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A New Bill Would Provide Free Legal Representation For Asylum-Seekers Who Need It

Kadia Goba
July 16, 2019
As President Donald Trump tightens immigration policies, Democrats are pushing legislation to protect people seeking asylum.

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Pregnant Women Say They Miscarried In Immigration Detention And Didn’t Get The Care They Needed

Ema O’Connor, Nidhi Prakash
July 9, 2018
Pregnant women in immigration detention under the Trump administration say they have been denied medical care, shackled around the stomach, and abused.


An Immigration Lawyer On What Really Happens To Women Seeking Asylum

Terry Lawson
June 22, 2018
Jeff Sessions recently undermined asylum protections for domestic violence survivors. Before he made that call, here's how one woman pleaded her case.


They Lost Their Homes. Now A Reality TV Star Is Selling Them

Lisa Riordan Seville, Lukas Vrbka
December 20, 2017
Behind the scenes of Million Dollar Listing New York are black and Latino families who lost their homes in the wake of the subprime mortgage crisis.

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A Top Republican Backs A Federal Legal Aid Agency The White House Is Trying To Defund

Zoe Tillman
May 23, 2017
The Trump administration has proposed getting rid of the Legal Services Corporation, which funds legal aid for low-income Americans. The agency’s president nevertheless said he’s “optimistic” about the future, given bipartisan support from Congress.

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California Disproportionately Punishes Poor, Minority Drivers, Report Finds

Claudia Koerner
April 11, 2016
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, which provides civil legal aid, wants only unsafe drivers to lose their licenses — not people who are unable to pay traffic tickets or court fees.

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Social Security Administration Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Treatment Of Same-Sex Couples

Chris Geidner
March 10, 2015
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders and Justice in Aging filed suit against the Social Security Administration Tuesday on behalf of same-sex spouses being told to repay SSA’s overpayments.

Justice Department Announces New Head For “Access To Justice” Initiative

Chris Geidner
October 16, 2014
Former California judge Lisa Foster to head office aimed at increasing availability of lawyers for those who cannot otherwise afford counsel.

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