Lawyers for Civil Rights fights discrimination on behalf of immigrant families and children. In the current climate, immigrant communities are experiencing unprecedented challenges, including unlawful detentions in sensitive locations such as schools and courthouses. At the federal level, life-saving immigration protections have been dismantled, including humanitarian programs such as Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which provides relief to immigrants from countries experiencing war and environmental cataclysm.
In response to the current climate, LCR filed the first lawsuits in the country against the Trump Administration on behalf of sanctuary cities; to save TPS on behalf of Salvadoran and Honduran immigrants; and to block immigration arrests in courthouses. LCR successfully reunited children who were forcibly separated by the federal government from their parents at the U.S. border.
News and Resources
Jan 18, 21White Supremacist and Insurrectionist Officers
Jan 12, 21Urging the Justice Department to Convene Prosecutors
Jan 12, 21Civil Rights Implications of U.S. Attorney Search
Jan 07, 21Response to the White Supremacist Coup
Dec 28, 20Expanding Our Police Accountability Work
Dec 21, 20Sheriffs’ Entanglement With Immigration Officials Illegal, Taxpayer Lawsuit Says
Dec 21, 20Urging Passage of Police Reform Bill (S.2963)
Dec 18, 20Statement on Attorney General Investigation Against Bristol County
Dec 10, 20Massachusetts Must Address The Housing Crisis
Nov 30, 202020 Annual Report
Nov 17, 20Immigrants to Census Bureau: We’re Here and We Count
Nov 16, 20Democratizing Redistricting in 2021
Nov 11, 20Open Letter to Biden/Harris Transition Team
Nov 04, 20The Repair Work Begins Now
Oct 29, 20Shenanigans on Election Day?
Sep 30, 20Lawsuit Against USCIS For “Public Charge” Records
Sep 24, 20Victory! Language Access Compliance Agreement in Boston
Sep 17, 20Digital Racial Gap in Boston Public Schools