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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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280+ Small Businesses to Receive Free Legal Support in Boston

Pro Bono Attorneys from 14 Law Firms To Offer Free Legal Help To Minority-Owned Small Businesses at “BizGrow” Boston, MA – Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and 14 Boston law firms will host BizGrow, a free event to connect hundreds of minority-owned small businesses with free legal consultations and technical business support.

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Wynn Resorts: Back In The Sexual Harassment Business?

Wynn Resorts: Back In The Sexual Harassment Business? Announces Everett, MA Casino Will Partner With Restaurant Found Liable For Sexual Harassment Of Low-Wage Latina Worker  Boston, MA – Directly on the heels of removing Steve Wynn’s name from the casino it is building in Everett, Massachusetts, Wynn Resorts announced this week a partnership with the

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TPS Deportations Would Be A Death Sentence, Fact-Finding Delegation Confirms

Fact-Finding Delegation Confirms That Deporting TPS Recipients Would Be Tantamount to a Death Sentence Delegation Documents Severe Economic Stagnation, Staggering Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, and Forced Internal Displacement Due to Violence Delegation Leader is Detained at Newark Airport Boston, MA — June 5, 2018 — Today, Centro Presente, Alianza Americas, and the Lawyers’ Committee for

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Federal Court Challenge to Trump Administration’s Honduras TPS Termination

CIVIL RIGHTS AND IMMIGRANT JUSTICE GROUPS ANNOUNCE FEDERAL COURT CHALLENGE TO TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S TERMINATION OF TPS FOR HONDURANS Today, in response to the Trump Administration’s statement that it is terminating humanitarian protection for Honduran immigrants by rescinding the country’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS), civil rights and immigrant justice organizations announced that they would immediately move to challenge the

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Civil Rights Groups on Charter Cap Lawsuit Dismissal: Stop Pitting Schools Against Each Other – Improve Opportunities for Our Most Vulnerable Youth in All Schools.

Civil Rights Groups’ Statement on Supreme Judicial Court’s Dismissal of Doe v. Peyser It is time for Massachusetts to stop pitting schools against each other and improve the educations of our most vulnerable youth in all schools. Today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) affirmed the dismissal of Doe v. Peyser, a lawsuit that sought

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