The UNLV Immigration Clinic opened its new off-campus Community Advocacy Office located at 1212 S. Casino Center Blvd. in the Art District. The office is open to the public and provides free legal defense for adults in immigration detention and unaccompanied children fighting deportation. The clinic also provides immigration legal services to UNLV and CSN students and staff and career development opportunities for law students who are interested in practicing immigration law.
Governor Steve Sisolak, Assemblywoman Seleman Torres and Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom, joined William S. Boyd School of Law’s Dean Sara Gordon and Immigration Clinic Director Michael Kagan at the grand opening.
“We are thrilled to officially open the UNLV Immigration Clinic’s new Community Advocacy Office,” said Sara Gordon, interim dean of the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. “In addition to serving the residents of our community, the Community Advocacy Office will also provide new opportunities for Boyd students to study and learn as they assist clients facing deportation.”
This office is made possible by a $500,000 appropriation form the Nevada Legislature and a matching allocation from the Clark County Commission.
“This is an exciting step forward for immigrant legal defense in Nevada, to be sure, and it is the product of many people’s work over many years,” said Director of the UNLV Immigration Clinic Michael Kagan. “Fundamentally, we are part of this community. Our students come from this community, and this is about serving the community.”