April 01, 2020

Catholic Legal Services Miami“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ― Fred Rogers

In the midst of this global pandemic, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law is proud of the ways in which alumni are responding to the challenges brought about by COVID-19. This Founders Day, we wish to highlight some of the helpers that make up our alumni community:

Joseph Kano ’13, Staff Attorney for Catholic Legal Services of Miami, shared, “Catholic Legal Services and immigration lawyers around the country are doing their best to protect immigrant’s rights in spite of the ongoing pandemic. Right now, I am working from home, but many of my colleagues are still going to the immigration detention centers to work with detained clients. Tens of thousands of people are being held in a medically unsafe environment, even though they have no criminal record, and their immigration trials are moving forward as scheduled. Advocates are pushing for release and postponement to protect due process, but when that is not possible, lawyers are fighting (and winning) their client’s cases. Through their dedication, they are living out the corporal works of mercy of visiting the prisoner and the sick.”