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End Family Detention

Extended detention of children, expedited and summary deportation of refugees, and targeting women for degrading treatment because they are seeking protection for their children is wrong. It is wrong morally. It is wrong legally. It is wrong as a matter of effective policy. That's why the Innovation Law Lab supports the work of the legal and advocate community to end the practice of detaining families.

Refugee Defense

The Innovation Law Lab provides the technology platform and data analytics for the legal defense teams at the CARA Pro Bono Project and the AILA-AIC Artesia Pro Bono Project. The Law Lab's Helpdesk trains and orients new volunteers to the CARA Pro Bono Project and supports the hundreds of volunteer advocates across the country -- and the world -- to integrate their legal and advocacy talents into a cohesive refugee defense team.

Join a team

Through its Applied Scholar's project, the Innovation Law Lab provides stipends to support qualified lawyers and advocates to join the refugee defense team on the ground in Dilley, Texas. If you are interested in joining a refugee defense team, contact the Helpdesk.