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Victory for Immigrant Youth Sets National Precedent

By Bree Bernwanger With new horror stories arriving daily from the U.S.-Mexico border, it’s easy to lose sight of the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrant communities closer to home. It’s also easy to miss the victories being won at the state level to protect them. … Continue reading Victory for Immigrant Youth Sets National Precedent



Justice Denied & Families Torn Apart: The Case for AB 813

“This came for you in the mail from Immigration,” said Sann Chey’s* 13-year-old son as he plopped a large envelope down on the table next to where Sann Chey sat, helping his youngest son, age 11, struggle through his math homework. Sann Chey opened the package, expecting to find the green card that he had … Continue reading Justice Denied & Families Torn Apart: The Case for AB 813



Connecting with our Past: Immigrant Rights are Civil Rights

The Lawyers’ Committee has a proud tradition of responding to the legal needs of the most vulnerable amongst us and is one of the first organizations in the United States to recognize Immigrant Rights as a Civil Rights issue. Indeed, in 1983 we established the Pro Bono Asylum Program. This program was established to address … Continue reading Connecting with our Past: Immigrant Rights are Civil Rights



In Pursuit of a 21st Century Dream

Today the Lawyers’ Committee joins fellow civil rights advocates and others throughout the nation as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. As we mark this significant milestone, we pause for a moment of reflection to remember the iconic legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the … Continue reading In Pursuit of a 21st Century Dream



Shared Principles for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Create a Fair Roadmap to Citizenship Create a fair process that respects human dignity and family unity, and allows immigrants to remain in the United States and become citizens. Provide equal protection to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) families. The path to citizenship should be broad and inclusive, and not exclude potential … Continue reading Shared Principles for Comprehensive Immigration Reform