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 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
Dec 04, 18Community-Based Health Center & Immigrants Rights Groups Condemn “Public Charge” Rule
Nov 30, 18The Next Challenge In The Opioid Epidemic: Battling Rising Rates Of HIV
Nov 29, 18Lowell’s Voting Rights Challenge Is Opportunity For Positive Change
Nov 29, 18Black and Latino Drivers File Discrimination Class Action Against Amazon
Nov 28, 18Civil Rights Groups File Amicus Brief to Challenge Bias Against Non-English Speakers in Criminal Proceedings
Nov 28, 18Chelsea Collaborative & Lawyers for Civil Rights Respond to Federal Anti-Immigrant Actions
Nov 20, 182018 Year-in-Review
Nov 16, 18Subpoenas For Trump’s Racial Slur Apprentice Videos
Nov 16, 18Congressional Resolution Honors Our Achievements
Sep 27, 18Report on Discipline
Sep 23, 18Response to Trump Administration’s “Public Assistance” Proposal
Sep 07, 18Symposium on the Future of Civil Rights (September 20, 2018)