The ABA Commission on Immigration recently released a short video entitled Tu Futuro, Tu Voz (Your Future, Your Voice). The short video, just over fourteen minutes and available in both English and Spanish, showcases four young adults, Jiveli, Nancy, Adolfo, and René, from Central America who came to the United States as unaccompanied children. They share what it was like to work with legal service providers as children and provide advice about the immigration legal process for youth. The ABA Commission describes the video by saying, “the four protagonists describe what it was like to be detained and confront the immigration legal system, and what it took for them to trust the lawyers who offered assistance, despite their fear and uncertainty.”
The video was created to be a resource for legal service providers, shelters, schools, and others to show children and youth who recently entered the United States as unaccompanied children. CILA is very excited to share the video as we believe it may help nonprofit organizations and pro bono attorneys help bridge the gap to create a trusting working relationship with their clients. It is a powerful and inspiring video, and we hope you incorporate it into your programs and client engagement. The video can be found on the ABA’s website and on YouTube.