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Providing Immigration Help

for Children and Victims of Crime

- 6 immigrant victims of domestic violence and their children received a legal path to citizenship through U Visas

(1 case pending).

- 6 “Immigration Help for Families” community presentations and clinics held in Central Falls and Providence.

- 3 children received pro bono representation in obtaining special findings in Family Court, the first step in applying

for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

- 6 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Clinics, providing 42 individuals with advice and counsel

on their DACA applications.

PROJECTS

COMMUNITY PARTNER LAW FIRM PARTNER

YEAR

U Visa (Immigrant Victims of

Crime)

Catholic Social

Services - Fall River

Dorcas International Institute

of RI

Joan Mathieu, Esq.

Locke Lord LLP

2009-2010

2010-present

Special Immigrant Juvenile

Status

Dorcas International Institute of

RI; RI Center for Justice

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP and

Whelan, Corrente, Kinder &

Siket LLP

2015-present

Deferred Action for

Childhood Arrivals -

Presentations and Clinics

Central Falls Schools; Olneyville

Neighborhood Association; East

Bay Community Action Program

Bremer Law &

Associates LLC and

Gonzalez Law Office, Inc.

2012-2013

PRO BONO HOURS

Immigration Help for

Children and Victims of

Crime Projects

Attorney Hours:

400

RWU Law Student Hours:

499

a 2004 study of deportation cases found

that 62% of represented, non-detained

persons are able to remain in the country,

compared to 17% of unrepresented, non-

detained persons.