CAIR Training

April 12, 2011

The Capital Area Immigrants Rights (CAIR) Coalition is conducting a training to build up its list of volunteer interviewers to conduct Reasonable Fear and Credible Fear Interviews for detainees in removal proceedings. CAIR is asked frequently by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to provide volunteer law students and attorneys to assist detainees in these interviews in Virgina and Maryland. Only law students who have attended the training can assist detainees in removal in RFI and CFI interviews.

The training will be held on Friday, April 22 at 3PM at the offices of Fried Frank, 801 17th Street, NW (very close to both the Farragut West and Farragut North metro stops).

Any student who attends the training will be placed on CAIR’s volunteer interviewer listserv. When CAIR receives a request for a volunteer for a CFI or RFI, the request will go to everyone on the listserv. CAIR is often in need of volunteers on short notice, within a few days of the interview. The interviews generally are all performed off the Dunn Loring stop of the orange line in VA. Interviews last anywhere from an hour to possibly over two. Afterward the interviewers type up their notes and email them  to CAIR.
Once you attend the training, you will be eligible to sign up for interviews at any time during the summer or fall. Attending the training does not obligate you to do any interviews– the training simply enables you to volunteer for the interviews if you so choose. Graduating students may sign up, too, if you are interested in doing some interviews over the summer.

Sign up on the TWEN page to be put you in touch with the project supervisor.


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