Serving the Needs of Asylum Seekers

Serving the Needs of Asylum Seekers

Recently, Dr. Samuelson had the opportunity to travel to Dilley, Texas where she spent a week volunteering with the Dilley Pro Bono Project. The Dilley Pro Bono Project represents immigrant mothers and children who are detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center. The majority of families detained there are fleeing extreme violence in Central America and are seeking asylum in the United States. She provided pro bono psychological evaluations and prepared detained immigrants for their initial asylum interviews. Physicians for Human Rights funded her travel. For more information, click here.

Dr. Samuelson and her students are planning another trip to Texas to support this important work. We are currently seeking crowd-funded donations to fund our travel. Please keep posted for a link!