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Court Observer Training
January 19 @ 10:15 am - 4:15 pm
COURT OBSERVATION TRAINING SATURDAY:
BE AN OBSERVER FOR ACLU IN THE FEDERAL IMMIGRATION COURT IN SAN ANTONIO
Our courts have seen an influx of cases as Trump’s policies put immigrants and refugees under deeper and deeper scrutiny. For this reason, Texas Impact and the ACLU encourage people to observe court hearings in the hope that our presence will strengthen immigrants and asylum seekers’ resolve to defend their cases and empower judges to request modifications in the process. The trainer is Erica Nelson, Texas Impact & the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy, Courts and Ports Coordinator.
You will learn:
1. Basic Immigration Court etiquette and expectations
2. What to look for when in the court room and how to report it to the ACLU when necessary
3. Ways to take what you have observed and use it to influence your community and lawmakers to change the system for the better.
(Subsequently, we can attend court hearings as part of a group.)
When: this Saturday, January 19th, 10:45-4:15
Plan: Meet in our parking lot at 10:45, drive the one-hour trip west on I-10 to Kerrville, join the trainer and others for Dutch treat lunch at Acapulco Restaurant (1718 Sidney Baker St.); proceed to Kerrville’s First Presbyterian Church (800 Jefferson St.) for the 90-minute training (1:30-3:00), then return home.
If you would like to attend with our group, email email@example.com.
If you want to attend but prefer to drive on your own, please notify Meg Scott-Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org.