Fairness to Freedom

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Fairness
to Freedom

The Campaign for Universal Representation

The Vera Institute of Justice and the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) have launched a campaign to push for legislation that establishes a universal right to federally funded legal representation for anyone facing deportation.

Our vision is for all people whose life, liberty, or ties to the community are at risk in the immigration system to have access to high-quality and independent legal representation.

By establishing universal representation, we will not only help bring fairness to our immigration system but also advance a future in which people can fight their deportations with the support of their families and loved ones, free of detention or surveillance.

Rally.
Advocate.
Legislate.

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, the Vera Institute of Justice and the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) launched Fairness to Freedom: The Campaign for Universal Representation.

Along with over 200 people who tuned in to our launch event, this coalition of over 130 organizations, legal services providers and elected officials is calling on Congress to move forward legislation establishing a universal right to legal representation for everyone in the immigration system.

Mike Centano

ERIC THAYER/The New York Times​/Redux

The U.S. immigration system is impossible to navigate without assistance.

We must ensure every person facing detention and deportation is fully seen, heard, and represented.

Join us and over 130 endorsers across the country as we proclaim now is the time to represent — everybody.

If you belong to a non-profit 501(c)(3), c(4) organization, private firm, or are an elected official, and want to endorse the campaign, join here.

  • Advocates for Basic Legal Equality
  • Advocates for Immigrant Rights
  • African Communities Together
  • Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice
  • Aldea - The People's Justice Center
  • Alianza Americas and Presente.org
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Friends Service Committee NJ
  • American Gateways
  • American Immigration Council
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • American Russian-speaking Association for Civil & Human Rights
  • Americans for Immigrant Justice
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago
  • Asian Law Alliance
  • Austin Region Justice for Our Neighbors
  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)
  • Brooklyn Defender Services
  • CAIR Coalition
  • California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice
  • CASA
  • Casa San Jose
  • Casa Yurumein
  • Catholic Migration Services
  • Causa
  • Central American Resource Center of California (CARECEN)
  • City Council of Columbus, Ohio
  • City of Atlanta Office of the Public Defender
  • City of Dallas
  • Cleveland Jobs with Justice
  • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
  • Colectiva Legal del Pueblo
  • Colorado Immigrant Justice Fund
  • Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
  • Community Immigration Law Center
  • Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.
  • Comunidades Unidas
  • Connecticut Coalition for Immigrant Freedom
  • County Council Member Deni Taveras (Prince George's County, MD)
  • Doctors for Camp Closure
  • Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
  • Entre Hermanos
  • Envision Freedom Fund
  • Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
  • Esperanza Immigration Legal Services
  • Families for Freedom
  • Farmworker & Immigration Rights Clinic (Florida State University College of Law)
  • Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project
  • Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project
  • Florida Immigrant Coalition
  • Global Cleveland
  • Haitian Bridge Alliance
  • HANA Center
  • Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights
  • Hello Neighbor Network
  • Her Justice, Inc.
  • HIAS Pennsylvania
  • Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative
  • Immigrant ARC
  • Immigrant Defenders Law Center
  • Immigrant Justice Corps
  • Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
  • Immigrant Legal Defense
  • Immigrant Rights Action
  • Immigration Advocates Network
  • Immigration Services and Legal Advocacy
  • India Home
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice
  • Juntos
  • Just Neighbors Ministry
  • Just Peace Circles, Inc
  • Law Office of Daniela Hernandez Chong Cuy
  • Law Office of Helen Lawrence
  • Louisiana Organization for Refugees and Immigrants
  • Maine Immigrants Rights Coalition
  • Mariposa Legal, program of COMMON Foundation
  • Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
  • Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
  • Mayor Steve Adler (Austin, TX)
  • Michigan Immigrant Rights Center
  • Michigan United
  • Migrant Center for Human Rights
  • National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel
  • National Immigrant Justice Center
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • National Justice for Our Neighbors
  • Nationalities Service Center
  • Nebraska Appleseed
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • New York Immigration Coalition
  • New York Justice for Our Neighbors
  • NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center
  • Next100
  • NorCal Resist
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • Oasis Legal Services
  • OCA-Greater Houston
  • Office of San Diego County Supervisor Lawson-Remer
  • Office of San Francisco Public Defender
  • Ohio Immigrant Alliance
  • OneAmerica
  • Open Immigration Legal Services
  • Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition
  • Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center
  • People’s College of Law
  • Pima County Justice for All Initiative Campaign
  • Pima County Public Defender
  • Progressive Leadership Alliance Of Nevada
  • Promise Arizona
  • Public Defender Coalition for Immigrant Justice
  • Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
  • Sarah Plastino Consulting LLC
  • Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs
  • Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)
  • Somos Un Pueblo Unido
  • Strategic Initiative Group on Migration and Refugee Protection
  • Takoma Park Mobilization
  • Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
  • Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors
  • The Advocates for Human Rights
  • The Legal Aid Society
  • The Legal Clinic
  • The Resurrection Project
  • The Shapiro Law Firm, LLC
  • Unite Oregon
  • Voces De La Frontera
  • Welcoming America
  • Woori Juntos
  • Yesuah Jehovah Outreach Center
  • Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights
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