Emergency Training to Halt Somali Deportations
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 12:00 PM

The Advocates for Human Rights, Center for New Americans at the University of Minnesota Law School, Legal Aid Service of Broward County, and Americans for Immigrant Justice have an immediate need for volunteer attorneys to provide pro bono representation in motions to reopen immigration cases for many of the Somali men and women who were on the failed December 7 deportation flight.


These men and women are currently detained in two facilities near Miami, Florida.


We need volunteer attorneys to:

  • Travel to Miami to meet with detainees at the detention facilities. Americans for Immigrant Justice will provide assistance on-the-ground at the facilities. Volunteers pay all of their own travel expenses.
  • Assist remotely with motions to reopen removal proceedings in immigration courts around the country. Travel not required.

The two-hour training will cover asylum basics, how to prepare a motion to reopen an immigration case, the current situation in Somalia, the current litigation in the Southern District of Florida, and details for those interested in conducting interviews at the detention facilities.


Please bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided.


If you have questions, please contact Theresa Dykoschak.


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**If you are interested in volunteering but not able to attend in person, you should still complete this form to indicate your interest, and we will send you a link to a recording of the training.**