Barack Ferrazzano was proud to support pro bono partner the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) during its #GivingTuesday campaign to help keep families and communities together. #GivingTuesday, traditionally celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, is a way to use social media as a tool of collaboration towards charitable goals. The Firm matched donations to NIJC, contributing to NIJC exceeding its fundraising goal, raising a total of $58,000 to reunite families and help newly arriving families begin their lives together in the United States. #GivingTuesday funds were used by NIJC for translations, legal consultations for separated families, filing habeas petitions to free immigrants from jail and defending immigrants in court.
About The National Immigrant Justice Center
The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) — a Heartland Alliance program — is a legal aid organization, dedicated to protecting human rights and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. In addition to legal services NIJC serves these vulnerable groups through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education. NIJC has provided legal services to more than 10,000 individuals with a success rate of 90% in asylum cases.
To learn more about the NIJC, visit: https://www.immigrantjustice.org