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Adam Cohen @axidentaliberal
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UPDATE: Lawyers for Good Government’s

♦️Project Corazon♦️

to reunite families separated by the Trump administration and providing legal assistance to those seeking asylum.

We are now a coalition of 40+ large law firms and non-profit organizations, 6,000+ volunteer lawyers across the country, 2,000+ translators, social services providers, and others, all working together to address not only the immediate family separation crisis and asylum issues.
Last week, we launched our remote legal services project, drafting five "Request for Reinterview" briefs in under 12 hours for mothers who are separated and detained. This week, we are working to help drafting of as many as 350 Motions for Reconsideration for separated parents.
@lawyers4goodgov E.D @tracilove is currently on the ground in El Paso, Texas, building relationships with organizations providing front-line legal services to immigrant families, to determine the best ways for Project Corazon to structure and deliver remote legal services.
There are many organizations, including nonprofits and pro bono immigration attorneys who don’t get the press attention being paid to some other groups, but who are working 18-20 hour days to serve families. We continue to build relationships with them so we can work together.
Project Corazon also continues to coordinate groups of volunteer lawyers who work for a week at a time at family detention centers like Karnes and Dilley. In addition, we are also working to develop new on-the-ground programs in areas that are not already well-served.
We have also received and referred out to coalition partners several individual matters requiring in-person legal services. As Project Corazon continues to expand, we expect to receive more of these kinds of requests, and will reach out to our law firm partners for assistance.
At the request of Sen. Feinstein's office, we began to create a system for gathering & documenting information on the treatment of families at the border/in detention. We seek to establish a systematic, streamlined way to track & report on asylum-seeking families over time.
Thanks for supporting Project Corazon. While it was an urgent humanitarian crisis that brought us here, we have an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the long-term, creating ways for pro bono lawyers to serve asylum-seeking families in America.
Never give up. Never give in.

Always #resist

#L4GG #LawyersResist
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