Fairfax County May Begin Funding Legal Representatives for Immigrants

Fairfax, VA – CASA, CAIR Coalition, CREDO Action, community activists, residents, and elected officials will meet on Wednesday, April 10 at 12:00 p.m. to urge the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to vote in support of funding the $200k comprehensive universal representation pilot program on April 30, 2019.

The pilot program would provide legal representation to immigrants living in Fairfax County who are facing deportation proceedings, and who are in need of counsel—including lawful permanent residents, DACA recipients, and TPS holders.

“My husband and I work full-time to be able to give our family a place to live.  We have two children with DACA.  If one of us is detained by ICE I know for sure we won’t have the resources to afford a lawyer. This program will allow us to have legal representation,” said Carmen Rios, Fairfax Co. Resident.

If the Board of Supervisors funds this pilot program on April 30, Fairfax County will be the first jurisdiction in Virginia with such a program.

Advocates will also release the results of voter polling spanning all 9 magisterial districts showing overwhelming support for immigrant priorities, including universal representation.

버지니아에서 페어펙스 카운티에서 CASA,CAIR, CREDO 등 이민옹호단체들이 최근 늘어나고 있는 이민법 관련하여 DACA 해당자와 무서류자 이민자에 대한 강제추방 명령이 빈발하자 이들을 지원하기 위한 변호사를 구성하는데 있어 자금이 필요하다며($200,000) 내일(10일) 정오,  페어펙스 카운티 오피스에서 열리는 투표에서 오는 4월 30일  파일롯 프로그램으로 법률지원프로그램이 시작되는 것에 대해 페어펙스 카운티 감독관들이 이에 동조하는 투표를 해 주길 바라는 만남과 기자회견을 갖는다고 밝혔다.

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