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Welcome to the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP)! 

The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) extends our warmest welcome to you. Students working with ASAP remotely support women and children who fled persecution in their home countries and are now at risk of deportation. ASAP represents these families in immigration courts nationwide, using innovative methods and harnessing the talent of law student volunteers to reach people in regions with few or no legal aid lawyers. At Yale, ASAP also builds community among public interest students and sponsors volunteer trips to family detention facilities. 

We hope you will join our fight to end wrongful detention and deportation of asylum seekers. Please come find us at the Student Activities Fair, or contact our membership coordinator Healy Ko at healy.ko@yale.edu. We will be holding training sessions early in the semester, and you can begin working on legal cases as early as your first semester at YLS. Please keep your eyes open for further emails from us, and feel very welcome to check out ASAP's website (https://asap.urbanjustice.org/) in the meantime. 

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The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) uses its remote representation model - originally developed to represent families while detained - to represent families in immigration courts nationwide. ASAP focuses on regions with few or no legal aid lawyers, using innovative methods and harnessing the talent of law student volunteers to scale efforts and expand pro bono capacity.

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The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) uses its remote representation model - originally developed to represent families while detained - to represent families in immigration courts nationwide. ASAP focuses on regions with few or no legal aid lawyers, using innovative methods and harnessing the talent of law student volunteers to scale efforts and expand pro bono capacity.

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