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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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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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