Refugee & Immigrant Program
There are many volunteer opportunities with the Refugee & Immigrant Program.
Lack of experience with asylum law is not an obstacle to helping asylum-seekers. Refugee and Asylum Project volunteers receive training, are paired with experienced immigration attorneys who are available to consult on the case, and have the support of Project staff and the online resources of www.probono.net/asylum.
Attorneys who volunteer to represent an asylum applicant through Minnesota Advocates undertake a significant responsibility they agree to represent their client through the asylum application process. In return, volunteers receive the opportunity to engage in one of the most fulfilling cases of their career and to literally save the life of their client. The volunteer is primarily responsible for meeting with the client, preparing and filing the necessary application and supporting documents, and representing the client at their asylum interview, or before the immigration court or Board of Immigration Appeals. Volunteers serve as the clients primary point of contact throughout the asylum process.
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