Our mission is to reunite and defend the rights of families separated by inhumane immigration policies.
Project Corazon, run by the Lawyers for Good Government Foundation in partnership with nearly 40 top law firms, was created to help reunite families separated by the administration's inhumane "zero-tolerance" policy. Since the launch of Project Corazon, we have expanded our mission, mobilizing thousands of lawyers to defend the rights of immigrants and their families.
Project Corazon: Matamoros
In August 2019, Project Corazon launched a program based in Brownsville, Texas, to assist asylum-seekers stuck in Matamoros (Mexico) due to the administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. We organize and send groups of 5 - 6 volunteer lawyers with asylum law expertise to run legal workshops for asylum-seekers.
We are also placing a full-time immigration attorney in Brownsville to coordinate volunteer programs and develop a system for translating and preparing hundreds of asylum applications.
This video provides an overview of Project Corazon’s weekend workshops in Matamoros.
4 ways you can help:
1. Donate to the Project Corazon Travel Fund so we can send more lawyers to provide free legal help to asylum-seekers without resources.
2. Pledge your airline miles to help send a lawyer to the border, detention centers, or other key areas where asylum-seekers need assistance.
3. If you’re an attorney planning a trip to volunteer your services at the border or a detention center, apply for travel funds through Project Corazon.
4. If you're an attorney or law student who would like to volunteer at the border with Project Corazon, fill out this interest form.
PROJECT CORAZON: TRAVEL FUND
Since its creation in July 2018, the Project Corazon Travel Fund (run by the Lawyers for Good Government Foundation) has sent 70 volunteer lawyers and law students to the front lines of the humanitarian crisis caused by inhumane immigration policies. Our pro bono attorneys take time away from their homes and families, often traveling long distances, to provide free legal services to men, women, and children seeking asylum in the United States.
Your donations help us cover travel costs such as flights, hotels, rental cars, and meals for volunteer attorneys who otherwise could not afford to make the trip to remote detention centers, refugee camps, or other areas where their help is desperately needed.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT CORAZON TRAVEL FUND (OR APPLY FOR TRAVEL FUNDS), PLEASE CLICK HERE.
NEARLY 3,000 children WERE taken from their parents by the united states government Between april AND june 2018.
Between April and June 2018, nearly 3,000 children were taken from their parents by the United States government and placed in detention centers, shelters, and foster homes across the country. Most of the affected parents had no idea where their children were or how to find them.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, separating children from their primary caregivers can cause irreparable harm to lifelong development. Foster families on the front lines report caring for children who cry constantly or are too terrified to sleep.
We're fighting to reunite and defend the rights of immigrant families.
Working with a network of immigration legal services providers, volunteer lawyers, bilingual interpreters, and law firms across the country, Project Corazon is fighting to reunite separated families, defend the rights of detained immigrants, and provide assistance to immigrants recently released from detention.
to LEARN MORE OR become a project corazon partner, contact us.
We're partnering with organizations, lawyers, and law firms on the front lines of the battle to reunite and represent immigrant families, looking for ways to collaborate, share resources, and maximize our collective impact.
To work with or request support from Project Corazon, please email us at email@example.com.
Project Corazon Coalition Partners:
Brennan Center for Justice
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Covington & Burling
Crowell & Moring
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Fenwick & West
Holland & Hart
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Keep Tucson Together
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morrison & Foerster
Perkins Coie LLP
RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services)
Robins Kaplan LLP
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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