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April 9, 2019

Morgan Lewis Pro Bono Team to Be Honored for Pro Bono Representation of Immigrants in Detention


The American Immigration Council will recognize the law firm of Morgan Lewis with its Stephen K. Fischel Distinguished Public Service Award on April 11 at The Capitol View at 400 in Washington, D.C. The award, which recognizes individuals or organizations who exhibit an outstanding commitment and dedication to America’s heritage as a nation of immigrants and to the struggle for fair and humane immigration policies in the United States, will be presented at the D.C. Immigrant Achievement Awards reception

Notably, Carolyn Silane, an associate at Morgan Lewis’ New Yorkoffice, successfully represented an adoptive parent who was separated from his two-year-old son in the early days of family separation and was denied reunification because the government claimed he was “not the father.”

Morgan Lewis’ pro bono legal services in immigration include helping vulnerable immigrants obtain legal immigration status, which includes providing legal representation to individuals fleeing persecution overseas, undocumented and unaccompanied minors who came to the United Stateswhen they were young, immigrant women whose immigration status is dependent on an abusive spouse, and victims of human trafficking and other crimes. The firm’s team of lawyers have also helped many abused, abandoned, or neglected young children to obtain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in the United States.

The Council has recognized the achievements of many outstanding immigrants and their advocates. Past honorees include General Colin Powell, Senator Daniel Inouye, the Southern Poverty Law Center, TheDream.Us, and Gerda Weissman Klein.

For more information, contact Maria Frausto at the American Immigration Council at mfrausto@immcouncil.orgor 202-507-7526.


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