CILA hosts Texas-wide working groups on SIJ status, children’s asylum law, and working with detained unaccompanied children. Conference calls for each of these groups are held on a quarterly basis, and CILA hosts a listserv for these groups where members can send inquires and responses to the entire listserv.

In addition, CILA hosts a Houston-wide working group on SIJ status. Quarterly meetings are usually held in person at the offices of local members, and the working group has a very active listserv managed by CILA.

Staff attorneys at legal service providers, pro bono attorneys, and private attorneys are all are encouraged to participate in one or more of the working groups. CILA also uses the listservs as a place to provide details for working group meetings, relevant substantive updates, as well as advertise our trainings and other opportunities. Please note that neither listserv is open to employees of the federal government. We ask that members do not share information from the listservs to anyone outside of the listserv including media or government officials without permission from the sender. If you begin a job as an employee of the federal government, please inform CILA and ask that we remove you from the listserv.

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I urge each of you in this audience to join the “New Due Process Army” and stand up for “truth, justice, and the American way” in our failing, misused, and politically abused United States Immigration Courts and to continue the fight, for years or decades if necessary, until this system finally is forced to deliver on its noble but unfulfilled promise of “being the world’s best tribunals, guaranteeing fairness and due process for all.” Harm to one is harm to all! Due process forever!

Paul Wickham Schmidt

Retired Immigration Judge
July 19, 2017
Frankel Lecture Series
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