VECINA is Hiring a Special Projects Manager!

Special Projects Manager VECINA is hiring a part-time Special Projects Manager for a limited duration. This position will manage pro bono teams working on legal projects and issues related to migrants at the southern border, as well as migrants from Ukraine. Duties: Manage the placement of cases and pro bono projects with pro bono attorneys…

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VECINA is Hiring a Special Projects Manager!

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

**NOTE: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.** 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….

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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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