Children should not represent themselves in court. We match and mentor pro bono attorneys to handle immigration cases for unaccompanied immigrant children released from federal custody in the United States.
In 2005, we launched the Immigrant Children’s Legal Program (ICLP) to help the increasing number of unaccompanied children involved in immigration court proceedings but who cannot afford legal representation. We recruit and mentor pro bono attorneys to represent immigrant children facing deportation. We have matched hundreds of children with attorneys nationwide. Attorneys do not need prior immigration law experience to volunteer.
USCRI developed the Reconnecting Families resource manual and parent and teen workbooks through a partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. The manual is designed to help families start to rebuild their relationship with one another after an extended separation due to migration.
In an International partnership with the Universidad Tecnolólogica de El Salvador (UTEC), the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) provides information as to the migration pattern of Salvadorans. The report explores and analyzes the root causes of migration among Salvadoran adults and children.
For the latest number of unaccompanied immigrant children detained by Customs & Border Protection go to their website here.