Asylum Seeker Advocates
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 898 , Segment 2
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- Sep 12, 2018 9:00 pm
- 18:20 mins
Guest: Michele Pistone, PhD, Professor of Law, Villanova University Six out of ten people who show up in immigration court in the US come without a lawyer. Not surprisingly, their chances of avoiding deportation are slim without someone who understands the system to advocate on their behalf. But it turns out you don’t have to be a lawyer to assist immigrants in court. Villanova University law professor Michele Pistone is building an online training course for non-lawyers who want to help refugees and asylum seekers navigate the immigration system.