The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greater Los Angeles Area office (CAIR-LA) has announced the formation of its new Immigrants’ Rights Department. Launched earlier this year, the department seeks to empower non-citizens by helping them gain independence, security, and the opportunity to fully participate in American society.
The Immigrants’ Rights Department is dedicated to providing high-quality, low cost and pro bono services to individuals seeking legal assistance. Led by Farida Chehata, the department will conduct legal assessment, representation, advocacy, information sessions, citizenship application assistance, clinics, and outreach. Chehata is an attorney with substantial experience in immigration law, including work on asylum cases.
“I am humbled by the opportunity to serve those who are seeking a better life in the United States and the chance to become civically engaged, contributing members of our communities,” said Chehata. “In keeping with CAIR’s mission to enhance civic participation, one of the department’s focuses will be on making it more accessible for permanent legal residents to gain the rights, freedom and responsibilities that come with citizenship.”
If you would like to volunteer or clerk for the Immigrants’ Rights department, please email firstname.lastname@example.org