Despite State of the Union rhetoric, immigrants contribute to US and deserve protection


Immigrants pay millions in taxes and their absence would devastate USA. Yet most don't have legal representation. Aid groups want to change that.
Op-Ed (NATIONAL)

Annie Chen
USA Today
February 7, 2019
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Tags: Deportation

Organizations mentioned/involved: Vera Institute of Justice


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Publicly funded legal representation for all is a crucial last line of defense to keep families and communities together. It injects fairness into a broken immigration system. When we bring basic due process to our justice system, more children can remain with their parents. More people can bring valuable and necessary skills into our workforce. And more communities can maintain the stability, cohesion and diversity necessary to thrive.