We Build Bridges, Not Walls, for Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Unaccompanied Children
VECINA provides mentorship and training to volunteer attorneys and others who provide representation and legal support to asylum seekers, refugees, and sponsors of unaccompanied children. Our expert staff come alongside the volunteers to provide training, answer questions one-on-one, and make sure that the attorneys have everything they need to provide zealous representation on behalf of their clients.
VECINA provides expert mentorship to pro bono attorneys representing asylum seekers before the Immigration Court throughout the country. We also host and participate in a variety of trainings focused on trial practice skills in Immigration Court.
Attorneys, administrators, and interpreter volunteers assist family members and other potential sponsors with reunification paperwork required to seek the release of unaccompanied immigrant children from the custody of the U.S. government.
Afghan Affirmative Asylum
We published online trainings and provide group mentorship to pro bono teams assisting Afghan newcomers with requests for asylum, so that they may remain safe in the U.S. permanently.
We developed resources and provided guidance for attorneys and other volunteers assisting Ukrainians with immigration issues, including those seeking temporary protected status, and those applying for the Uniting for Ukraine program. We also assisted with the reunification and release of several unaccompanied Ukrainian children.
Some Highlights from 2022:
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Goal: $50,000 Raised: $27,160