2012 Projects
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Amigo Legal Games
Lien Tran
Design and Technology, Parsons

The U.S. government detains nearly 8,000 unaccompanied immigrant children each year. These children are separated from their communities and loved ones and face deportation alone without the assistance of family or court-appointed counsel. This project uses games to teach immigrant youth their rights so they can better understand their legal situation and effectively defend themselves in court. Games are currently being developed in collaboration with immigration attorneys and piloted with immigrant youth in the New York City area.  Funding will support the production and distribution of completed games so that detained immigrant children may fully engage in the legal process and assert their legal rights.

  • http://twitter.com/marivicgirl Marivic Guevara

    This is an amazing concept and would love to see it in action! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/knavila Krsna Narayana Dasa Avila

    Great idea! 

  • Johanne Woodcock

    This is terrific.  Inspiring and so valuable. 

  • Camab939

    Congratulations!!!! Regards from C-SOCIAL

  • Mary

    Congratulations!  This tool is a wonderful idea for immigrant youth, how can Lee County, Florida obtain the game!

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  • Lien Tran

    Hi Mary! Sorry for the delayed update. Please email me at l.tran@miami.edu and I can update you on the game and how to get a copy! Thanks again for your interest, Lien

 

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