TN Court of Appeals Supports Humanitarian Protection for Immigrant Children

Sept. 1, 2017 En Agosto 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 areLeer más »

Oportunidad de trabajo: Abogado UC / Personal asilo

  POSITION SUMMARY MIA’s staff attorney will represent adults with children (WRO) y los niños no acompañados (UC) en procedimientos de expulsión de la Corte de Inmigración. El abogado también ofrecerá presentaciones de orientación legal regulares para custodios (LOPCI) los niños no acompañados. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Provide direct legal services to UCs seeking asylum, Estatus de Inmigración Juvenil (sijs), and other formsLeer más »

¡Gracias a nuestros 2017 Los pasantes de verano!

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 makingLeer más »

Job Opportunity with MIA: Legal Assistant

Update: Thanks to everyone who applied! This position has been filled.   Defensores de la inmigración Mid-South (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…. Leer más »

La Prensa Latina Reports on MIA’s SurvivorsProject 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 SurvivorsProject this month with CasaLuz and Memphis Public Interest Law Center, in which we planLeer más »

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 The deadline to apply is Friday, Octubre 7, 2016. Staff Attorney SUMMARY Memphis Public Interest Law Center (CIT) is a public interest law firm seeking a staff attorney to provide civil legalLeer más »

MIA y Organizaciones asociadas Recibir $600,000 Conceder ayuda a las víctimas de abuso

MEMPHIS - El Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos ha concedido una $600,000 Asistencia legal para las víctimas conceder a defensores de la inmigración Mid-South (MIA) por su asociación de colaboración con CasaLuz y el Interés Público Centro de Derecho Memphis (CIT). El Programa de Asistencia Legal para las víctimas de Grant apoya proyectos que proveen servicios legales a las víctimas atendidas de violencia doméstica,… Leer más »

Welcome Elizabeth!

  MIA is pleased to announce that we have a new Staff Attorney on our team. Sra. Elizabeth Firestone will be representing Children’s Project and SurvivorsProject clients who are seeking protection from persecution, abuse, and extreme hardship in their home countries. Elizabeth started working with us in late July, and we have already benefited fromLeer más »

MIA Hosts MBA Summer Intern Maria Garcia

MIA was fortunate to be selected as a host law firm for the Memphis Bar Association’s Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP). SLIP places minority high school students interested in entering the legal field with local law firms, legal departments, and government agencies so they can experience the day-to-day life of lawyers and legal professionals. This summerLeer más »