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ProBAR marks 30 years helping immigrants and asylum-seekers

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In 1989, the Texas border was in crisis. Thousands of refugees were fleeing wars in Central America, seeking asylum in the United States. In response, the American Bar Association created the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project, or ProBAR – a handful of lawyers and others who offered legal help to immigrants and asylum-seekers. ProBAR marked its 30th anniversary with a gala celebration Nov. 1 in Harlingen.

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