This year the Utah Legislature passed a resolution calling on Congress to support the humane treatment of refugees and end family separations during border crises. Utah businesses recently came together to reaffirm the decade-old Utah Compact, which promotes common sense immigration reforms, including ending family separations. Yet U.S. immigration policy continues to separate and incarcerate children and protect refugees risking dangerous journeys to escape violence and persecution in their home countries by seeking asylum in the United States. As a result, there continues to be a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
But you can help.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
1. Contribute to the Project Corazon Travel Fund. Operated by Lawyers for Good Government, this fund sends volunteer lawyers (particularly Spanish-speaking immigration lawyers) to the detention centers and refugee camps where help is desperately needed. Click here to learn more & donate. You can also pledge your frequent flier miles to help get more lawyers to the border.
2. Volunteer your time and expertise with Lawyers for Good Government in the following ways:
- If you’re an immigration lawyer and would be willing to donate your time to help asylum seekers in remote locations (but can’t afford the associated travel expenses), click here to apply for travel funding.
- If you’re bilingual (Spanish/English) and have a few hours a week to help conduct intake interviews with detained asylum-seekers remotely (by phone), click here to learn more about how you can help with the remote intake program.
- If you’re a lawyer at a large law firm, ask your pro bono coordinator whether your firm is part of Project Corazon. If your firm is already a Project Corazon partner, there may be immediate opportunities for you to volunteer for our remote CFI and/or remote bond projects. If your firm would like to learn more about partnering with Lawyers for Good Government, email them at corazon@L4GG.org.
3. Learn more about the issue and border needs through International Rescue Committee and consider making a donation to their efforts.