Tyson Foods has launched a program with Arkansas Immigrant Defense (AID) to offer employees and their families immigration legal services at no cost. Arkansas Immigrant Defense is the only 501c3 nonprofit law firm in Arkansas providing immigration legal services for immigrants and refugees, the release states.
“AID has been providing pro bono legal services to immigrant and refugee children for years. Tyson’s immense generosity will expand our free legal services to include refugee and immigrant hourly team members in Green Forest and Berryville. This means that hundreds of our immigrant neighbors, people who are truly the backbone of our economy and food supply, will be getting free legal help: Karen refugees, Marshall Islanders, Latino immigrants, and more. This is extra important in an area that is truly a desert when it comes to immigration legal services,” said Stephen Coger, lead attorney and executive director at Arkansas Immigrant Defense.
Tyson said the program provides in-depth immigration legal consultations and services including, TPS-related adjustment of status, citizenship, DACA, waivers, consular process and special immigrant juvenile status. AID estimates this program will save Tyson Foods and its employees more than $250,000 in legal services.