Teach-In on Universal Representation in Immigration

  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Immigration Advocates Response Collaborative & Innovation Law Lab
  • Brooklyn Law School
Topics:
  • Immigration Policy
  • Immigration Legislation
  • Immigration Court

Description: 

Each day, thousands of immigrants are detained, ordered deported, and denied rights under current laws because they cannot meaningfully engage with our broken immigration legal system. Heightened, overly-agressive enforcement and anti-immigrant policies in Washington have only exacerbated these threats to our communities. To respond to this crisis, New York has led other states in providing publicly-funded legal representation to immigrants and fostering programs meant to support their legal needs, all with the aspiration of one day achieving universal representation.

As we continue to look for ways to protect immigrant New Yorkers in meaningful, sustainable ways, this teach-in is aimed at starting a dialogue on what constitutes universal representation. What do we mean when we say we are working towards Universal Representation? What are the legal needs our communities face? And what are the challenges providers face in meeting them?

The goal is to walk away with a better understanding of the different views on universal representation and ideas on how to address the challenges communities face in accessing legal help when in need.

Dinner will be provided.

Topics:

  • Have a better understanding of the different views on universal representation and ideas on how to address the challenges communities face in accessing legal help when in need
  • What constitutes universal representation
  • What we mean when we say we are working towards Universal Representation
  • Learning the legal needs our communities face
  • Learning the challenges providers face in meeting them

Registration:

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IAN Partners

  • pro bono net
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • national immigration law center
  • unidos us
  • immigration legal resource center
  • immigration legal resource center
  • american immigration council
  • american civil liberties union
  • american immigration council
  • national immigration project
  • the advocates for human rights
  • lutheran immigration and refugee service
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