Spring Break Highlights 2019: Immigration


Fordham University School of Law’s Immigration Advocacy Project (IAP), a student group that advocates for the end of family detention, is featured in an American Bar Association article. The piece highlights their Spring Break service trip to Dilley, Texas to provide legal assistance to women and children refugees in family detention.

Going to Dilley was such a challenging and incredible experience. It was an honor to meet with and hear the stories of the amazing, strong women who made the treacherous journey to the United States. I am also so thankful to have worked with such an amazing group of advocates in Dilley who helped me get through the more difficult moments of the week and inspired me to become a better advocate myself. I am glad I was able to go on this service trip on my spring break because it allowed me to work on some valuable legal skills, such as interviewing and counseling, as well as be able to do some good and meet new people.—Claire Amodio, 2L

My work with the Dilley Pro Bono Project is the most meaningful work I’ve done in law school. It was an immense privilege to work on behalf of such amazing and resilient women and children. I hope to return to Dilley later this year!—Sophia Rivero, 1L

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