The Legal Orientation Program (LOP) educates detained immigrants about their rights and the immigration court process so that they can make informed decisions about their legal cases. Vera works with 18 nonprofit legal service providers to offer orientations about defenses against removal (deportation) and the court process, as well as to assist in the process of seeking pro bono representation. The program, funded by the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) and administered by Vera, operates at 38 detention facilities across the country.
The LOP empowers detained immigrants to understand their rights and navigate a complex legal system.
By providing immigrants with the knowledge to make informed decisions, the LOP helps prevent unnecessary detention.
Because of its reach, the LOP responds to trends in immigration enforcement and tailors services to the needs of immigrants in detention.
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Legal Orientation Program
Evaluation and performance and outcome measurement report, phase II
The Legal Orientation Program (LOP) seeks to educate detained persons in removal (deportation) proceedings so they can make more informed decisions, thus increasing efficiencies in the immigration court and detention processes. Vera’s analysis—a combination of statistical analysis and interviews with LOP stakeholders, including participants, provid...