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Denver Detention Facility: Merits Cases

The Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network is seeking attorneys to represent noncitizens detained at the Denver Contract Detention Center in their applications for relief from removal. This opportunity involves meeting with the client (can be done remotely), drafting an application for relief from removal, collecting supporting evidence, and conducting a hearing on the merits of the case in immigration court. To learn more about this opportunity type or others, please visit our Types of Volunteer Opportunities page.


The Support We Provide
Your work will be supported by several innovated resources: (1) An in-house expert who will mentor you and a group of other attorneys with similarly situated cases; (2) An online library of resources and training materials including template briefs, examples, and detailed guides; (3) A hands-on guide to walk you step-by-step through local practices and procedures.

Individuals in Need of Representation

Mr. MA

Relief Sought: Withholding of Removal, Convention Against Torture
Referring Partner Site: Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
Location: Aurora Contract Detention Facility (Aurora, CO)
Country of Origin: Mexico
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: December 19, 2022 (Individual Hearing)

Mr. MA is a man in his mid-40's from Mexico who has been living in the United States since 2006. He originally entered in 2000, but he was deported and returned in 2006. He fears returning to Mexico due to threats he has received from a cartel that his brother is a part of. Mr. MA also has a U.S. citizen wife and child. Mr. MA seeks pro bono assistance with his case so that he may remain safely in the United States with is family.

Mr. MC

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection under the Convention Against Torture
Referring Partner Site: Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
Location: Aurora Contract Detention Facility (Aurora, CO)
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: December 1, 2022 (Master Calendar Hearing)

Mr. MC is a man in his early 30's from Nicaragua who recently arrived in the United States. Mr. MC fears return to Nicaragua because of his political opinion and indigenous identity. He has on prior removal order and is in withholding-only proceedings. Mr. MC passed his reasonable fear interview and is eligible to apply for withholding of removal and protection under the Convention against Torture. Mr. MC seeks pro bono assistance with his asylum case.

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To apply, please email probonocoordinator@immcouncil.org.

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