Country Conditions Research
We are currently seeking volunteers to conduct intensive internet research on the human rights conditions in asylum seekers' home countries. Volunteers will be paired with a pro bono attorney representing an asylum seeker at one of our pilot site locations. Volunteers will be asked to find news articles (US and international), reports from government agencies (e.g., U.S. State Department), human rights nonprofits (e.g., Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, etc.), and other sources to corroborate the asylum applicant’s story and fear of return to her/his home country. Volunteers will be asked to compile the relevant articles into a detailed index (with links to the online articles), print two copies of the materials, and mail the package to the pro bono attorney representing the asylum seeker. The Immigration Justice Campaign has specific guidance on performing this work.
This is a great way for volunteers to provide substantive assistance to asylum seekers and their pro bono attorneys even if they can not travel to a detention center. The work, which can all be done remotely, is expected to take 10-20 hours, depending on the complexity of the case. Volunteers will typically have 3 weeks to compile the country conditions packet.
Remote (online opportunity).
Nature of Work
We need volunteers at all of our partner sites.
Internet research and mailing of printed country conditions packet to pro bono attorney representing a detained asylum seeker.
By signing up for this opportunity, you are entering our volunteer pool and will be contacted once a case in need of research becomes available.
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