Immigrant detainees face legal challenges and pressures that are unique to the immigration detention experience. Join us for a conversation with Jorge Barón of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project about these stressors and discuss the minister’s role in accompanying affected individuals.
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The CPMC webinars follow the competencies outlined by the CPMC Formation Committee. The committee in conjunction with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) recently piloted the first of the prison ministry certification cohorts.
Jorge L. Barón has served as the Executive Director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) since April 2008, having previously worked as a staff attorney with the organization for two years. NWIRP is a nationally-recognized legal services organization dedicated solely to advancing and defending the rights of low-income immigrants. Jorge’s passion for his work is firmly rooted in his own immigrant experience: he is originally from Bogotá, Colombia, and immigrated to the United States at the age of thirteen. Jorge is a graduate of Yale Law School and Duke University.