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Congressman James McGovern Joins Delegation to TPS Countries

Congressman James McGovern and Community Leaders Join Fact-Finding Delegation to TPS Countries A delegation of federal and local elected officials, community leaders, and legal experts are traveling to observe country conditions in El Salvador and Honduras — both countries recently rocked by devastating news that their designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) would be cancelled.

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Lawyers’ Committee at Lavender Law

Join the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice at the National LGBT Bar Association’s 30th Annual Conference & Career Fair (Lavender Law) in New York City from August 7-10. Here is where you can find our legal warriors: Wednesday, August 8 at 10:45 AM Legal Empowerment Strategies for Challenging Immigration Enforcement at the

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Immigrants Score Major Victory Against Trump Administration

Immigrants Score Major Victory Against Trump Administration Federal Court in Boston Rejects Government’s Effort to Dismiss TPS Litigation In a detailed, 42-page opinion issued late Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper rejected the federal government’s request to dismiss Centro Presente v. Trump, a high-profile lawsuit challenging the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for

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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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