Campbell Law students host immigration clinic for Ukrainian refugees March 26

Photo of Ukrainian immigrants leaving country

RALEIGH — Members of Campbell Law School’s Immigration and Refugee Rights Project (IRRP) are partnering with the Ukrainian Humanitarian Immigration Program to hold an immigration clinic on Saturday, March 26. The clinic comes on the heels of President Biden’s announcement on Thursday that the U.S. plans to allow up to 100,000 Ukrainians to immigrate to the U.S.

The pro bono clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the law school in downtown Raleigh at 225 Hillsborough Street. 

At the clinic will be local attorneys and experts in the field of refugee issues including community partner Church World Service and private attorneys Diana Allen and Danielle Freilinger. 

Organizers say the clinic is designed to assist in giving local Ukrainian immigrants not only aid that they qualify for, but to also assist their families in making decisions on United States humanitarian law. According to one of the IRRP leaders Mindy Lemus ’22, classmate Kelly Chauvin ’22 was the inspiration for the clinic, which is open to the public.

Lemus said on Friday at least 20 people had signed up to take advantage of the clinic’s offerings.

Those who are interested in taking part in this clinic may make appointments here:

A mandatory information and orientation session will begin at 9 a.m. to cover three different types of immigration assistance and for any questions that may arise from those in attendance, said Chauvin, clinic organizer. 

The assistance available includes:

  • Temporary Protected Status
  • Lautenberg Affidavit of Relationship
  • Humanitarian Parole

During the afternoon, there will be breakout sessions where individuals will be assigned according to the specific type of assistance they are seeking. While the clinic is free, there is a registration fee for the U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Service (USCIS). The registration fee will vary depending on the type of application that is filled out, organizers say.

As part of the law school’s Pro Bono Projects, IRRP works with local immigrants and refugees to help gain a better understanding of laws and regulations that impact immigrants and refugees.

Student volunteers and pro bono attorneys who wish to assist in the clinic may sign up here:


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