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9/26/2018

The Trump Administration is proposing radical policy changes that will make it exponentially more difficult for immigrants to enter the U.S. and become lawful permanent residents if they use public benefits.
 
This dangerous and discriminatory rule will force immigrant families to choose between meeting basic needs and keeping their families together in this country. This move is part of the Administration's devious plan to further reduce the number of immigrants in the United States—now they ar...

4/25/2018

The #MeToo movement has created a powerful and needed platform for sexual assault survivors to find their voices and use them to demand change. Through this critical movement, an undeniable spotlight has been cast on workplace sexual violence and the power dynamics that perpetuate it.

But this movement hasn’t fully recognized the years-long effort to elevate the voices of low-wage workers—including farmworkers, domestic workers, restaurant workers, office cleaners and hotel workers—who have long...

9/28/2017

The Trump Administration’s most recent travel ban is a poorly disguised attempt at discriminating against Muslims and an assault on many of the civil rights Legal Voice and our allies fight for. Thousands of immigrants and refugees—who are just as much a part of the fabric of our society as people born in the United States—are now subject to a permanent policy built on xenophobia and unfounded fear; no citizens from the banned countries have been involved in a fatal terrorist attack in the past...

6/27/2017

You've seen the slogan: Immigrant rights are human rights. It's concise. It's catchy. It affirms what we believe.

But when we talk about human rights—and more specifically, access to health care—what does equity actually look like for immigrants and their families? Access to health care is not just a matter of having a clinic nearby. It's about having the opportunity to seek culturally competent medical care. It's about having the ability to receive that care without fear of discrimination or dep...

5/16/2017

Our friends at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project were told they have to stop helping some immigrants – we won’t stand for that.

Today Legal Voice and 15 other organizations that advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking filed an amicus brief in federal court here in Washington State, supporting our friends at Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP).

The brief, co-authored by Laura Clinton and friends at Baker McKenzie, was filed in a lawsuit NWIRP b...

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