Monthly Archives: January 2018

Boston School Police Sharing Student Information With Federal Authorities

Joint Statement from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice; Multicultural Education, Training & Advocacy, Inc.; and The Center for Law and Education Boston School Police Sharing Student Information With Federal Authorities A document released today by civil rights advocates directly contradicts denials from the Boston Public Schools (BPS) and U.S. Immigration and

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Response to DOJ’s Latest Threat to Defund Sanctuary Cities

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and Goodwin LLP represent the cities of Lawrence and Chelsea in Massachusetts in litigation challenging the constitutionality of the Trump Administration’s efforts to defund sanctuary cities. Today’s announcement from the Department of Justice represents an escalation in the federal government’s ongoing efforts to encroach upon the lawful exercise of local and state

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On MLK Day, Our 50-Year Quest for Justice

Today, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we kick off our 50th Anniversary.  The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice was founded in 1968 in the midst of the assassination of Dr. King, and the findings of the Kerner Commission (which concluded that the nation was “moving toward two societies, one black, one white –

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​Statement Condemning the Further Dismantling of TPS

​Statement Condemning the Further Dismantling of TPS The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice condemns the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 200,000 hard working Americans who are originally from El Salvador. In Massachusetts, we have over 12,000 TPS recipients who are raising more than 6,000 U.S. Citizen children. Eliminating

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