The American Bar Association is seeking licensed attorney volunteers to help with two projects to assist asylum-seekers and immigrant children along Texas’ southern border with Mexico.

The ABA’s Commission on Immigration is leading week-long volunteer trips each month from April to October to direct-service projects along the Texas-Mexico border. Volunteers will work at the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) in Harlingen. Volunteers for this effort are not required to have immigration law experience or speak Spanish to participate. Volunteers will meet with adult immigrants and asylum-seekers at the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos and provide assistance with applications for relief. Details and how to volunteer can be found here.

Separately, the ABA’s Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA) is seeking Spanish-speaking volunteer attorneys with basic immigration law knowledge to provide legal services on weekends from April through June to detained immigrant children being held in the Rio Grande Valley. Volunteers again will be working with South Texas ProBAR. For details of this effort and how to volunteer, go here.