VECINA is Hiring a Contract Attorney for our New Freedom of Movement Project

VECINA is hiring a Contract Attorney for our new Freedom of Movement Project, which will initially focus on mentoring and training pro bono attorneys and administrative volunteers to prepare and file applications for humanitarian parole for Afghan nationals so that they may request permission to enter the United States. The Contract Attorney will support the…

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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!

VECINA is Hiring a Project Manager for ReUnite!

ReUnite Project Manager ** NOTE: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. ** VECINA is hiring a Project Manager for ReUnite, which works with families and sponsors for the release of children from the custody of immigration. The Project Manager will support ReUnite by monitoring case progress of pro bono teams. Duties: Check in with pro bono…

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VECINA is Hiring a Project Manager for ReUnite!

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