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Florida Judges Are Turning Their Backs on Abused Young Immigrants

Ashley Cleek
Nation, The
January 22, 2018
It's nearly impossible for undocumented minors in Florida who have been “abused, abandoned, or neglected” to apply for the green cards that they are legally entitled to.

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Defending the Family: The Need for Legal Representation in Child-Welfare Proceedings

Rachel Blustain
Nation, The
January 16, 2018
More than half of Mississippi parents who walk into family court don’t have a lawyer.

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A Growing Lawyer ‘Army’ Is Banding Together to Protect Immigrants

Tania Karas
Nation, The
November 23, 2017
Immigrants with attorneys are four times more likely to be released from detention.

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These Cities Are About to Make It Harder for Landlords to Evict People

Jimmy Tobias
Nation, The
August 28, 2017
Their plan? Provide access to lawyers for as many low-income renters as possible.

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The Airport Lawyers Who Stood Up to Trump Are Under Attack

Rachel B. Tiven
Nation, The
May 19, 2017
The Department of Justice is perverting a rule to shut down immigrant-rights lawyers.

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New York Courts Are Failing Non-English Speakers

Michelle Chen
Nation, The
February 16, 2017
Nearly three-fourths of surveyed legal-aid attorneys reported some of their cases had been adjourned due to lack of language services.

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Want to Know How Trump’s Policies Will Actually Impact Undocumented Immigrants? Read This.

Michelle Chen
Nation, The
January 27, 2017
How Trump will target immigrants, and how all of our communities can fight back.

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How Banks Stole Homes From the Most Vulnerable New Yorkers

Michelle Chen
Nation, The
July 15, 2016
Reverse redlining flooded communities of color with toxic mortgages, practically ensuring default.

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One More Way the Courts Aren’t Working for the Poor

Michelle Chen
Nation, The
May 16, 2016
There’s no right to indigent defense in civil cases—which means people living in poverty lose out.

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What’s the Difference Between and a Refugee and a Deportee? A Lawyer.

Julianne Hing
Nation, The
February 13, 2016
Migrants in immigration proceedings, including children, have no guarantee of legal counsel and are often forced to make their case in front of immigration judges alone.

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Baltimore Evicts Nearly 7,000 People From Their Homes Every Year

Michelle Chen
Nation, The
December 14, 2015
According to a new study by the civil legal aid group Public Justice Center (PJC), those who face eviction proceedings are casualties of an economic crisis that has metastasized into a constitutional crisis.

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How Debt Collectors Ruin Lives

Michelle Chen
Nation, The
December 2, 2015
A recent lawsuit has helped expose what advocates describe as a reign of financial terror, threatening financially distressed consumers with spurious lawsuits to basically coerce people into paying debts they did not owe them.

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The Department of Homeland Security’s ‘Baby Jails’

Michelle Chen
Nation, The
October 23, 2015
In the wake of last summer’s migrant crisis, DHS is still keeping families in detention centers. What could go wrong?

Op-Ed

After a Disaster Like Katrina, Water, Food, and Shelter Are Not Enough

Laura Tuggle
Nation, The
August 27, 2015
Providing access to expert civil legal help is absolutely essential to rebuilding communities and lives after a disaster.

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Why Is It So Hard for Corinthian Students to Get Their Promised Debt Relief?

Michelle Chen
Nation, The
July 15, 2015
 After years of miseducating students nationwide, Everest College is finally toppling from its perch at the peak of the for-profit college bubble. But now thousands of alleged fraud victims are mired in a debt trap of epic proportions. Civil legal aid attorneys in Rochester, New York, are working to help students know their rights and get the debt relief they deserve.



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