VECINA Welcomes Kilpatrick Townsend Visiting Pro Bono Fellow

We are thrilled to share that Vita Zeltser is joining the VECINA team as the Kilpatrick Townsend Visiting Pro Bono Fellow.  Vita Zeltser is Counsel in the Atlanta office of the law firm of Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP, and a member of the firm’s Technology, Privacy & Cybersecurity team.  Her regular practice focuses on…

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VECINA Welcomes Kilpatrick Townsend Visiting Pro Bono Fellow

Introduction to Storytelling in the Asylum Context

We invite you to join VECINA on May 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM CST for an Introduction to Storytelling CLE. As immigration practitioners, we often create checklists instead of scenes, providing bland facts instead of painting pictures for judges and USCIS adjudicators. But judges and adjudicators are people, too, and the human brain is wired…

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Introduction to Storytelling in the Asylum Context

VECINA and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Present 3-Part Trial Skills Workshop Series

NOTE: This Trial Skills workshop is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Lindsay Gray at lindsay@vecina.org. Immigration Court trials can be intimidating and scary, because they can be life-saving and life-changing events for our clients. Immigration Judges are people just like us, who make decisions based on…

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VECINA and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Present 3-Part Trial Skills Workshop Series

VECINA Responds to the Supreme Court’s Decision Allowing the “Remain in Mexico” Policy to be Reinstated

Last night, the Supreme Court of the United States denied a stay request, thus requiring that the government reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), otherwise known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy. Under MPP, asylum seekers who come to the United States border are not permitted to enter the U.S. to prepare for their asylum cases…

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Introducing ReUnite’s New Project Manager!

We are thrilled to share that Karen Cepeda Diaz has joined VECINA’s ReUnite team as a contract Project Manager. Karen was born in Colombia, and she has called the United States, Brazil, and Argentina home. She worked as project coordinator for nearly a decade at a safety office that provided emergency support to journalists and…

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Introducing ReUnite’s New Project Manager!

Immigration Law and Policy News

A lot has happened in the last few weeks in the immigration law and policy world! Below are some of the highlights from recent weeks: Prosecutorial Discretion Memo On Friday, June 4, ICE released a new prosecutorial discretion memo instructing ICE attorneys how to prioritize who to enact immigration enforcement—such as arrest, detention, or deportation….

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Immigration Law and Policy News