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Trump wants to cut off poor people’s legal lifeline

Bryce Covert
ThinkProgress
April 6, 2017
Without legal aid, there will be little assistance for those facing eviction, domestic violence, or huge amounts of debt.

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Surprise funding cuts from the Trump administration will hit poor New York City residents hard

Bryce Covert
ThinkProgress
March 13, 2017
Trump’s surprise cuts will only make things worse in a city that already has a housing crisis.

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Trump’s first budget would end program to help low-income Americans get lawyers

Alan Pyke
ThinkProgress
February 20, 2017
A small, efficient, 40-year-old program to provide legal aid to middle- and low-income clients in civil proceedings is facing the budget ax, according to a New York Times report on the early stages of the Trump administration’s internal budget planning.

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The hidden poisoning of poor children at an L.A. housing complex

Bryce Covert
ThinkProgress
October 19, 2016
The soil is laced with lead and arsenic in yards where children play.

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The Waters Have Receded From Baton Rouge. Now Comes The Hard Part.

Bryce Covert
ThinkProgress
August 31, 2016
Even though the water receded only a few days after the storm hit, some of the biggest problems for the area are only just beginning.

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Judges Across The Country Are Shaking Down Poor People

Bryce Covert
ThinkProgress
August 24, 2016
Court fees stand in the way of justice for poor people.

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Poor People Don’t Stand A Chance In Court

Bryce Covert
ThinkProgress
May 11, 2016
In theory, low-income Americans who need help with a civil case can turn to civil legal aid organizations. But there are so few of them that getting their help is a bit like winning the lottery.

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Meet 2 Central American Refugee Kids Who Are Stuck In The U.S. Immigration System

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
ThinkProgress
April 21, 2016
Beginning next month, the federal government will change a rule in its visa guidelines that would leave kids like David and Alex stuck in limbo — potentially for years — as they wait to apply for green cards to stay in the country legally.

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The Choice: Homelessness Or Poison

Bryce Covert
ThinkProgress
March 24, 2016
We know exactly how to eliminate lead hazards and keep children safe. Yet federal regulations that are supposed to protect these families in any kind of housing, public and private, have lagged far behind.

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There’s An Eviction Epidemic In Baltimore, And The Deck Is Stacked Against Renters

Bryce Covert
ThinkProgress
December 7, 2015
As a new report from civil legal aid group Public Justice Center outlines, Baltimore’s “rent court” processes 150,000 landlord-tenant cases a year, more than half of all of the filings in its District Court system. That averages out to more than 600 rent complaints a day.

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Los Angeles Allegedly Forces The Mentally Ill Through Bureaucratic Nightmare For Welfare

Alan Pyke
ThinkProgress
November 19, 2015
A lawsuit accuses Los Angeles County of making it too difficult for people with mental health issues to apply for a program called General Relief (GR), which is supposed to provide a $221 monthly stipend to all eligible Californians.

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Judges Rules Against Jail Whose Staff Systematically Sexually Harassed Trans Inmate

Zack Ford
ThinkProgress
September 24, 2015
For the first time, a transgender inmate has won a legal victory under the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

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These New Orleans Residents Are Still Trying To Go Home

Bryce Covert
ThinkProgress
August 29, 2015
In the decade after Katrina, many residents have rebuilt destroyed homes; others have decided to relocate elsewhere. Yet there are still plenty of people who are still trying to return home.

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Why It’s So Hard To Get Migrant Kids In Rural Minnesota Through Immigration Court

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
ThinkProgress
June 8, 2015
Article that talks about the difficulties for migrant children to get access to the court system in Minnesota.

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How Driving While Poor Became A Crime In California

Carimah Townes
ThinkProgress
April 8, 2015
A new report shines a light on how driver's license suspensions hurt the poor.

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Migrant Woman Attempted Suicide Minutes After Realizing She Can’t Afford Her Own Release

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
ThinkProgress
March 12, 2015
Officials are set to release a 27-year-old Honduran mother who attempted suicide minutes after officials gave her the choice between paying a $5,000 bond or remaining in an detention center.

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Workers Sue Bakery They Allege Made Them Work 90 Hours A Week As Indentured Servants

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
ThinkProgress
March 20, 2015
A new lawsuit alleges that a bakery exploited the E-2 visa program and forced employers to work 13 hour days for minimal pay.



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