Deferred Action Clinics - Hogar Immigrant Services

Posted by OPI at 12:10 PM in Pro Bono Honors Pledge

Many organizations in the DC area are gearing up to help immigrants brought to this country as children understand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. Through DACA, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will grant two-year, renewable, reprieves from deportation to eligible young immigrants who meet certain criteria.Hogar Immigrant Services is starting evening clinics at the end of September and expects to hold them twice a month during which they will have volunteers help them complete the applications for eligible DACA applicants. Each of these applicants will have already been prescreened for eligibility and should be ready at this appointment to complete the process.Law students may participate as volunteers, but they must 1) undergo training with Hogar and 2) be willing to commit to coming to more than one evening clinic.Hogar hopes to have the next volunteer training in October some time. Volunteering at the DACA clinics counts toward the Pro Bono Pledge as legal hours. The time spent in training does not count. To get involved, contact Mary Mary C. Brittingham; Director, Legal Services Program; Hogar Immigrant Services; 6201 Leesburg Pike, #307; Falls Church, VA 22044;; 703-534-9805 ext. 234.

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