2020 Pro Bono & Social Impact Report

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A Lawyer Makes All the Difference” Since 2017, we have partnered with Amazon, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), and Bet Tzedek to help our nation’s most vulnerable immigrant population: unaccompanied minors. So far, the partnership has successfully obtained Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), which provides lawful permanent residency, for 19 children and is close to obtaining SIJS status, asylum, or human trafficking visas for several more. Among the clients we’ve helped through this project is a young Salvadoran woman who fled to the U.S. by herself as a teenager. Kaitlyn Fallon has worked with the client since 2018. During that time, our client’s mother passed away in El Salvador and her father has gone to prison. Under the care of her aunt, who Kaitlyn helped establish as the official guardian, our client has persevered. Kaitlyn’s success on behalf of her client was featured last year in KIND’s online newsletter. In this video, senior leaders from the team describe the critical importance of this work and this partnership.

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