GAIN’s mission is to provide free immigration legal services to victims of crime and persecution.
GAIN’s mission is safety, freedom and opportunity for all.
GAIN, formerly known as the Atlanta Bar Asylum Project, was formed in early 2005 as a loose affiliation among the leadership of the Atlanta Bar Association, Catholic Social Services, and a handful of associates from several Atlanta law firms. This affiliation recognized that:
- unrepresented aliens in the Atlanta area might benefit from pro bono representation;
- the introduction of pro bono attorneys into the U.S. Immigration Court system in Atlanta might assist the Court by helping to facilitate the reasonable and efficient adjudication of unrepresented aliens’ cases; and
- a formal organization capable of providing mentorship and guidance in the area of immigration law is necessary to ensure that lawyers who venture in the U.S. Immigration Court system are adequately prepared and able to provide a satisfactory level of representation.
Since 2005, the organization has transitioned from a loose affiliation into a formal pro bono opportunity referral organization