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Asylum Law and Representing Families in Immigration Detention Training

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Date: 
September 30, 2015 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Registration for this event is CLOSED.

The Berks County Family Detention Center, located about an hour and a half from Center City, is one of three family detention centers maintained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). There, the federal government detains families apprehended along the border, who await the processing of their asylum claims.

Many of these men, women, and children detained at Berks need legal assistance to secure their release from immigration detention. Specifically, these asylum seekers need representation for their bond hearings, and credible and reasonable fear interviews, all key steps toward determining whether an asylum seeker is permitted to remain in the United States.

This training provides attendees with a strong foundation in bond procedures, the credible fear process, and basic information about asylum law. This representation project will provide pro bono attorneys with discrete, fast-moving, and rewarding opportunities for representing families in need.

Please direct any questions to Robyn Barnard.

Location: 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
(Lunch will be provided)
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Blank Rome LLP
130 N 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6998