Yearly Archives: 2018

TPS Delegation Report Launched in Anticipation of Hearing in Federal Court

CIVIL RIGHTS AND IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTS GROUPS ARGUE TPS CASE AND RELEASE LANDMARK REPORT ON HONDURAS AND EL SALVADOR PRESS CONFERENCE IMMEDIATELY AFTER FEDERAL COURT HEARING IN BOSTON WHAT: A federal court hearing in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Trump Administration’s cancellation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a decades-old, life-saving humanitarian immigration relief program

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“Mom, when are you coming to get me? Please come now!”

Massachusetts-Based Mother Separated From 9-Year Old Son At Border Sues Federal Officials To Secure His Release Texas Facility Holding Child Probes Mother’s Religious Beliefs And Practices To Determine If She Is Fit To “Sponsor” Own Son On Friday, June 29, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, the Brazilian Worker Center, and WilmerHale,

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Reuniting Children with their Parents

Reuniting Children with their Parents: Boston-Based Rapid-Response Initiative to Remedy Border Injustice We are all too familiar with the harrowing stories of children and parents being torn apart at the border. But the reverberations of injustice are not easily confined. Right here in Boston, we are now seeing the human cost of this tragedy. Parents

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Response to Boston Schools Superintendent Resignation

Response to Boston Schools Superintendent Resignation Last week, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and our allies filed a groundbreaking suit against the City of Boston, Boston Public Schools and its Superintendent, and the Boston Police Department to obtain public records regarding information sharing with federal immigration authorities. In December 2017, we submitted our initial public

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AG Leads Coalition in Support of Historic Suit to Save TPS

Mass. Attorney General Leads Coalition in Support of Historic Suit to Save TPS June 22, 2018 – Today, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy led a powerful coalition of Attorneys General from 17 states in filing an amicus brief in federal court in Boston on the side of the immigrant plaintiffs in Centro Presente v. Trump. The case, filed

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Rights Groups Sue BPS for Student Information Shared with ICE

Rights Groups Sue BPS for Student Information Shared with ICE District Refused to Comply with Records Request and State Order after Deportation Proceedings Reveal Student Information-Sharing. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and a coalition of students’ rights groups, together with Morgan Lewis, filed a lawsuit against Boston Public Schools (BPS) to

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