Recent Covid-19 measures have changed the immigration landscape, affecting the lives of hundreds, maybe thousands, of children, families and asylum seekers in Southern California.
Hearings for some detained asylum seekers have been postponed. However, deadlines for filing briefs and motions remain unchanged and thus, our staff and volunteer attorneys continue to pursue their legal efforts from home. Detained individuals find themselves at the mercy of the pandemic, where personal protective equipment is often unavailable and social distancing is logistically impossible in the detention center, making their circumstance even more critical.
Children remain the most vulnerable. We continue to represent every detained child present in San Diego County, and have successfully placed several children's cases with eager volunteer attorneys. Pursuing justice for these children is our top priority.
It has been both gratifying and a blessing for us that we’ve been able to continue doing this humanitarian work. We do, however, rely on your financial help, now as never before. We are mindful of the times with all its uncertainties, but we nevertheless ask for your generous support. Your donation will provide steady quality legal aid to communities at risk.
Please give a gift today. Thank you in advance for your support!
Good News! One of Casa Cornelia's longtime supporters, Veronica (Ronnie) Ahern, has offered a $5,000 challenge gift for this campaign. She gives this gift, in honor of Casa Cornelia founder Sr. Ann Durst, with the intention of matching each donation given, dollar for dollar, thus doubling the impact for Casa Cornelia's clients. Join Ronnie in helping us exceed $10,000!