Full Day Immigration Law Training in October

Full Day Immigration Law Training in October

RMIAN will host a full-day training on Immigration law in Denver on Friday, October 18, 2019. The event, co-sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association Immigration Law Section, will train attorneys and advocates to represent children, families, and detained individuals.

Attorneys who take a pro bono case from RMIAN in the coming year attend the training for only $75. Full training details, agenda, and faculty information can be found here. Register today using this link.

Job Announcement: Bilingual Staff Social Worker

Job Announcement: Bilingual Staff Social Worker

RMIAN has an immediate opening for a full-time social worker to expand the Social Service Project’s ability to address the behavioral health needs of adults encountered in immigration detention. The Bilingual Staff Social Worker will serve a small number of detained adult clients who have been deemed by the immigration court to be mentally incompetent to represent themselves and are appointed counsel under the National Qualified Representative Program. Finally and may also help support some child and adolescent clients of RMIAN’s Children’s Program.

Upcoming Human Trafficking Events

Upcoming Human Trafficking Events

RMIAN’s Human Trafficking Project Attorney, Caleb Stewart, will be among the speakers during two days of events at Front Range Community College’s Boulder County campus focused on helping community members understand the impacts of human trafficking in Colorado and the importance of fighting the problem locally. Additional event info can be found here.

Pro Bono Spotlight

Pro Bono Spotlight

RMIAN Volunteer Attorneys Amanda Milgrom & Alex Kimata, of the law firm Milgrom & Daskam, reflect on their experience representing an asylum seeker from East Africa. In describing their experience, Amanda wants other attorneys to know that, “by doing this work, you have the opportunity to impact someone’s life” and Alex says, “this is way you go to law school!” Their client went on to win asylum and, after the paperwork on the case is wrapped up, they plan to take another asylum case with RMIAN.

RMIAN Response to Recent ICE Raids

RMIAN Response to Recent ICE Raids

The Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network admonishes the recent raids that took place in Colorado and Wyoming and will steadfastly work to provide support to those who are directly impacted. While this administration works to separate families and lock-up treasured members of our communities in the darkness of immigration detention, RMIAN is dedicated to shedding light on their due process rights and walking alongside our clients and their loved ones before the immigration court.

Training Opportunity for Medical Forensic Evaluators

Training Opportunity for Medical Forensic Evaluators

The Yale Center for Asylum Medicine will present a conference that outlines the unique and important contribution clinicians can make for asylum seekers. The conference, entitled, “Medical Forensic Evaluation of Asylum Seekers: The Role of the Clinician in Documenting Human Rights Abuses,” will take place on Saturday, October 5, in New Haven, CT. Registration information can be found here.

Pro Bono Spotlight - Jeff Pearson

Pro Bono Spotlight - Jeff Pearson

Jeff Pearson came out of retirement to take a pro bono asylum case after a close friend told him about RMIAN’s work. Read about Jeff’s experience representing an East African man and helping him to win asylum and freedom from persecution. Jeff wants to encourage other retired attorneys to volunteer. “It’s important work,” Jeff says, “and there are many deserving clients who need your representation now.”

Asylum Law Conference - August 15 & 16

Asylum Law Conference - August 15 & 16

RMIAN will be co-hosting a two-day training on asylum law at the University of Colorado Law School on August 15 and 16, 2019. The conference is free for pro bono attorneys who agree to take a case within the next year. CLE credit, including ethics, will be offered and all proceeds of the conference will go to RMIAN and IRC. Register and get additional information here

Volunteer Interpreter Orientation - Tuesday, July 30

Volunteer Interpreter Orientation - Tuesday, July 30

RMIAN will host an Orientation to recruit more volunteer interpreters on Tuesday, July 30, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, at RMIAN’s office in Westminster. If you or someone you know speak multiple languages (all languages welcome - Spanish most needed) and would like to help immigrants in need, please attend this Orientation and share with your networks. Additional information can be found here. Register here.

Taco Passport to Benefit RMIAN

Taco Passport to Benefit RMIAN

The Taco Passport is a fundraising initiative created with the goal of connecting communities, local restaurants, and customers while raising money for nonprofit organizations. The Taco Passport is a booklet compiled of 2-for-1 coupons from some of the best local taquerias, restaurants, and food trucks in town. A portion of the proceeds raised from Taco Passport sales will be donated to RMIAN. Get your Passport today!