Pro Bono Matters

Welcome to Pro Bono Matters for Children Facing Deportation!

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Standing with Children

Unaccompanied Children and the Need for Pro Bono Representation

The numbers speak for themselves.

Thousands of young people in immigration court have no attorney at their side. Representation makes a significant difference in the lives of children facing deportation. Many children have legal relief available that could offer them protection and more security in the United States. The only thing missing is knowledge and guidance to navigate the system.

Below you will find pro bono opportunities nationwide to support children in removal proceedings. Funded by the  Acacia Center for Justice, this platform, Pro Bono Matters for Children Facing Deportation, allows lawyers to search and share available pro bono cases for unaccompanied children (UC) detained by the federal government or released to live with family members while in removal proceedings.

Pro tip:Use the search box to find cases with particular characteristics (e.g., cases in your city, hashtags). Posting organizations sometimes use hashtags to provide key information about pro bono opportunities. For example, some organizations will include the hashtag “#remote” if the opportunity can be done from anywhere, and “#mentorship” may be included if the posting organization provides mentorship to pro bono attorneys. Some organizations may also use a hashtag to flag that a client speaks a language other than English such as “SpeaksSpanish.” Please note even if a child speaks a different language than you, the posting nonprofit may be able to point you to resources to find a volunteer interpreter/translator to support you in the case; additionally, some organizations provide interpretation/translation support in-house. CILA also has some resources to support you. 

Want to work with a specific organization? Select their name from the “partner” list in the filter box to search for available cases. If you don’t see a match, use the “notify me” box to receive an email when that organization posts another opportunity.

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