The Advocates for Human Rights
The Advocates for Human Rights provides free legal services to low-income asylum seekers in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota; connects formerly-detained families with legal services through the National Asylum Help Line; and provides technical assistance and support to attorneys nationwide. The Advocates for Human Rights helps coordinate the Minnesota Detention Project and Juvenile Docket Screening Project to ensure access to legal services at the Fort Snelling Immigration Court. The Advocates also provides assistance to people who have been arbitrarily detained by U.S. immigration authorities through complaints to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.
|Detention Facilities Served:
||Sherburne County Facility (MN)
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:
||Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Habeas Corpus, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas
|Types of immigration legal services provided:
||Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
||Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
||Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
||English, French, Spanish
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
|Nominal fee charged?
||Client intake line: (612) 341-9845. The Advocates for Human Rights represents clients from Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Detained persons are represented by the Minnesota Detention Project at their first immigration court appearance.