Legal Coffee Talk: Understanding Statelessness

December 7, 2022
1:00pm ET - 2:00pm ET

Stateless people are often referred to as “citizens of nowhere,” as no state recognizes them as their own. Currently almost 218,000 stateless people live in the U.S. where there is no legal framework to address their unique and complex needs. As a result, stateless people in the U.S. face identity, housing, and employment barriers, along with decades of family separation, and are often subject to repeated and prolonged detention. United Stateless (USL) was founded in 2018 by seven stateless individuals and allies as the only organization in the U.S. dedicated to ending statelessness in the U.S. Join HIAS’s Pro Bono and Partnerships team and United Stateless for a presentation and conversation on the causes of statelessness, the obstacles faced by stateless people, the advocacy strategy to end statelessness, and what the immigrant legal community can do to close the education and representation gap. Please register in advance to receive the webinar information.