Pro Bono Training Preps Attorneys to Assist Victims of Workplace Crimes, Human Trafficking, and Fraud in Labor Contracting

The panelists at Tuesday's pro bono training walked attendees through U and T nonimmigrant status, and how to identify workplace crimes.

The panelists at Tuesday’s pro bono training walked attendees through U and T nonimmigrant status and how to identify workplace crimes.

Attorneys gathered at 16 Beacon to learn about options for immigration relief for workplace and trafficking victims during Tuesday night’s pro bono training. The panelists, including Lyida Edwards (Greater Boston Legal Services), Julie Dahlstrom (Ascentria Care Alliance), Declan Croucher (Verité), and Carla Moniz (Greater Boston Legal Services), walked attendees through U and T nonimmigrant status, and how to identify workplace crimes.

Beyond the Billable caught up with Julie after the training to hear more. Take a look at what she had to say about the training:

“The training was an excellent opportunity for attorneys to learn how to advocate for low-income workers who are vulnerable to abuse in the workplace. Too often, workers are afraid to move forward and speak openly about the exploitation that they suffer. We hope that the training provides attorneys with the tools to advocate for immigration status on behalf of these workers. Immigration status is one of the most important steps to combat future labor exploitation and ensure that workers can come out of the shadows.”

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