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Through zealous representation, GHIRP ensures that immigrants in the community have equal access to due process in our complex immigration system. Access to counsel is a critical component to due process for immigrants seeking family unity, protection from deportation, and freedom from abuse and persecution. GHIRP’s model of combining education with legal representation empowers immigrants in our community to reach their greatest potential by first achieving safety, stability, and independence.
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Not having an attorney during an immigration court hearing would be like going unarmed into war without the necessary ammunition to ensure you or your family’s safety. During my hearings before the judge, of which there were three that lasted about 20 hours, Elizabeth was a mentor.  She guided and defended me with great intelligence, wisdom, assurance, and tenacity before every official we encountered in the process.

We were never alone. Elizabeth was always there to help me obtain my political asylum in the USA.

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“I was stuck in an immigration legal battle for years and finally in 2019-2020, I was unable to move forward—between the rock and the deep blue sea. In fact, it is a one-sided battle where I had no means or power to defend myself any longer, behind iron gates tightly closed.

In desperation, I wrote to some non-profit organizations and asked for help. Liz responded to me and was the first person I saw who took care of my case from the start."

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GHIRP is seeking a Spanish-speaking staff attorney and legal assistant to work with our Survivors of Crimes & Human Trafficking Program.
Please click the links above to download the job descriptions. If you have questions and for more information, please email
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