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

VECINA Welcomes Barbara Hines to Our Mentor Team

We are thrilled to announce that Barbara Hines has joined VECINA as a mentor. Barbara has done so much for asylum seekers in Texas throughout her career, and has inspired countless students to become immigration lawyers. We are honored to have her! Barbara Hines is a former clinical professor and founder of the University of…

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VECINA Welcomes Barbara Hines to Our Mentor Team

Hope Frye Joins VECINA’s Family Reunification Project as Project Executive

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…

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Hope Frye Joins VECINA’s Family Reunification Project as Project Executive

VECINA Launches Family Reunification Project

FAMILY REUNIFICATION PROJECT Over 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children are in immigration custody right now, and 90% of them have a relative in the US who can sponsor them. Fifty percent have a biological parent here. The paperwork for relatives and sponsors can be daunting and the process scary. That’s why VECINA, in partnership with Project Lifeline, is…

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VECINA Launches Family Reunification Project