Here at LIRS, we’re proud to hear that yet another colleague is being recognized for her work standing with immigrants and refugees.
Meredith Linsky, who has been selected as the recipient of American Immigration Lawyers Association’s 2012 Arthur Helton Memorial Human Rights Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service in Advancing the Cause of Human Rights, is a valued friend and colleague. Over the years, she has provided mentoring and consultation with her peers in LIRS-sponsored networks as well as leadership in sustaining a model legal services program for migrants in detention.
Her work in Texas heading ProBar, an ABA program that represents detainees, continues to inspire us. No one puts it more succinctly than a recent article in the Brownsville Herald, “ProBAR Celebrates 20 Years of Service,” which begins:
Every day, attorneys at the Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project in Harlingen take on some of the most frustrating and troubling aspects of the U.S. court system as they struggle to provide representation for the thousands of detained immigrants seeking to stay in this country.
It’s no wonder she’s been selected for this honor, and we send our congratulations!