For an immigrant in detention, legal representation can mean the difference between winning and losing their case — between staying with their family and being forced to return to a place that is no longer home. The Southern Poverty Law Center's Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative (SIFI) enlists...
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Women's representation in judicial positions is vitally important for a number of reasons, yet we know relatively little about the best practices to get more women into the judicial pipeline. This project seeks to examine the rules and norms around the election and appointment of women to judicial...
The IRC is committed to providing accessible immigration and citizenship legal services to communities in need. We need your help at our citizenship/naturalization workshops to assist individuals applying for naturalization. As a volunteer you will assist IRC clients with completing intake forms,...
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