Re-Coding Asylum: Lawyers With Tech Battling For Migrant Justice

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Stephen Manning
This article originally appeared on Forbes

Over the last several years, America has been rocked by evidence of the mistreatment of migrants in detention centers. While the nation makes its political judgments about the future of immigration policy, Ashoka Fellow Stephen Manning has assembled a team of lawyers, organizers, and tech innovators working to inject more humanity into the current system while imagining its replacement. Stephen, founder of Portland, OR-based Innovation Law Lab, one of the largest pro bono networks in the country, tells us how he pursues justice and reform.

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Immigration could be a deeply humanizing experience—it could be the ultimate humanizing concept, actually. The goal is to create pathways to belonging, to operate an immigration system that follows the law, but goes further and humanizes rather than dehumanizes people.