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Incarcerated Students Will Have Access to Pell Grants Again. What Happens Now?
When Congress reinstated access to Pell Grants for incarcerated students this…
Mar 04, 2021
Immigration Courts Are Acting Like Business as Usual During the Pandemic, with Dire Consequences
John Peng could barely hear his client, Michael*, as he testified by video…
Mar 03, 2021
Vaccine Hesitancy Is Fueling the Pandemic in Jails, Prisons, and Communities
One critical but overlooked aspect of managing the crisis of COVID-19 behind…
Feb 26, 2021
Even after I Won My Case, ICE Wouldn’t Let Me Go until My Lawyer Intervened
When I got to the detention facility, I didn’t know what to feel. I was in a…
Feb 25, 2021
Illinois Bill Makes History, Highlights Criminalization-to-Homelessness Pipeline
On January 13, the Illinois General Assembly unanimously passed the Public…
Feb 23, 2021
Immigrants Facing Deportation Do Not Have the Right to a Publicly Funded Attorney. Here's How to Change That.
Family members separated by deportation visit through the U.S.-Mexico border…
Feb 09, 2021
Black and Grassroots Advocates Help Illinois Make History with Bill to End Money Bail
On January 13, the Illinois General Assembly passed HB 3653, a landmark…
Jan 29, 2021

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It’s Time to Provide Government-Funded Lawyers to All Immigrants Facing Deportation
Joe Biden’s decisive presidential win gives him a mandate to usher in a new era…
Jan 14, 2021
What the Capitol Riots Mean for the Future of Our Democracy
Last week, the nation watched a right-wing mob fly the Confederate flag in the…
Jan 13, 2021
People Need Relief from Court Fines and Fees—Even Beyond the Current Recession
The COVID-19 pandemic has cost millions of Americans their jobs and made clear…
Dec 21, 2020
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