Partner: Dilley Pro Bono Project
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the American Immigration Council, the Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) are partners in the Dilley Pro Bono Project (DPBP). DPBP operates a non-traditional pro bono model of legal services that directly represents the immigrant mothers and children detained at the 2,400-bed South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. The vast majority of families detained here are fleeing extreme violence in Central America and elsewhere and are seeking asylum in the United States.
DPBP organizes volunteer teams for each week. DPBP asks volunteers to commit to a Sunday-to-Friday work schedule and to arrive Sunday evening for a mandatory on-the-ground orientation meeting. After an exhilarating week, the team leaves the following Saturday, and a new team arrives to take over the caseload and carry the work forward. For more information or to volunteer, visit aila.org/caraprobonoproject.