Dolphin Project11.01.18 — In response to the current administration’s actions on immigrant and refugee policy, a generous group of 2006 graduates has established an Immigrant Family Protection Fund, called the Dolphin Project. The fund was set up by Nicole Lake, Kate Campbell, Brad Crevier, Per Olstad, Amy Ostiguy, Sierra Rosen and Rebecca Waltuch to support students participating in non-paying or low-paying co-op positions in the field of immigration law.

“Like many, we were horrified by the inhumane, ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy implemented earlier this year,” said Campbell. “Also, like many, we wanted to contribute to the fight to reunite separated families, and to defend the rights of immigrants — especially immigrant children.”

The class of 2006 group felt compelled to respond to calls for volunteer legal help from nonprofit organizations that provide legal representation to immigrant families. “Knowing that Northeastern law students could provide such public interest legal work in the immediate future, we created this co-op stipend,” explained Campbell. "We call it ‘The Dolphin Project: Immigrant Family Protection Fund’ because it is an assist to shore from treacherous waters. It’s a win-win: nonprofit organizations receive months of volunteer legal work and future lawyers receive training in immigration law.”

Campbell also noted that many Northeastern law graduates are on the front lines of the battle to reunite and represent immigrant families. "We are grateful to them and want to assist their work,” said Campbell. “We encourage graduate contributions to the fund, to support furthering Northeastern’s public interest mission in a manner that the present demands.”

To support the Dolphin Project, please visit https://giving.northeastern.edu/live/profiles/646-the-dolphin-project

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