Paul Goldstein, Kelley Kronenberg Attorney Of Counsel and Director of the firm’s Immigration and Nationality Law Practice, is volunteering his time to assist with the unaccompanied minor crisis taking place at the southern border.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) announced that through September 12, 2014, the Miami Immigration Court has assigned three judges to hear 150 cases per day. The AILA has called upon its members to lend their expertise by serving as “friend of the court” and assist with the hearings. Responsibilities include completing intake, asking the court for continuances, completing change of address forms and orienting the children and their sponsors on court processes. Mr. Goldstein, who has been a member of the AILA since 2004, has graciously volunteered his time to assist with the hearings.
AILA attorneys throughout the country are traveling to the southwest region of the United States to represent unaccompanied minors at detention centers and help them receive due process in their court proceedings. A crisis is happening and the immigration bar is coming together nationally to help.