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NACC Webinar: Family Separation at the Border: Updates from the Front Lines and How You Can Help
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This NACC member webinar will explain the government’s practice of family separation over the last two years, including the formal policy of “zero tolerance” that led to thousands of separations and the nearly 1,000 separations that have occurred since a court ordered an end to separations. We will focus particular attention on strategies for pursuing reunification of families, protecting their legal rights, and the role of independent Child Advocates in their cases.

8/21/2019
When: Wednesday, August 21
3:00pm-4:00pm EST
Where: United States
Presenter: Vanessa Pineda & Miriam Abaya, Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights
Contact: Daniel Trujillo
(303) 864-5359


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This webinar will explain the government’s practice of family separation over the last two years, including the formal policy of “zero tolerance” that led to thousands of separations and the nearly 1,000 separations that have occurred since a court ordered an end to separations. We will focus particular attention on strategies for pursuing reunification of families, protecting their legal rights, and the role of independent Child Advocates in their cases.

 

Presenters: 

Vanessa Pineda, JD, Managing Attorney

Miriam Abaya, JD, Policy Associate

Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights

 

Vanessa Pineda is the Managing Attorney in the Phoenix office. Prior to joining the Young Center, Vanessa was the Pro-Bono Coordinator and Senior Staff Attorney at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Phoenix, Arizona. At FIRRP, Vanessa represented detained and released children before the Phoenix Immigration Court and Maricopa County Juvenile Court. In addition, she mentored pro-bono attorneys handling children’s cases. Following law school, Vanessa was an Associate at Tapia-Ruano & Gunn, P.C., in Chicago, Illinois, where she practiced removal defense and family-based immigration law. Vanessa obtained her Juris Doctor from the DePaul University College of Law, and her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Arizona.

 

Miriam Abaya is a Policy Associate for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. Prior to joining the Young Center, Miriam was a Law & Public Policy Fellow with the Temple University’s Law & Public Policy Program, where she conducted research on international justice outreach on the African continent. Miriam also worked part-time for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, where she supported a project on victim participation in the Central African Republic’s Special Criminal Court. Miriam received a J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in Music from Haverford College. She is admitted to practice law in New York.

 

Moderated by Kim Dvorchak, JD, Executive Director of NACC

 

This webinar is a free benefit for NACC Members.  If you are not currently a member or need to renew your membership, click here to join(You do not need to be logged in as a member to register for the webinar).

 

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