WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2017 — The American Bar Association has launched the ImmigrationJustice.US portal, a rapid emergency response website to coordinate the efforts of volunteer lawyers helping immigrants in response to President Trump’s Executive Orders altering the U.S. immigration system.
“The Law Practice Division Futures Committee and the ABA Center for Innovation accelerated a project to coordinate the volunteer efforts of lawyers responding to the president’s travel ban,” ABA President Linda A. Klein told the ABA’s House of Delegates at its Midyear Meeting this week. “Working with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, they helped set up a website in one afternoon, with links to relevant law, habeas resources, how-to-help guides and volunteer forms.”
The site also provides information on:
- Relevant case law and statutes
- Volunteer coordination forms
- American Immigration Lawyers Association resources
- Habeas corpus guides
- Immigration news
- Deportation waivers and relief forms and information
- Detention fact sheets and reports, practice advisories, litigation and advocacy
- Link to Help the Lawyers GoFundMe to raise funds to feed clients and volunteer attorneys, and purchase necessary supplies for attorneys helping detained individuals at airports.
The website is organized by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Immigration Council, and the ABA Center for Innovation. It was built through the efforts of the ABA Law Practice Division Futures Initiative with technical assistance from Aaron Street and Sam Glover of Lawyerist.com; Catherine Sanders Reach of the Chicago Bar Association, Dan Lear of Avvo, and Ed Walters of Fastcase.
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