The Fairfax County School Board has been considering a range of changes to the admissions process in a series of meetings. The Coalition for the TJ has argued that these meetings have been rushed and lacked transparency, an argument that the judge ultimately agreed with. As such, many organizations have been working to ensure that those affected by the changes are given the support they need. Katherine is an IJC intern who works with the CAIR Coalition to help immigrants who are detained in the process of removal.
Yenny is also part of the CAIR Coalition and is on a personal and professional journey to help those who are facing obstacles in their journey to the United States. Evan Benz joined the CAIR Coalition after five years of private practice at a North Carolina community law firm, where he specialized in asylum and deportation defense, in addition to circuit level appeals and district court litigation. Erin has a degree in Visual Communication from Endicott College and a master's degree in Emerging Media from Champlain College. Before joining the CAIR Coalition, he worked in private practice for a five-law firm in Westchester County, New York, which specializes in defense against the deportation of detainees and immigration. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, finding new restaurants to try, and dancing to reggaeton. Adriana earned her associate degree in Paralegal Studies from Northern Virginia Community College and is working toward her degree in Leadership and Organizational Development at George Mason University.
Before joining the CAIR Coalition, she spent three years working as a paralegal at an immigration law firm in Fairfax, Virginia. Katja Botchkareva is a Skadden Fellow of the CAIR Coalition's Detained Adult Program and represents people who suffer conditions harmful to their health in immigration detention centers. In her spare time, Emma does yoga, thinks about having a dog, and organizes events for the fun CAIR Coalition committee. He also has a master's degree in migration and refugee studies and a postgraduate degree in International Human Rights Law from the American University in Cairo. Austin Rose is an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the CAIR Coalition's Migration Impact Laboratory. He is carrying out a two-year project sponsored by the Arnold & Porter Foundation that brings together federal habeas litigation, pro bono coordination, and public outreach to ensure the release of people subject to prolonged detention in the DMV region. The first Rainbow Meeting of the Tribes was organized by young countercultural tribes from Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.
This four-day event took place in Colorado (United States) in July 1972. Adriana recently moved from Florida to Maryland to continue growing professionally as a paralegal for the CAIR Coalition. The CAIR Coalition holds classes and events throughout Northern Virginia on a regular basis. These classes are designed to provide support for those affected by changes to the admissions process as well as those facing obstacles on their journey to the United States. The events are also open to anyone interested in learning more about immigration law or getting involved with the organization. The CAIR Coalition provides an invaluable service for those affected by immigration issues. Through classes and events, they are able to provide support for those who need it most while also educating others on immigration law.
If you are interested in learning more about what they do or getting involved with their organization, be sure to check out their website for more information.