Paul Saluja will spend about 60 days in Tucson Arizon volunteering with the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, a nonprofit organization that provides free legal and social services to people being held in immigration custody in Arizona.
Saluja worries he will have to give bad news to a lot of people. He described those seeking actual asylum in the United States as a very small portion of the overall immigration cases in the country. He added that the conditions a person must meet to gain asylum in the United States are very restrictive.
The United States grants asylum to people who are fleeing a country where they are being persecuted for their race, religion, nationality or involvement in a particular social group or political party.
This website will document Saluja’s work. He will update it regularly about his experiences.