I am delighted to announce that my former Research Assistant, Luis Mancheno, has been selected for a position with the Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) in New York City. This new initiative brings together some of the most promising recently-minted lawyers who are meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation. http://justicecorps.org/
Inspired by Chief Judge Robert Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the IJC brings together the country’s most talented junior advocates, connects them to New York City’s best legal and community institutions, leverages the latest technologies, and fosters a culture of creative thinking that will produce new strategies to reduce the justice gap for immigrant families, ensuring that immigration status is no longer a barrier to social and economic opportunity.
It is no surprise why Luis was selected: he had remarkable successes while a student at RWU Law, with both our Immigration Clinic http://law.rwu.edu/blog/rwu-law-students-impact-lives-experiential-learn... as well as with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; he is currently at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Arizona http://law.rwu.edu/blog/rwu-law-connecting-across-country.