World Refugee Day Luncheon
June 20, 2019
Robins Kaplan LLP
Minneapolis, MN 55402
This event is by invitation only. If interested, please contact Christine Berndt at CBerndt@RobinsKaplan.com or 612.349.8404.
In honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, please join us for lunch and a panel discussion on the work of the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a nonprofit that raises funds to pay immigration bond and criminal bail. Since January 2017, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detentions have increased by 40 percent. A small portion of those detained are given the chance to leave ICE’s jails if they can pay bond. People who are released on bond can reunite with their families, resume work and save for their legal defense, meet more easily with their lawyers, or simply put their affairs in order before departure.
Our firm advocates on behalf of detained immigrants through the pro bono work of our attorneys and our commitment to the Detainee Bond Project, which we co-sponsor with the Binger Center for New Americans and Advocates for Human Rights. For this event, Minnesota Freedom Fund has set a goal of raising the statutory minimum amount for an immigration bond for one detainee, a total of $1,500. While donations are not expected, attendees may contribute in person or online. If you are giving online and would like your donation counted towards the event goal, please select “write a note” and enter “Robins Kaplan” when you set up your gift.
Questions? Contact Christine Berndt at CBerndt@RobinsKaplan.com or 612.349.8404.
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration and Lunch
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Program
Executive Director, Minnesota Freedom Fund
Board Treasurer, Minnesota Freedom Fund;
Associate Clinical Professor of Law, University of Minnesota
Director, Conversations with Friends
Rajin Singh Olson
Associate, Robins Kaplan LLP
“Drew” (Former detainee released on bond through the Freedom Fund)
Michael D. Reif
Principal, Robins Kaplan LLP
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