VECINA is thrilled to announce that Hope Frye is joining VECINA’s Family Reunification Project as the Project Executive, and Project Lifeline will be joining the project as a partner. Hope is the co-founder and executive director of Project Lifeline, has been an immigration attorney for 44 years. During that time, she has worked on the development of policy and law and litigated cases during the administrations of 7 Presidents. Hope is a past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and former board chair for the Center for Human Right and Constitutional Law, class counsel under the Flores Settlement agreement. In her capacity as lead Flores monitor, Hope testified in 2019 before the Senate and House on conditions for children held in CBP detention. Hope was recently nominated for recognition by the UNHCR for her long-time advocacy for immigrant women and children.

Welcome to the team, Hope and Project Lifeline!


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    John Vernon on April 16, 2021

    Kathy Lee-Cornell referred me. 42 years as a practitioner in International Law and have taught same at SMU Law School for over 16 years as an adjunct. Teaching Human Rights’ Law in the SMU MLS Embry Human Rights Department (15 years.)

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      VECINA on April 16, 2021

      That is great John! Thank you so much for volunteering, we welcome your experience. If you haven’t done so already, please sign up to volunteer here: We look forward to having you!

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