Monthly Archives: March 2018

Boston Civil Rights and Educator Groups Call for Greater Teacher Diversity

Boston Civil Rights and Educator Groups Call for Greater Teacher Diversity Boston – a group of leading Asian American, Black, and Latino educator and civil rights groups, together with the Boston Teachers Union, released Broken Promises, a call for greater teacher diversity in Boston Public Schools (BPS).   The paper highlights research on the positive impact that a diverse

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Opposition to Census Citizenship Question

Opposition to Census Citizenship Question In an alarming move widely seen as part of a broader anti-immigrant agenda, the Trump Administration announced that the 2020 census will ask individuals whether they are U.S. citizens. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice stands in firm opposition to the addition of a citizenship question on

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Cut Court Costs for Low-Income Defendants

Communities of Color Are Among the Hardest Hit By Rising Court Fees and Fines The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP filed a friend-of-the-court (amicus curiae) brief in Massachusetts’ highest court, the Supreme Judicial Court, on behalf of racial justice and immigrants’ rights organizations in Commonwealth v.

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Lawsuit Filed to Block Immigration Arrests at Courthouses

CIVIL RIGHTS, INDIGENT DEFENSE GROUPS ASK SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT TO BLOCK IMMIGRATION ARRESTS AT MASSACHUSETTS COURTHOUSES Cite Evidence that ICE Enforcement at Courthouses Deters Witnesses from Appearing in Court, Battered Women from Seeking Restraining Orders Today, the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) Immigration Impact Unit, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice

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Why Are Boston Public Schools Students Being Arrested by ICE?

Why Are Boston Public Schools Students Being Arrested by ICE? The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice calls on the City of Boston to immediately investigate the growing school-to-deportation pipeline entangling Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) students with federal immigration authorities. On the heels of a widely-reported incident where BPS officers improperly referred a

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