Legal Assistance and Advocacy (1)
In Houston, IEDA Relief’s provides quality, affordable legal assistance for clients regarding immigration and other legal issues. Led by IEDA Relief’s own BIA-accredited representative, the program provides service both in-house and through external partnerships with attorneys, university clinics, and local organizations. In its international programs, IEDA Relief promotes legal rights of displaced populations and vulnerable host communities and facilitates access to legal services. Examples of such activities include providing guidance regarding the judicial process to victims of human rights violations, and ensuring that displaced individuals receive proper documentation of their legal status (e.g. birth certificates, refugee identification) to help them access basic services.
Guided by our mission and accumulated experience as a humanitarian actor, IEDA Relief works to inform and educate the United States public about the plight of refugees, returnees, and internally displaced persons (IDPs) and to advocate for the rights of all humans through awareness events as well as our on-campus IEDA Relief Ambassadors Program.
Overseas, IEDA Relief regularly joins our partners to advocate for the rights and well-being of refugees, returnees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and the communities that host them around the world. We also strongly advocate for the continued education of young girls and the plight of child marriage.