2015 • 11 months • Migration
Pro Bono Net and its project, Immigration Advocates Network (IAN), develop technology to increase access to justice for low-income and underserved immigrants. In response to programs established by President Obama in November 2014, which offer temporary lawful status to up to 5.2 million undocumented immigrants, IAN is developing a first-of-its-kind tool for immigrants seeking to legalize their status. The online platform educates immigrants about the legalization programs and enables them to determine if they can safely apply on their own or should seek individualized legal assistance. Developed with input from a wide range of legal aid providers, IAN's online platform vastly expands the volume oflegal services currently available to lowwincome immigrants. It helps to meet what is anticipated to be unprecedented nationwide demand for services, and addresses the especially acute need for legal information in rural and isolated areas.