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The Children’s Remote Access Initiative


About the Project

The Children’s Remote Access Initiative is a partnership between two legal services providers, Latino Memphis (LM) and Community Legal Center (CLC), and two community-based organizations, The Arkansas United Community Coalition (AUCC) and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) to provide representation to unaccompanied immigrant children 100 miles or more from the Memphis Immigration Court.

This program expands beyond a simple direct representation model by establishing close, intentional partnerships with statewide community organizations.  We use the relationships we build with clients as we provide legal representation in order to identify other possible issues and connect them with local services. Working with statewide organizations, we can also reach farther out into the region, connecting with children who have not had access to our services because of distance. We also provide transportation aid for those who need help getting to the Memphis Immigration Court. We can help arrange for interpretation if necessary and we do provide trainings and mentorship for non-immigration attorneys.

 

Volunteers Opportunities

1) Attorneys are needed for asylum cases at Memphis Immigration Court.
2) Family attorneys are needed across Tennessee, North Mississippi, and Arkansas to serve as guardians ad litem and to represent clients in obtaining predicate orders for SIJ cases.
3) Drivers.
4) Interpreters.

 

Contact

To get involved with this project, contact Casey Bryant, Legal Directory for Derechos Immigration Program at Latino Memphis: casey@latinomemphis.org, (901) 366-5882 ext. 102

To directly contact immigration legal services providers in Tennessee to inquire about pro bono opportunities, go to https://www.uacresources.org/gethelp/search?zip=38103&x=20&y=10