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In 2014 Dallas immigration lawyer Paul Zoltan saw a need for an organization to help refugee families crossing the U.S. southern border in large numbers who could not afford the legal fees of an immigration attorney. He thus created a volunteer-run Pro Se Clinic to help them navigate the immigration legal system while assisting with their Asylum applications. This Clinic eventually came to be known as the Refugee Support Network (RSN)
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ODIS and RSN collaboration takes a North Texas Pro Se Asylum Clinic to the next level
Opening Doors has partnered with the Refugee Support Network to bring back a volunteer-driven Immigration Legal Clinic, rising from the ashes of the pandemic.
And you could be a part of it, if you want to help the most vulnerable immigrant families: refugees crossing the US southern border, Afghan evacuees, and others fleeing to the U.S. and out of harm's way in desperate search of safety and the pursuit of happiness.
Sign up to volunteer at this reincarnation of the original Pro Se Asylum clinic started in 2014!
The first step is to attend our second volunteer training session this Thursday, February 3, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. It is going to be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Denton, the founders of ODIS. It is also going to be broadcast via video/teleconference, and recorded for future viewing or replay.
If you are not comfortable working directly with asylum seekers, please let us know. We have many other opportunities to help!
If you're interested in attending this training, please send an email ASAP to:

Carol Weinstein CLNEWB@gmail.com.

...and please answer these questions to help us plan:

Do you plan to attend the training?  Yes __   No __
Onsite:     ___     or    Remotely: ___
Do you speak Spanish?: ______
Any other languages?: _______________________
Are you a lawyer or US DoJ Accredited Representative?:  ____
Want to help with other opportunities?  ________

We at ODIS and RSN thank you in advance for your help!
Our brand new UNT student chapter hit the ground running and came up with this flyer, corroborating that verse by Rubén Darío, famous Nicaraguan poet from the turn of the nineteenth century, leader of Modernismo:

¡Juventud, Divino Tesoro!
 
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