As the number of immigrants placed in detention grows exponentially, CAIR Coalition is the only legal service provider focused on serving detained women, men, and children held in 12 jails and juvenile centers in Maryland and Virginia. Thousands are asylum seekers fleeing violence, abuse, and human trafficking; hundreds are children who migrated alone or have been forcibly separated from their parents. So CAIR Coalition offers legal orientation, individual consultation, pro bono representation, and “Know Your Rights” trainings, empowering immigrants facing detention and deportation to achieve equal justice. It also trains attorneys working in the immigration and criminal justice arenas, conducts extensive community outreach and education, and passionately advocates for policies that protect immigrant rights. Consider this: in 2018, CAIR Coalition served 850+ unaccompanied children – 300 more than the year before. The need is growing: can your support grow with it?
Headquarters: DC-Ward 2
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Statewide; VA-Statewide
Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); All
Population(s) Served: Individuals with Disabilities; Individuals who identify as LGBTQ; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Immigrants/Refugees; Gays/Lesbians; HIV/AIDs
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Awards & Recognition
HBA-DC's 2013 Hugh A. Johnson Memorial Award
Kathy Doan, Executive Director, recepient of 2015 Jerrold Scoutt Prize from the DC Bar Foundation
- The Pipeline Funneling US Deportees to Haitian Prison
Mon Nov 14 2022, The Nation
Read about Patrick story, a CAIR Coalition client who was deported to Haiti, and unlawfully detained in the Haitian Penitentiary.
- 'Prison is death': NJ deportees freed from Haitian jail after suffering deplorable conditions
Thu Oct 27 2022, NorthJersey.com
Patrick Julney, a CAIR Coalition client who was deported to Haiti and unlawfully detained in the Penitentiary was finally released!
- CAIR Coalition Honors Pro Bono Immigrant Rights Advocates at Annual Awards
Mon Sep 19 2022, DC Bar
On 9/14, CAIR Coalition honored Arnold & Porter retired partner Lawrence Schneider with its inaugural Lifetime Advocate Award.
- With Labor Shortages, Why Are We Ignoring DREAMers, Other Immigrants Here Now? (OPINION)
Fri Aug 19 2022, Latino Rebsl
Let's stop shoehorning immigration debates into economic trends.
- Maryland lawmakers passed Dignity Not Detention to protect immigrants. So ICE detains them elsewhere
Thu Jul 28 2022, Baltimore Brew
Attorneys predicted unintended consequences Â– people being held hours away from family and lawyers, which is what happened to "AJ."
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- The current budget for Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition is: $500k to $1 million
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