Asylum cases are among the most difficult, challenging and time-consuming of any in immigration law. Asylum-seekers are among the immigrants most in need of experienced, knowledgeable, and steadfast attorneys.
To highlight the urgent need for assistance for asylum-seekers in the Nashville area, Vanderbilt University hosted a fundraiser for JFON Tennessee, featuring food from the six majority-Muslim countries of the Trump Administration's Travel Ban, including Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen.
"Food from Inside the Travel Ban was a great success," reports JFON TN Executive Director Wade Munday happily. "Our community showed concern for every asylum-seeker who is scared and needs an advocate in Tennessee."
Wade estimates that they have already raised $60,000 for the fledgling project. But there is still so much to do.
"The travel ban limps along towards the Supreme Court where it will hopefully fail," he says, "but there's still a lot of work to educate our community. A super-majority of immigrants and refugees are good people, incredible people, who deserve legal representation during their despair."