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 excited to announce that we are launching a project to help reunify family members and sponsors with children in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Our project will recruit volunteer attorneys, administrative support, and interpreters to assist with ORR paperwork and communicate with case workers so that the reunification process can move as quickly and smoothly as possible. Because they are the most vulnerable, we will be focusing on reunification for indigenous children.
As we get our project of the ground, we need your help!
VOLUNTEER TO WORK WITH A FAMILY MEMBER OR SPONSOR
If you’re an attorney, or can provide administrative or interpretation support, volunteer to work with a family member or sponsor! You will help them gather documents and complete paperwork. Attorneys will screen for legal violations, and communicate with the case worker as needed.
DONATE TO VECINA
If you can’t sign up to volunteer, we’d love for you to support VECINA financially! We can’t do what we do without the support of our donors. Donate to VECINA to support this project and others.
JOIN US TODAY AT 3:45 PM CST ON FACEBOOK LIVE TO DISCUSS THE PROJECT
Join VECINA Board Chair Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch and CEO Lindsay Gray to discuss the project at 3:45 CST today, March 24th!