“Supporting Detained Immigrant Children in the DC Area, Year 2”

“Dear PoPville,

As a refresher, we work with immigrant youth in detention centers in the area that are run by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. (It’s been in the news a bit lately, if it sounds familiar…) This month, we are focusing the spotlight on our Detained Children’s Program and the clients we serve through our Second Annual Noviembre de Niños: Stand With Immigrant Youth! We have highlighted accessible ways that people can help support our detained child clients, such as purchasing an item off our Amazon wish list that we will deliver to detained immigrant children who are far from family and friends.

The kids we work with would be so appreciative of your support!”

Noviembre de Niños: Stand Up with Immigrant Youth:

This month CAIR Coalition is focusing the spotlight on our Detained Children’s Program and the clients we serve through our First Annual Noviembre de Niños: Stand Up with Immigrant Youth!

Over 59,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended at the United States’ southern border in 2016, an increase of over 20,000 from 2013. CAIR Coalition’s Detained Children’s Program provides crucial legal services to this population, many of whom are severely traumatized by the violence they have experienced or witnessed in their home country, and are eligible for legal immigration relief in the United States. We are inspired by the youth we serve and we are taking this month to focus on how we can all work together to better meet their needs. We are asking you, our community, to spread the word and join us in Standing Up with Immigrant Youth this November.

Learn more about the issues. Throughout the month our blog posts will introduce and explore issues affecting the immigrant youth we serve. You will hear from staff and guest writers on emerging legal issues and other challenges facing unaccompanied immigrant minors.

Bring a smile to the face of a detained immigrant child. Purchase something off our Amazon Wish List full of books and activities to donate to the detention facilities that house the immigrant youth we serve. It is a quick and easy way to make a big difference in the life of a child detained far away from friends and family.

Provide legal representation. CAIR Coalition’s November newsletters will highlight the stories of immigrant youth in need of legal representation. Sign up as a Pro Bono Attorney on a case and an experienced CAIR Coalition attorney will mentor you through every step of the case. Learn more at one of our introductory trainings (details coming soon).

Support CAIR Coalition’s ongoing work. We always welcome donations on our website to support the work we do every day.

Every year CAIR Coalition serves over 500 detained immigrant children, but we can’t do it alone. Please spread the word and join us in Standing Up with Immigrant Youth this November!”

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