Help for Families Seeking Asylum

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 9:13am EDT

Vermont Law School students have created a forum to assist asylum seekers and detained families facing deportation.

Anyone interested may attend the Credible Fear Interview (CFI) Observer training 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Oakes Hall at VLS.

The session is free and open to the public. The training is sponsored by the VLS Latin American and Caribbean Law Student Association and Social Justice Mission Scholars. It will prepare volunteers to assist detainees at the Berks Family Residential Center, a detention facility in Pennsylvania.

Participants will leave the training with the necessary tools to observe the CFI process and provide support to detainees under the supervision of lawyers.

For more information, visit the South Royalton Legal Clinic at or call 831-1500.

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