Santa Fe Dreamers Project Information Session: Support Trans and Queer Asylum Seekers Remotely
Monday, March 01, 2021 | 01:00 pm
In 2017 ICE’s transgender migrant detention unit was transferred from Santa Ana, California to Milan, New Mexico. After this transfer, Santa Fe Dreamers Project began focusing their deportation defense work on representing trans and queer asylum seekers in their immigration proceedings. The ICE transgender unit was relocated again to Colorado in January 2020 and the border essentially closed to asylum seekers just two months later, but Santa Fe Dreamers Project has managed to continue providing legal support to trans and queer asylum seekers both in United States and in Mexico. Join us on March 1, 2021 to learn about remote opportunities for Spanish speakers to support asylum seekers 300 miles away in Ciudad Juarez. In this information session you will learn what issues trans and queer migrants face as they wait in limbo in Mexico as well as how you can volunteer to help them prepare their legal cases for when the border reopens.
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