Carlos Chavez interviews Stephen Manning, a partner at Immigrant Law Group PC. Manning is a member of the Amicus Committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association on which he coordinates nationwide litigation strategies to advance the rights of immigrants and asylees. He has received many national and local awards for his work on behalf of immigrants and refugees including the Jack Wasserman award for Excellence in Immigration Litigation, the Edith Lowenstein award for Excellence in Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law. As a member of the legal team at ILG, he received the Gerald R Robinson Award for Excellence in Litigation. He is the past Chair of the Oregon Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is a consulting attorney for the Consulate of Mexico in Portland, Oregon.
Karen James with Trish Jordan, Executive Director of Red Lodge Transition Services. Native Americans account for less than two percent of Oregon’s population, but make up four percent of its prison population. Working in the prisons as religious service volunteers who advocated for religious freedom and human rights, they recognized the need to bridge prison with community. They formed Red Lodge that helps Native women rebuild their lives after incarceration, often helping them reconnect to Native spirituality and culture.
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