On Monday, May 24th, the William & Mary Law School Immigration Clinic hosted a “Basics of Asylum in the United States” webinar for the public. The purpose of the webinar was to educate the broader public on asylum law and procedure, including the struggles that asylum applicants face, and discuss ways that community members can support asylum seekers in Hampton Roads. More than a dozen people attended the webinar from all backgrounds, including staff of local nonprofit organizations, members of local religious groups, and William & Mary faculty and students.
“It was inspiring to see so many interested members of our community come out to learn more about asylum,” said Nicole Alanko, the Clinic’s Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow. “We’re thankful for all of the community members who support the Clinic and our clients. We hope that our attendees will be able to take what they have learned to help others and start broader dialogues about asylum law and policy.”
“I was so blessed as I heard the Asylum process explained in such a fashion that I was able to understand more than what I did before,” remarked one attendee.
The Immigration Clinic plans to host similar events in the future for those interested in learning more about asylum, as well as other topics in immigration law and policy.
If you are interested in having staff from the Immigration Clinic speak at a future event for your organization, please contact us.