Fellow Hofstra Asylum Clinic Grad: ‘Lawyers are the New First Responders’

Fellow Hofstra Law and Asylum Clinic classmate of mine, Caitlin Steinke featured in a fantastic interview for Narratively:

“But after that first executive order, the response from the legal community was so immediate. I saw something describing lawyers as the new ‘first responders,’ and I’ve never felt prouder to be part of that.”

Similarly proud, Caitln!  She goes on:

“Just yesterday, an Iranian asylum client of mine called me in a panic. He’d been receiving harassing and threatening phone calls from his bank, which was asking inappropriately probing questions about him as an Iranian national. This is what happens when you make a list of banned countries – there’s this presumption that they’re bad people.”

Source: http://narrative.ly/paperless-people-3-lawyers-are-the-new-first-responders/

See also: RIF Asylum Support

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