Helping Women and Children Flee Violence and Find Protection in the United States

A team of  local volunteer lawyers, law students, paralegals, and interpreters,  is traveling to Southern Texas to aid women and children fleeing violence in Central America.  The volunteers will be directly representing children and women incarcerated at the Dilley detention center by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They will be working through a non-profit organization, CARA Project, and are being sponsored by the Georgia/Alabama chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  They are bringing a small piece of justice and dignity to the inhumane and illegal incarceration of children and their mothers.

 

Our volunteers appear in court, represent clients at credible fear interviews and bond proceedings, complete client intakes and client preparation; gather research and draft motions and declarations to support claims, and provide protection to the children and women from harsh detention conditions. 

 

All of our Georgia volunteers are paying their own airfare, motel, and expenses for the trip.   They will put in 14 hour days of pro-bono service, from their arrival Sunday afternoon until their flight back Saturday.     For some of them, this is a very large expense.  To help defray the cost, AILA GA/AL is seeking donations for a specific "Dilley Fund" that will be dispersed to the volunteers after the trip.   We gratefully appreciate anything you can give.  

This website, dedicated to fundraising for AILA GA/AL's Dilley delegation, is being hosted by The Law Office of Kerry E. McGrath.  All Donations made through the link above are paid directly to the AILA GA/AL account and not to the owner of this webpage.  

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