BIC's Immigrant Justice Project Will Create Dream Clinics this Fall
The Brazilian Immigrant Center and Northeastern University School of Law will partner together this fall to create DREAM CLINICS to support dreamers and their families in responding to new federal regulations expected soon as a result of President Obama's Executive Order changing the immigration status of undocumented youth brought to the US by their parents as children.
Law students and faculty from Northeastern University Law School's Legal Skills in Social Context Program, together with BIC's Immigrant Justice Project, spearhead by Schuyler Pisha, immigration Attorney, will develop user friendly how-to guides and multi-lingual outreach materials that will fully explain federal forms and procedures needed for those wishing to take advantage of the new law.
Mobile assistance clinics will also be set up in churches, high schools and nonprofit organizations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut, to be staffed by BIC lawyers, volunteer attorneys, and Northeastern law students.
"The concept seemed only natural considering there is a lot of confusion and potential for exploitation if we don't act now." said Natalicia Tracy, Executive Director of the Brazilian Immigrant Center.
This project continues the already successful collaboration between the Northeastern Law School program and the Brazilian Immigrant Center during 2011-2012, that produced the recently released, "The Manual: A Guide for Domestic Workers and Their Employers," the first manual of its kind for Massachusetts.