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
Jun 18, 19School Funding Lawsuit Against State Officials
May 29, 19Settlement of Federal Voting Rights Act Case Against Lowell, Mass.
May 01, 19Weaponizing The Census Would Hurt Massachusetts
Apr 30, 19Federal Lawsuit to Block Immigration Arrests in Courthouses
Apr 01, 19Keep The Citizenship Question Off The Census
Mar 28, 19Victory for Liberians. Trump Backs Down!
Mar 26, 1910 Attorneys General File Brief Supporting Our Liberian Clients
Mar 22, 19Launching Multilingual Census 2020 Hotline
Mar 08, 19Black Immigrants Sue Trump
Feb 28, 19Solutions & Strategies to Diversify Boston’s Exam Schools
Feb 25, 19Census Flaws: Language Inaccessibility & Limited Community Outreach
Feb 21, 19El Salvador’s New President Must Defend TPS
Jan 30, 19Community Forum on Exam Schools on Feb. 28 in Roxbury
Jan 21, 19Lack of Diversity in Boston’s Fire Department
Jan 21, 19Separate and still unequal.
Jan 04, 19Hate Crimes Are Multiplying In Massachusetts But We Can’t Blame Trump
Jan 03, 19Condemning Trump Administration’s Assault On Anti-Discrimination Protections
Dec 27, 18Tools to Fight Hate: Know-Your-Rights PalmCards