Thousands of children are fleeing violence in Central America and seeking safety in the United States. Many of these children have legitimate claims to legal residency in the United States, but they have no right to a free lawyer. Church World Service (CWS) and National Justice for Our Neighbors (NJFON) provide free legal services to unaccompanied children. With your support we can ensure that these children do not stand in court alone. CWS and NJFON are responding to this crisis by sending attorneys to Lackland Air Force Base and other shelters in San Antonio, Texas, where children are being temporarily housed, to inform them of their legal rights and advise them of their options before being released into the custody of sponsors.
Join us on September 9th from 6:00-8:00pm at Impact Hub DC in showing your support for the thousands of children who are fleeing violence in Central America! Rob Rutland-Brown, Executive Director of NJFON, and Jen Smyers, Associate Director, Immigration and Refugee Policy at CWS, will talk about the current state of this crisis along with a presentation by one of our expert attorneys working directly with unaccompanied children followed by Q&A. All proceeds from this fundraising event will be used to provide legal services to unaccompanied children through the CWS and NJFON networks.
Enter UACServe for a discount on tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/820510
Special thanks to our event sponsors Impact Hub DC and Tortilla Café!
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