We are deeply disappointed the Supreme Court erroneously blocked President Obama’s authority to provide protection from deportation for individuals in this country without legal status. The result: millions continuing to live in fear and at risk of separation from their families or return to countries where they fear harm. But this is only a setback and not the end of the story for this Administration.
California state and local governments should provide free lawyers for detained immigrants, a broad coalition of immigration groups said today. A new study by the group, known as the California Coalition for Universal Representation, found that immigrants detained in California who have an attorney succeed in their cases more than five times as often as those who don’t.
We are so proud to announce that our very own Co-Legal Director Blaine Bookey has been selected to receive the prestigious David Carliner Public Interest Award! The Carliner Award is a national award given by the American Constitution Society (ACS) to a mid-career public interest lawyer whose work best exemplifies David Carliner’s legacy of fearless, uncompromising, and creative advocacy on behalf of marginalized people.