Another MIA Victory before the TN Court of Appeals!

11/30/2017 In its second decision on cases involving Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, the Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that Tennessee judges may appoint a parent as the guardian of a minor child, which allows single parents to protect their children from abuse, abandonment, or neglect by the other parent. Prior to this decision, many… Read more »

Thanks Josselyne Bustillo!

11/17/2017 Yesterday, MIA said goodbye to our fall semester law school extern, Josselyne Bustillo. She was an amazing asset to us during the particularly intense past few months, and we wish her all the best as fall exams approach! Josselyne’s parting words: Over the last 14 weeks I have been an extern at Mid-South Immigration… Read more »

TN Court of Appeals Supports Humanitarian Protection for Immigrant Children

Sept. 1, 2017 On August 30, 2017, the Tennessee Court of Appeals issued the state’s first opinion on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. The court’s decision ensures that judges cannot arbitrarily deny vulnerable immigrant children the opportunity to remain in Tennessee after fleeing abuse, abandonment or neglect in their home countries. Many of MIA’s clients are… Read more »

Job Opportunity: UC/Asylum Staff Attorney

  POSITION SUMMARY MIA’s staff attorney will represent adults with children (AWC) and unaccompanied children (UC) in Immigration Court removal proceedings. The attorney will also provide regular legal orientation presentations for custodians (LOPC) of unaccompanied children. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Provide direct legal services to UCs seeking asylum, Special Immigration Juvenile Status (SIJS), and other forms… Read more »

Thank You to Our 2017 Summer Interns!

06/24/2017 Summer may have just officially started, but MIA’s summer interns have been hard at work for the past month helping us with research, translations, office organization, preparing immigration applications, drafting legal arguments, and many other special projects. We cannot thank them enough for their contributions to our work and for the impact they are making… Read more »

Job Opportunity with MIA: Legal Assistant

Update: Thanks to everyone who applied! This position has been filled.    Mid-South Immigration Advocates (MIA) is seeking a full-time legal assistant. Qualified candidates must be fluent in English and Spanish, with excellent interpretation and translation skills. A bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. Candidates must be detail-oriented, compassionate, and have an interest in immigration law…. Read more »

La Prensa Latina Reports on MIA’s Survivors’ Project Collaboration

In its coverage of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, La Prensa Latina reports on how this issue affects the Memphis area and provides information about the work of our amazing partner organization, CasaLuz. MIA is thrilled to be starting a new phase of our Survivors’ Project this month with CasaLuz and Memphis Public Interest Law Center, in which we plan… Read more »

Job Opportunity for Domestic Violence Attorney

Our partner agency Memphis Public Interest Law Center is seeking a staff attorney; see below for details. For more information, contact Jamie Johnson at jmjohnson@mpilc.org. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 7, 2016. Staff Attorney SUMMARY Memphis Public Interest Law Center (MPILC) is a public interest law firm seeking a staff attorney to provide civil legal… Read more »

MIA and Partner Organizations Receive $600,000 Grant to Aid Victims of Abuse

MEMPHIS – The United States Department of Justice has awarded a $600,000 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant to Mid-South Immigration Advocates (MIA) for its collaborative partnership with CasaLuz and the Memphis Public Interest Law Center (MPILC). The Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program supports projects that provide legal services to underserved victims of domestic violence,… Read more »