Large Law Firms and Non-Profits Form Coalition to Reunite Families Separated Under “Zero Tolerance” Immigration Policy

A group of large law firms and non-profits have created a nationwide coalition aimed at reuniting immigrant families separated under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. The coalition’s effort has been named Project Corazon, and it will establish a system for parents to confidentially seek legal support in learning the whereabouts of their children. It is estimated that over 2,300 children have been taken from their parents since the administration’s policy was implemented this spring.

Project Corazon will coordinate with a network of immigration legal services providers, volunteer lawyers, interpreters, and law firms nationwide in making its services available. Specific efforts in the coming months will include sending at least 60 volunteer lawyers to immigration detention centers on the border to assist parents in preparing asylum claims and obtaining information regarding the location of their children.

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