Access to Counsel

Only 14% of detained immigrants have an attorney and for those who do, impediments to counsel can be immensely harmful. Read about our advocacy work highlighting access to counsel issues in the immigration detention system and the importance of safeguarding this vital right.

El Paso Immigration Collaborative (EPIC) Seeks to Change the Asylum Landscape for Detained Immigrants

August 6, 2019

The Immigration Justice Campaign, along with local and national partners, has launched the El Paso Immigration Collaborative (EPIC). EPIC seeks to increase legal representation for detained immigrants in and around El Paso and promote oversight of the immigration courts and detention centers in the region.
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Letter Urges Secretary Nielsen to End the Migrant Protection Protocols Policy

February 6, 2019

The American Immigration Council, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. sent a letter to DHS Secretary Nielsen on February 6, 2019 documenting the harm that families served by the Dilley Pro Bono Project have faced on the other side of the southern border – and demanding a reversal of the Migrant Protection Protocols.
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