Purpose and unmet legal need:
The purpose of EBDP is to partner with East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (EBSC) and East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) to provide immigration legal services to support and empower Bay Area residents. EBDP was created with a focus on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), but has expanded to assist with a wider breadth of immigrant petitions and applications. Many immigrants have legal claims to remain in the United States, but don’t have the resources to fight for those claims. Even with the uncertain future of the program, DACA remains one effective way for undocumented immigrants to get better access to education, employment, and other social rights. EBDP’s pro bono work supports local nonprofits and helps them to reach as many clients seeking immigration assistance as possible.
Work of participants:
EBDP helps provide direct legal services to immigrant communities in the East Bay under the supervision of East Bay Sanctuary Covenant and East Bay Community Law Center attorneys. EBDP members will receive training on how to complete different applications and will have the opportunity to participate in DACA workshops or work one-on-one with clients on more time-intensive applications.
Time Commitment: 10 to 20 hours per semester.
For more information, please contact the student leaders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video Recording of the Fall 2016 Immigration SLPS Information Session (Introduction to: Berkeley Immigration Group – Detention Project; Berkeley Immigration Law Clinic; Boalt Anti-Trafficking Project; California Asylum Representation Clinic; East Bay Dreamer Clinic; and International Refugee Assistance Project). Recorded Thursday, September 1.
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