• Virginia Justice Program

    CAIR Coalition’s newest programmatic initiative, the Virginia Justice Program (VJP), strives to ensure that non-citizens receive equal justice in Virginia criminal courts. We provide support to members of Virginia's criminal defense bar in their representation of non-citizen defendants including trainings on the immigration conseequences of Virginia offenses; individual case consultations; and regulary updated legal resource materials regarding the immigration consequences of Virginia offenses. 

  • Detained Children's Program

    The Detained Children’s Program provides legal services to unaccompanied immigrant children detained by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at five juvenile facilities in Virginia. The include an ORR long-term foster care program, one large shelter program, and two secure detention facilities. Each year, CAIR Coalition serves over 500 detained immigrant children.

  • Detained Adult Program

    Each year, the U.S. government detains nearly 400,000 immigrants. Adult immigrants who are arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia are detained in local jails in Virginia and Maryland. These five facilities have a contract with ICE to house immigrants while their removal proceedings are pending, a process that can take many months, if not years. Each year, the staff of the Detained Adult Program provides “Know Your Rights” presentations to over 4,000 detained immigrants and conducts intakes with more than 1,000 of them during monthly or bi-monthly jail visits.

  • Immigrants’ Rights Advocacy

    CAIR Coalition engages in advocacy projects to advance the human and civil rights of the immigrant communities we serve. Our advocacy is guided by two primary principles. First, our advocacy goals are informed by the real life experiences of the immigrant clients we serve in immigration detention and removal proceedings and in the criminal justice system. Second, we believe in the importance of collaborative engagement with partner organizations and immigrant communities to best advance our shared goals.

  • Community Conversations Project

    Comunidades Unidas or Community Conversations Project is designed to provide holistic and culturally competent workshops on immigrants’ rights, defenses against deportation, as well as rights against gender and domestic violence.

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