Past Blogs


American Bar Association Organizes Impactful Pro Bono Trip to Southern Border in October

I recently had the privilege of spending a week in Harlingen, Texas, to volunteer with the American Bar Association’s project ProBAR, as part of a remarkable group of talented, committed professionals from all over the country. It was an intense week that involved lengthy visits with detainees at the Port Isabel Detention Center, situated in a flat green landscape dotted with palm trees and giant windmills, not far from the Gulf of Mexico.


Reflections from Volunteer Joel Padilla

"Like many, I have been reading and absorbing the news about the “immigration crisis,” stories of family separation, overcrowding, and inhumane conditions at our southern border for many months now. Whether it’s rhetoric about policy by one of our elected officials, or conversations with friends and family, issues surrounding immigration policy have been a constant topic of discussion during Trump’s presidency. I wanted to do my part to help and see for myself what was happening at the border. "

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