April 1, 2017 – Family Advance Planning For Immigrants At Risk of Deportation: Training for CUNY School of Law Alums & Students at CUNY School of Law with presentations from Prof. Joe Rosenberg (’86), Sasha Herzig (’12), and Lisa Parisio (’15).
The January 25, 2017 executive orders on immigration enforcement effectively put over 11 million people living in the U.S. at risk of detention and deportation. As a result, parents, caregivers, and others are left exposed to catastrophic legal consequences if they are suddenly separated from their children or lose control of their assets.
CUNY School of Law is mobilizing to help immigrants at risk and their families in New York. On April 1, 2017 more than 50 alumni and students attended an interactive training at the law school on advance planning documents and tools for people who are undocumented, including the temporary care of children, designation of a guardian, New York power of attorney, and other legal forms. The training included cross-cultural lawyering awareness to help participants advise and counsel families and individuals forced to confront these difficult decisions.
Following the training, participants signed up to staff at least one walk-in community legal clinic we have organized, where alumni and law students will work together to assist parents.
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