Through the Legal Orientation Program (LOP), representatives from nonprofit organizations provide comprehensive explanations about immigration court procedures along with other basic legal information to large groups of detained individuals. The program is normally comprised of four components:
- Group Orientation, which provide an interactive general overview of immigration removal proceedings, forms of relief, and is open to general questions
- Individual Orientation, where unrepresented individuals can briefly discuss their cases with experienced LOP providers and pose more specific questions
- Self-help Workshops, where those with potential relief or those who wish to voluntarily depart the country, are provided guidance on specific topics (such as how to complete an asylum application or prepare for a bond hearing), and given self-help legal materials
- Referral to Pro Bono Legal Services, where available
EOIR manages the LOP through a contract to provide program services.
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