New Hope Attorney now Full-time!

We are thrilled to announce that Cristina Sproul became a full-time staff attorney earlier this year.  Cristina runs our New Hope Project, which focuses on the youth and young adults who are eligible for temporary benefits.  The program is “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” and we call it “DACA.”  The New Hope Project was started in 2013 after Just Neighbors was overwhelmed by DACA clients in late 2012.  Now those clients are returning to renew their DACA status, which was valid for two years.  We are grateful that funding enabled us to increase Cristina’s hours as the DACA renewals began to surge.  In February, Cristina opened 37  DACA & DACA renewal cases!

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The mission of Just Neighbors is to provide immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees in Virginia, especially those who are most vulnerable. We also seek to foster enriching experiences that enhance awareness and mutual understanding among our clients, volunteers, staff and community.

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