Youth Deportation Clinic

The Central American Resource Center's ("CARECEN") UAC Representation Project provides free legal services to unaccompanied youth facing deportation. Many of these children cannot afford representation, so these services can mean the difference between deportation and a path to citizenship. Alongside CARECEN attorneys, students will conduct legal screenings for minors in order to help identify potential defenses to deportation, including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and asylum. Students will develop client interviewing skills and knowledge of immigration law, while also helping these vulnerable children. Clinics take place at CARECEN's Los Angeles office on Fridays from 1:00-5:00pm. Students are required to attend at least twice a semester. There is a high need for Spanish-speaking volunteers, but all students are welcome.

Clinic Chairs
Nikki Mahmoudi:
Maria Nava:

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