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Even after I Won My Case, ICE Wouldn’t Let Me Go until My Lawyer Intervened
When I got to the detention facility, I didn’t know what to feel. I was in a…
Feb 25, 2021
Illinois Bill Makes History, Highlights Criminalization-to-Homelessness Pipeline
On January 13, the Illinois General Assembly unanimously passed the Public…
Feb 23, 2021
Immigrants Facing Deportation Do Not Have the Right to a Publicly Funded Attorney. Here's How to Change That.
Family members separated by deportation visit through the U.S.-Mexico border…
Feb 09, 2021
Black and Grassroots Advocates Help Illinois Make History with Bill to End Money Bail
On January 13, the Illinois General Assembly passed HB 3653, a landmark…
Jan 29, 2021
It’s Time to Provide Government-Funded Lawyers to All Immigrants Facing Deportation
Joe Biden’s decisive presidential win gives him a mandate to usher in a new era…
Jan 14, 2021
What the Capitol Riots Mean for the Future of Our Democracy
Last week, the nation watched a right-wing mob fly the Confederate flag in the…
Jan 13, 2021
People Need Relief from Court Fines and Fees—Even Beyond the Current Recession
The COVID-19 pandemic has cost millions of Americans their jobs and made clear…
Dec 21, 2020

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Ending Pretextual Stops is an Important Step toward Racial Justice
As election season ends, newly minted and re-elected prosecutors are tasked…
Dec 18, 2020
Mi Abogado De Inmigración Financiado Públicamente Me Dio Esperanza Cuando Sufrí Miedo Y Desesperación
Después del terror traumático de ser separada de su hijo al ser detenida en la…
Dec 15, 2020
Vera Calls on President-Elect Biden to Prioritize Immigration and Criminal Justice Policies in First 100 Days
The 2020 election was not just about selecting our next U.S. president. Justice…
Dec 16, 2020
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