Posts Tagged RMIAN

[Interview] What’s Really Happening With Unaccompanied Minors: An Update From an Attorney On the Front Lines

[Interview] What’s Really Happening With Unaccompanied Minors: An Update From an Attorney On the Front Lines

This blog has followed the issue of how our agencies and courts are responding to the large numbers of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. in recent months. We’ve heard from Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) on the dire need for counsel, from Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) on collaboration among attorneys, and from the ACLU on right to counsel litigation. We could use an update, and we could learn from an attorney actively working these cases in the

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The Best of Both Worlds: The Power of Uniting Immigration Lawyers with Family Law Attorneys to Protect Children

The Best of Both Worlds: The Power of Uniting Immigration Lawyers with Family Law Attorneys to Protect Children

One of the very first cases I worked on as a new attorney with the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) stays with me to this day. Just seventeen years old, Jose made the courageous decision to come to the U.S. to be with family members who could protect him from the abuse and violence he had suffered in Honduras as a child. Disabled from a childhood illness, Jose’s decision to leave all he knew behind and embark on a

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