Immigrant Justice Corps
April 2017
10:00 AM EDT
May 2017
06:00 PM EDT

About Our Auction

Bid now for the chance to win a table for four at Gunshow’s SOLD OUT May 7 Hired Guns dinner! All proceeds from the winning bid benefit the Immigrant Justice Corps.

Food & Wine’s Best Chef 2015, Grae Nonas, joins Gillespie, executive chef Joey Ward and the rest of the Gunshow crew in the kitchen for one night only to showcase his signature flavors. A set of four tickets ($400 value, drink and gratuity not included) for the 8:30 p.m. seating is up for grabs—but you can only get them by placing a bid. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Immigrant Justice Corps, an organization that seeks to expand access to immigration counsel services and a group close to Nonas’ heart.

Originally New-England born and raised, Nona’s experience spans from coast to coast. He honed his skills during time spent at the likes of New York’s Restaurant North and Los Angeles’ Son of a Gun. In addition to being named Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chef 2015, he was also selected as a James Beard "Rising Star Chef" semifinalist in 2015, with a repeat nomination in 2016 as a finalist.

About Immigrant Justice Corps

Immigrant Justice Corps (“IJC”), is the nation’s first and only immigration legal fellowship program. IJC seeks to expand access to counsel by increasing the quantity of immigration lawyers and the quality of the immigration bar. Each year IJC recruits talented young lawyers (Justice Fellows) and college graduates (Community Fellows) many of whom are first-generation immigrants and bi-lingual graduates from the country’s top universities, for a two-year fellowship. IJC trains Fellows to be experts in immigration law and pairs them with leading non-profit legal services providers and community based organizations in New York City, Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Texas to provide legal services to low income immigrants.

The fellows provide a broad range of immigration services including deportation defense, applications for asylum, naturalization, green cards and other forms of relief available to juveniles and victims of crime, domestic violence or human trafficking. Quality legal assistance allows immigrants to avoid deportation and separation of families. Immigrants who can to improve their legal status are better able to gain lawful employment, receive financial aid to college, access health care and live stable, productive lives in the United States.

Dedicated to meet the urgent need for high quality assistance for immigrants, IJC fellows have since September 2015 also travelled to Karnes, Texas to provide legal assistance to detained Central American mothers and children (popularly referred to as AWCs) at risk of deportation.

IJC is infusing the legal profession with a new generation of lawyers and advocates committed to providing high quality representation and innovative thinking about the delivery of legal services to a vulnerable population, including the use of new technologies.

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