In 2014, OLAP started a new direct representation pilot program to fund legal representation and other related services for certain unaccompanied children in immigration proceedings before the Baltimore Immigration Court. Staffed by two attorneys, the Baltimore Representation Initiative for Unaccompanied Children (BRIUC) provides legal representation and other related services to unrepresented unaccompanied children who:
- Are under the age of 16
- Have been released from the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
- Have been served a Notice to Appear in immigration proceedings, and are currently scheduled to appear before the Baltimore Immigration Court
- Have not had their cases consolidated with immigration proceedings against a parent or legal guardian
This representation must be provided regardless of the child’s eligibility for immigration relief.
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