The Immigration Project focuses on educating immigrants about their legal rights and guiding immigrants through the naturalization process. Students work directly with immigrants and refugees to guide them through their naturalization applications at various naturalization workshops set up in the Triad area. Additionally, we hope to offer students an opportunity to perform Know Your Rights presentations to immigrant groups in the area, educating immigrants in the community about their legal rights.
Training takes place at the law school. More information on the training materials.
Fall 2017 Training: September 12th @ 12pm in Worrell Room 1108
The Naturalization Project will likely take place on Saturdays in Greensboro. Depending on your other commitments, you can commit a lot of time to naturalization workshops and other immigration projects or just volunteer at the occasional workshop. However, either way, you will need to commit the time for the training as immigration forms can be complex and confusing.
Immigration is a great pro bono project for students interested in international law, human rights law, a career in public interest law or any kind of transactional law. This project will be beneficial to any student wishing to use their language skills or have experience working directly with diverse clients. This project is also good practice for explaining often complex legal concepts to the layperson- client. Spanish or any other kind of foreign language ability is not required or necessary.
Contact Samantha Poon or Ray Dunn to learn more about getting involved! Also, look out for information about training and opportunities in our weekly newsletter and Project Calendar!