If you have not joined the American Immigration Lawyers Association as a student member you are not doing all you can do to network and get that immigration job! Join AILA today and you can attend conferences at the student rate
26th Annual AILA Central Florida Chapter Fall Conference October 5-6, 2012 Sheraton Sand Key Resort Clearwater Beach, Florida . Important Contact Information This event is being presented by AILA’s Central Florida Chapter. This event is not being organized by the AILA National Office. If you have questions about the program or registration, please contact the conference chair, Tulio Suarez at 239.344.1177 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prof. Curran got her first job while an AILA student member. It is a great way to meet attorneys in the practice area.
October 5th & 6th the AILA conference will take place in Tampa. AIA is the private immigration bar. The conference has a student rate and offers networking opportunities. Prof. Curran got her first immigration job while an AILA student member.
The Coastal Immigrant Rights Clinic Welcomes Adjunct Prof. Karen Winston to the Clinic. Karen is a grad of FCSL and a former clinical student. Karen wrote and was awarded an amazing fellowship to do work with immigrants in detention. She has invited clinic students to work with her on educating immigrants about their rights and we are excited to have her as a guest professor while Prof. Curran is out on leave to spend time with her family and focus on some writing.
To find out more about Karen’s fellowship and equal justice works fellowships see the link below.
Karen will be with the clinic from Aug 2012 to Jan 2013
This past week a team of Immigrant Rights Clinic students partnered with two legal aid organizations and interviewed detainees about conditions in the Baker Detention Center.
Student’s learned about the dentention system and standards and met with DHS officials and Jail officials as well as detainees.
Preparing an Asylum case for a Haitian client
Immigrant Rights Clinic students conduct “Know Your Rights” presentations to immigrant populations. This month the clinic will assist JALA attorney ( Coastal Grad) Karen Winston in conducting a Know Your Rights Presentation to Haitian’s detained in ICE detention centers. Karen’s project focuses on immigrant women in detention.
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For more information about country conditions in Haiti for women see http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2011/0831/Haitian-women-fight-back-against-abuses
Below find a link to Spanish language news coverage on Last year’s Know Your Rights Presentation to the Latino Community of NE Florida. The clip features Coastal Grad Carlos Martin and 3L Andrea Reyes.
The Immigrant Rights Clinic Welcomes (back) Vanessa Bernadotte. Vanessa is a 2010 Coastal grad. Vanessa did fantastic work in the clinic and we are thrilled to have her back working with us as an attorney and clinical fellow. Below find a link to an article about a project Vanessa worked on as a student.
Former Coastal clinical student Karen Winston’s work at the Baker Detention Facility featured in Colorlines magazine
Immigrant Rights clinic student Angie Aguilar hard at work in the clinic. Angie obtained a trafficking victim visa for her child client last week. Angie has been working on the case since her summer clinic semester.
Human Trafficking involves the commercial exchange and exploitation of humans including forced prostitution and pornography, involuntary labor, servitude and debt bondage. Human trafficking is a growing problem worldwide, recently rising to the second most common criminal activity behind the illegal drug trade. Florida has been identified as a hub for human trafficking activity, citing one of the highest incidences of human trafficking in the country. This crime affects all types of individuals, both foreign and domestic. Students in the Immigrant Rights clinic provide representation to human trafficking victims in North East Florida.