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
Sep 17, 21Massachusetts Fails Minority Contractors (Again)
Sep 15, 21Closing the Digital Divide
Sep 13, 21Barnstable County Sheriff’s Immigration Entanglement is Illegal
Sep 10, 21Victory! Sheriff Ends Entanglement With Federal Immigration Officials
Sep 01, 21Incident Reminiscent of Lynching in Martha’s Vineyard Camp
Aug 24, 21Civil Rights & Fair Housing Groups Support Disparate Impact Rule
Aug 03, 21Body Cavity Searches Trigger Lawsuit Against Federal Officials
Aug 03, 21Taxpayer Challenge To Sheriff’s Entanglement With Federal Immigration Officials Can Proceed
Jul 29, 21Summer Justice
Jul 22, 21Over 300 Minority-Owned Businesses Attend BizGrow Conference
Jul 20, 21COVID-19 and Immigration Consequences
Jul 14, 21Complaint Against the MA Department of Children & Families
Jul 07, 21Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Police in Needham, Mass.
Jun 25, 21Biden Administration Moves To Reinstate Disparate Impact Rule
Jun 01, 21Civil Rights Investigation of the MBTA
May 20, 21Applauding the Closure of the Bristol County Immigration Detention Facility
May 05, 21Racial Disparities Suffered by Black & Latinx Children in Foster Care
Apr 28, 21Victory! Federal Appeals Court Rejects Attempt to Hold Up School Decisions