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If you want to do something to help the kids that ICE and the Trump administration has held hostage for political goals, my sister’s best friend since kindergarten needs support.

We’ve helped Melanie in the past. Let’s help her again as she heads to El Paso




Support Critical Legal Services on the El Paso, TX/Ciudad Juarez, MX Border through Election Day (11/6/18)

Since July 2015, the Attorney on the Move project has given 100% pro bono legal services to hundreds of immigrant clients around the United States. Most recently, the project was based in Tucson, Arizona—70 miles away from Nogales, Mexico. I worked on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border and represented dozens of asylum seekers in their court proceedings in the Eloy, Florence, Tucson, and Phoenix immigration courts. I have recently published op-eds about family separation in USA Today and The Huffington Post.

And on July 14, 2018, I will be moving to the border to El Paso, Texas through Election Day (11/6/18) to give pro bono help to detained asylum seekers directly affected by the family separation/family detention crisis.

Your gift will support the following work—to be done on a 100% pro bono basis:

  • There are several amazing and scrappy local immigration advocacy groups in El Paso. I’ll be working very closely with the Executive Director of Las Americas (the ED is also currently the only lawyer on staff). We will be sharing responsibilities during my time in El Paso so that the ED has more capacity to focus on longer-term growth.
  • I’ll be creating from scratch, an on-the-ground pro bono program so that more volunteer lawyers from all over the country are able to come and represent more asylum seekers—especially as family detention expands onto nearby Ft. Bliss and legal counsel is urgently needed. This on-the-ground volunteer program will be similar in nature to those at the 3 other family detention centers in the U.S.: Dilley & Karnes City, TX and Berks, PA. The program will involve other volunteer lawyers coming to El Paso to prep asylum seekers for their Credible Fear Interviews (CFIs) and other legal needs.
  • Similarly, I will be creating a system for triaging urgently needed intakes of asylum seekers.
  • I will also be directly representing a number of detained asylum seekers affected by family separation/family detention in greater El Paso.
  • …and more to be determined upon arriving in Texas.

I am grateful to be in community with you all during these wild times. It’d be an honor to receive your support so that these urgent legal services can be provided to asylum seekers in El Paso, Texas.

In solidarity,

Melanie Gleason, Esq.

Founder, Attorney on the Move

15 replies
  1. 1
    Dave’s sister says:

    Thanks for the support!

  2. 2
    Mary G says:

    Donated a mite, sorry it isn’t more.

  3. 3
    satby says:

    Ever since you first told us about Melanie I try to donate and promote her on FB. She does good work! I’ll be chipping in again when the SS deposit shows up next week.
    Thanks for highlighting her mission again!

  4. 4
    middlelee says:


  5. 5
    EveryDayIHaveTheBlues says:

    This is a most worthy cause. I just gave.

  6. 6
    MomSense says:

    Do you know if she is on instagram? If not I can link to her in my bio. I’m posting a request for funds on my page

  7. 7
    jacy says:

    Shared — I know a lot of angry liberals.

  8. 8
    pat says:

    Just sent some $$. What is this Platform cost that is added on?

  9. 9
    Dave’s sister says:

    @MomSense: She is! She’s @attorneyonthemove

  10. 10
    eponymous says:

    I sent her some. Thanks for posting this.

  11. 11
    eponymous says:

    hahaha, Hakeem Jeffries: “My colleagues in the cover-up caucus don’t like that criminal investigation & therefore they need to identify a villain. Mr. Strzok, tag you’re it.”

  12. 12
    la caterina (Mrs Johnannes) says:

    @eponymous: He’s my Rep! Love me some Hakeem Jeffries.

  13. 13
    Lavocat says:

    What, no guns? Warren would be pissed.

  14. 14
    Geeno says:

    Tossed my two nits in. Wish I were in a better position to do more.

  15. 15
    Planetjanet says:

    Sounds like a great organization. Thanks for the link.

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