Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition

Organization Description

The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition strives to ensure equal justice for all immigrant adults and children at risk of detention and deportation in the Capital region area and beyond through direct legal representation, know your rights presentations, impact litigation, advocacy, and the enlistment and training of attorneys to defend immigrants.

Program Details

Detained Adult Program

Program Website: Detained Adult Program

Program Description:
The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition is the only non-profit organization in the Washington, D.C. area with a legal services program focused exclusively on assisting detained immigrant men, women, and children in jails and juvenile facilities in Maryland and Virginia.
 
Services for adults:
  • CAIR Coalition staff visit all Maryland and Virginia immigration detention centers and provide the following services to detained adults: Group orientations, individual orientations, connections with Pro Bono Attorneys, Pro-se assistance, send volunteers to aid with credible or reasonable fear interviews.
  • If you have any questions about the services provided by the Detained Adult Program, please contact Claudia Cubas, Senior Program Director, Detained Adult Program, at claudia.cubas@caircoalition.org.

CAIR works exclusively with individuals who are in immigration custody and does not provide legal services to individuals who are not detained.

If you have a family member or loved one who is detained, simply email or call CAIR to add him or her to the priority jail visit list. On the next visit to the jail, CAIR will call to speak with your family member or loved one and conduct an intake. The intake is the first step in determining if CAIR can help your family member or loved one.
 
Se habla español.
 

Program Contact email: adults@caircoalition.org
Program Contact Phone: 202-331-3320 (extension 7027)
Online intake form URL: Need Help?
Program uses Language Line (Y/N): No
Program staff provide services in other languages: Spanish
Intake days/hours (walk-in): CAIR does not conduct walk-in consultations.
Eligibility-residence-county: Maryland and Virginia
Services
Immigration and Citizenship: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics, Limited representation
Se habla Español: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics

Detained Children's Program


Program Description:
Services for children (ages 9-17):
  • “Know Your Rights” presentations, individual consultations, and accompanying children to their first immigration court hearing in Arlington, Virginia, or Baltimore, Maryland.
  • CAIR also provides direct representation in removal proceedings to children seeking repatriation, children reunifying from ORR programs in Virginia with family members in Maryland, DC, and Virginia, and to children facing prolonged detention.
  • CAIR serves children through a combination of in-house representation and pro bono placement with local law firms.
  • If you have any questions about the services provided by the Detained Children’s Program please contact Nithya Nathan-Pineau, Program Director, Detained Children’s Program, at nithya@caircoalition.org.
If you have a family member or loved one who is detained, simply email or call CAIR to add him or her to the priority jail visit list. On the next visit to the jail, CAIR will call to speak with your family member or loved one and conduct an intake. The intake is the first step in determining if CAIR can help your family member or loved one.
Se habla español.
 

Program Contact email: children@caircoalition.org
Program Contact Phone: 202-870-5843
Online intake form URL: Need Help?
Program uses Language Line (Y/N): No
Program staff provide services in other languages: Spanish
Intake days/hours (walk-in): CAIR does not conduct walk-in consultations.
Eligibility-residence-county: Maryland and Virginia
Services
Immigration and Citizenship: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics, Limited representation
Se habla Español: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
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