Immigration Court Observation Project Training

January 26, 2010

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: UC Hastings - room 640 in the library (6th floor)
Street: 200 McAllister St in San Francisco

In 2006, the SF Bay Area NLG Immigration Committee kicked off a pilot program, based in part on other NLG chapters' work, to conduct observations of the Master Calendar hearings for detained clients in San Francisco's Immigration Court.

Students should be committed to going to Master Calendar proceedings (Monday-Thursdays, 830am-12pm) in immigration court at least once a month and fill out NLG-prepared observation forms to document the immigration court process.

Other NLG groups have done similar projects and written publications that expose the systematic lack of due process available to deportation defendants under the current immigration law framework. The training will be led by NLG Immigration Committee members Michael Flynn and Jody Santiago. Trainers will familiarize participants with the way the court works, and past student observers will share their experiences.