Campbell Law to host virtual ‘Know Your Rights: ICE & Evictions’ events

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RALEIGH — Campbell Law School’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (IRRP) Pro Bono Project will stream two virtual live events“Know your Rights: ICE and Evictions” on the law school’s Facebook page later this month.

The first virtual live event will be presented in Spanish from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. The second live “Know Your Rights” virtual event will be held in English from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29.

“The IRRP Pro Bono Project at Campbell Law believes it is important the immigrant community have access to information regarding changes in immigration policies which can affect their livelihoods, families and safety,” says Mindy Lemus ‘21, IRRP project director. 

“We are providing a presentation to the immigrant community regarding their rights when in the presence of ICE and when being evicted during Covid-19.  To reach a wider audience we wanted to offer a presentation of those rights in both Spanish and English to facilitate discussion between public interest groups and the immigrant community.”  

The panelists will discuss topics including: “What do you do when ICE comes to your door?” and “What happens when your landlord wants to evict you?”

The live events will be hosted by:

    • Raúl Pinto, Immigration Attorney for the N.C. Justice Center
    • Pamela Thombs, Managing Attorney for Legal Aid of N.C.
    • Sarah Dixon, Supervising Attorney for Legal Aid of N.C.
    • Kate Woomer-Deters, Eviction Lawyer for the N.C. Justice Center

Both presentations will be livestreamed on Facebook @campbelllawschoolFor more information, contact Lemus at m_lemus1122@email.campbell.edu or Cristiano Méndez at clmendez0618@email.campbell.edu

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