Sanctuary Lawyers Training: Meeting the Legal Needs of Faith Congregations
Monday, July 24, 2017 8:30 AM

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
50 South Sixth Street
Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498

Many Minnesota faith congregations have responded to the Trump Administration's changes in immigration enforcement policy by offering to provide "sanctuary" to vulnerable immigrants in immediate danger of deportation. Many more are currently discerning whether to take that step.

Congregations discerning their role in offering sanctuary need pro bono lawyers to help them understand the legal implications - the bright lines and gray areas - of housing and transporting undocumented immigrants, or providing support to congregations that do. Congregations committed to providing sanctuary need pro bono lawyers to help them do so in a lawful way that reduces the risk of potential criminal investigation and enforcement.

Dorsey is partnering with LegalCORPS, The Advocates for Human Rights, the Minnesota State Bar Association Human Rights Committee, ISAIAH, and the AILA Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter's Faith-Based Advocacy Group to provide training and coordination for area lawyers who would like to help the sanctuary movement.

The July 24 CLE will introduce lawyers to the legal, practical, and ethical issues of advising congregations on providing sanctuary and equip lawyers interested in providing pro bono legal services to sanctuary congregations.

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On August 10, ISAIAH will hold a legal clinic to help answer basic questions for congregations interested in providing sanctuary and to refer them to pro bono lawyers. Save the date:

August 10, 2017
6:00-8:30pm
Location: TBD