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Greetings from the Farmworker Unit!

Our office is already getting ready for outreach season, putting together materials and strategizing the best ways to serve our clients and maximize our efforts. We hope to collaborate with you this year!

What's new:
Help for crime victims

The Farmworker Unit has successfully obtained immigration relief for several child crime victims and their migrant farmworker families in recent months.  Assisting immigrant victims of crime and human trafficking has long been a cornerstone of the Farmworker Unit’s advocacy, and recent cases involving child victims highlight the vulnerability of the children of migrant and seasonal farmworkers to violent and exploitative crime.

Read more.
Join our team, Rural Summer Legal Corps Program

Our office has been selected as one of the host locations for the 2017 Rural Summer Legal Corps Program, a nationwide program that connects public-interest law students with civil legal aid organizations to address pressing legal issues facing rural communities. Selected participants will begin the summer with intensive training from poverty law experts and then return to their host site to continue their 8- to 10-week placement. This program pays a stipend of $5,000 to the participants.

The application process is open now! The deadline to apply is February 17th.

More information.
Jesuit Volunteer position open

Jesuit volunteer Keegan McCoyThe Farmworker Unit is looking for a new Jesuit Volunteer (JV). The JV will go on evening outreach visits to labor camps in rural North Carolina to talk to farmworkers about their legal rights, manage the Witness for Justice volunteer program, and serve on various farmworker advocacy coalitions. Volunteers will be provided housing in Raleigh, as well as monthly a stipend to cover costs of living. This is a one year position. The deadline to apply is March 24, 2017.

Apply here!
Farmworker News en español!

Our office has partnered with Que Pasa Noticias, and, for over a year, we have been writing short articles with news and information of interest to farmworkers and farmworker advocates. We invite you to share the articles with your clients and to share them on your social media accounts.

This month, Farmworker Unit attorney Meghan Melo wrote an article about human trafficking and another one about wage theft.

You can read all of the Que Pasa Noticia articles related to farmworkers here.
Thank you for reading our newsletter. If there is a topic that you would like us to include in our next issue, please let us know.

Enjoy your weekend!

Lariza Garzón
Community Education Coordinator
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Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity. Visit our website or find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Legal Aid's Farmworker Unit is a statewide project that provides high-quality civil legal services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers.

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