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How Much Higher Should the Minimum Wage Be? (Much Higher)

Gawker - December 2, 2013, by Hamilton Nolan - Last week, voters in SeaTac, Washington voted to raise the minimum wage for airport workers...

12/2/2013 | Raising the Bar for Workers and Families

Require paid sick leave for all of N.J.: Editorial

Star Ledger - November 30, 2013 - From the folks who brought us voter suppression laws and “stand your ground,” there’s a new movement that paints a target on the little guy: The American...


New Pilot Program Gives Immigrant Detainees Public Defenders

NPR - November 29, 2013, by Hansi Lo Wang - In the American criminal justice system, you have the right to an attorney. And if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.



New Program Arms Immigrants Facing Deportation with Legal Aid

WNYC - November 20, 2013, by John Hockenberry - Fifty years ago, in a case called Gideon v. Wainwright, the Supreme Court mandated that those accused of a crime must be provided a lawyer,...


A Right to Attorney: NYC Looks at a Possible Fix for the Immigration Court Crisis

The Huffington Post - November 18, 2013, by Nick Malinowski - Everyone in the United States has the right to an attorney in criminal court. The same is not true in immigration deportation...


Undocumented immigrants deported 5.9 million provincial legal aid funding

World Journal - November 8, 2013, by Luohui Qi - New York City this summer from the city council was set aside $ 500,000 to establish the nation's first publicly-provided legal assistance to...


Legal Defense To Detained Immigrants

Latin Times - Nov 07, 2013

Like the other 13 detainees set to appear before an immigration judge on Wednesday afternoon, Maximiliano Ortiz had been roused in the wee hours of...

11/7/2013 | Protecting Immigrant Communities

Help for Immigrants

Polish Daily News - November 7, 2013 - Contrary to the defendants under the criminal justice system, people in immigration detention have no right to a lawyer from the office. As part of the New...


New Help for Poor Immigrants Who Are in Custody and Facing Deportation

New York Times – November 6, 2013, by Kirk Semple -

At about 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Maximino Leyva Ortiz, wearing an orange jumpsuit, his wrists shackled, stood before a judge in an...

11/6/2013 | Protecting Immigrant Communities

New York’s Progressive Experiment Tees Up

Politico - November 4, 2013, by Edward-Isaac Dovere -

Even New York liberals weren’t expecting things to go this well.

Tuesday, voters in America’s most...

11/4/2013 | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials


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