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August 05, 2018

Video highlights: Eyewitnesses share plight of immigrant families at the border

ABA President Hilarie Bass and other panelists provide first-person accounts of the treatment of immigrant families at the U.S. border as part of “Families on the Precipice: Navigating the Separation, Detention, and Reunification of Families at the U.S. border,” on Aug. 5 at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Presenters also issued a plea for volunteer attorneys who are needed throughout the country, not just on the U.S.-Mexican border. Volunteers need not speak Spanish or have experience in immigration law. For more information, visit

Hilarie Bass
ABA President

Anne Chandler
Executive Director
Tahirih Justice Center

Kimi Jackson

Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe
Clinical Associate Professor of Law
Northwestern University School of Law

Maria Woltjen
Executive Director
Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights