Courtnie Gore is an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow with The Advocates' Refugee and Immigrant Program. Equal Justice Works is an organization that funds internships and programs for lots of different causes. The focus of Courtnie's fellowship is immigration. What are some of the benefits of working as a legal fellow? The guidance - … Continue reading What’s it like to be an Advocate for Human Rights? An interview with Courtnie Gore
The Advocates is able to help these women and children in two important ways: providing legal assistance in their asylum cases and using their experiences to advocate at the United Nations for law and policy changes in their home country of Guatemala.
Last week, the Supreme Court ordered reargument in Jennings v. Rodriguez. The case challenges whether detention for indefinite periods of time without review defies the constitution. This year, there could be up to 500,000 people detained in federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers, jails, and private prisons. While some are detained a few weeks, others may be held for months or even years while they challenge their removal before the immigration courts and on appeal. The initial challenge to indefinite … Continue reading Supreme Court orders reargument in indefinite detention case
We commemorate World Refugee Day on June 20, 2017 by sharing some of our clients' stories of courage and hope. Please take five minutes to listen to their stories.