Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) seeks to hire an attorney to work with mothers and their children who are seeking asylum and prepare them for their credible fear interview. The families, most often a mother and one child, are fleeing from the highest levels of violence in the Western Hemisphere.
These asylum seekers have suffered traumatic experiences, including sexual assault, robbery, extortion, death threats, and other acts of violence, in Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, or on the trip north. Almost all of the refugees are unable to navigate the process without the professional assistance of trained lawyers and paralegals. The attorney will screen clients for eligibility, provide direct legal services, and collaborate closely with existing pro bono effort, among other duties.
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