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New York State Becomes First in the Nation to Provide Lawyers for All Immigrants Detained and Facing Deportation

The Vera Institute of Justice and partner organizations today announced that detained New Yorkers in all upstate immigration courts will now be eligible to receive legal counsel during deportation...

04/26/2017 | Law Professor Blogs | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative

New York dedicates millions of dollars to help immigrants fight deportations

New York will soon offer free legal services for poor immigrants facing deportations, thanks to a new budget provision announced this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The state’s 2017-2018 budget...

04/26/2017 | Vice News | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative
04/26/2017 | Published by: The Washington Post
04/26/2017

For immigrants fighting deportation, a push for government-funded lawyers

For immigrants fighting deportation, a push for government-funded lawyers

Nearly 4,000 immigrants in the Washington region face deportation every year without a lawyer, according to a report that calls on area governments to follow the lead of New...

04/26/2017 | The Washington Post | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative
04/26/2017 | Published by: ourfuture.org
04/26/2017

Our Fight for Health Care During Recess and Beyond

Our Fight for Health Care During Recess and Beyond

It’s time to ramp up our resistance to the Trump-Ryan agenda on health care. We scored our biggest legislative victory so far on March 24, when Speaker Paul Ryan called off his bid to repeal the...

04/26/2017 | ourfuture.org | Civic Engagement
04/26/2017 | Published by: The Washington Post
04/26/2017

High-ranking Fed official resigns, reveals role in leaked confidential information

High-ranking Fed official resigns, reveals role in leaked confidential information

Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, resigned from his post effective Tuesday, after revealing he'd played a role in a leak of sensitive information to a financial...

04/26/2017 | The Washington Post | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

How Trump's Criminal Justice Plan Is Really More For-Profit Incarceration

The DOJ and the Trump administration seem to be working to expand private prison profits at the expense of communities of color...

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04/19/2017 | Ebony | Racial Justice
04/17/2017 | Published by: cityandstateny.com
04/17/2017

New York City Schools' Discriminatory and Damaging School-to-Prison Pipeline

New York City Schools' Discriminatory and Damaging School-to-Prison Pipeline

New York City schools feed young black and Latino youth into a school-to-prison pipeline by leveling criminal punishments on students for small infractions and normal youthful behavior.

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04/17/2017 | cityandstateny.com | Racial Justice
02/23/2017 | Published by: El Diario
02/23/2017

Por qué la ciudad de Nueva York es una ciudad santuario modelo

Por qué la ciudad de Nueva York es una ciudad santuario modelo

Tras meses esperanza de que Donald Trump daría marcha atrás respecto a sus promesas de campaña contra los inmigrantes, lo opuesto ha sucedido. En las primeras semanas después de asumir el mando,...

02/23/2017 | El Diario | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative
02/22/2017 | Published by: Grist
02/22/2017

Why the People’s Climate March matters to people of color like me

Why the People’s Climate March matters to people of color like me

Ever since taking power, the Trump administration has made clear it intends to wage war on the environment. It’s given the green light to both the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines and geared...

02/22/2017 | Grist | Organizing for Climate Justice
02/22/2017 | Published by: Grist
02/22/2017

Why the People’s Climate March matters to people of color like me

Why the People’s Climate March matters to people of color like me

Ever since taking power, the Trump administration has made clear it intends to wage war on the environment. It’s given the green light to both the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines and geared...

02/22/2017 | Grist | Racial Justice

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