March/April 2011

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INTERALIA Detention Dialogues D etention Dialogues, a student-run program, pairs immigration detainees in Northern California with volunteer visitors. Christina Fialho, a 2L at Santa Clara Law School, co-founded this program that is part of a national movement through the Detention Watch Network. “Our goal is to provide companionship for immigrants in detention and a link to the outside world,” says Fialho. Te organization recruits, trains, transports, and mentors volunteers to visit and befriend immigrants held in civil detention at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, CA. It also operates a Community/Student Awareness Program and is beginning to work with a number of organizations to increase pro bono representation for individuals detained by ICE. Detention Dialogues is a member of the Detention Watch Network and a recipient of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education’s Bannan Grant. Detention Dialogues also receives BECOME A VOLUNTEER VISITOR! institutional support from Santa Clara University and the California Institute of Integral Studies. If you would like to get involved, e-mail Christina Fialho. PAST ISSUES OF VOICE ARE A CLICK AWAY! t Just select the archive folder on the top navigation bar to open and peruse past articles, or visit the AILA Hub. HONORING IMMIGRANTS’ ACHIEVEMENTS T he American Immigration Council will host its 16th Annual Immigrant Achievement Awards on April 7, 2011, in Washington, D.C., at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. Among the honorees will be U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI). For the latest information on the awards banquet and to RSVP, visit www. americanimmigrationcouncil.org/ DCIAA, or contact Megan Hess at (202) 507-7517 or mhess@immcouncil.org. AILA’s May-June 2006 issue of Immigration Law Today published an article about Inouye’s lifetime achievements. u 32 VOICE CELEBRATING CULTURAL HERITAGE THROUGH ART: The American Society of International Law launched an online periodical in 2010 to celebrate cultural heritage. The Cultural Heritage and the Arts Review is a semi-yearly periodical of the Society’s Cultural Heritage and the Arts Interest Group. The editor- in-chief is Interest Group Co-Chair Cristian DeFrancia. TOP: SHUTTERSTOCK

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