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Legal Orientation – A Lifeline from @humanrights1st

March 16, 2012

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A Lifeline

By Annie Sovcik
Refugee Protection Program

Too often, asylum seekers who come to the United States are stuck in jails or jail-like facilities without knowing their rights or understanding U.S. immigration procedures. To address this problem, the Department of Justice established the Legal Orientation Program (LOP), which has received bi-partisan praise for providing information to immigrants in detention. The program also coordinates pro bono legal counsel.

Please help persecuted refugees by urging your representatives to support expansion of this vital program.

The LOP, a lifeline for asylum seekers, helps people fleeing from religious, political, ethnic, and other forms of persecution: torture survivors, victims of gender-based violence, and other people who need safe haven in the United States.

Read more at Human Rights First

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