L.A. Justice Fund Attorneys Utilize Workspace to Serve Adelanto Clients

June 17, 2019

Amanda is a managing attorney at Immigrant Defenders Law Center (ImmDef), an organization that has partnered with the L.A. Justice Fund (LAJF) to help our immigrant communities access legal representation. To make representation even more accessible for vulnerable individuals, ImmDef established a working space eight minutes down the road from the facility where attorneys can work on cases during down time and coordinate with other staff back in L.A.

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Justice Fund is Building A Pipeline of Immigration Law Defenders

February 13, 2019

In communities across the country, our immigrant neighbors are living with the heightened fear that the lives they have built here will be destroyed, their families will be traumatically torn apart and the contributions they have made to our shared prosperity will be lost. Here in Los Angeles County, home to more than 3.5 million […]

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Advancing Success of English-language Learners

August 24, 2018

English-language learners are a rapidly growing student population in our state. In fact, they now make up nearly 25% of California’s public school population with more than 1.3 million enrolled in the 2016-17 school year. Their potential is substantial— studies point to bilingual students as having strong attention skills and better understanding of language structure, putting […]

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Let's See Some Identification

June 27, 2012

As I read Monday’s Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s anti-immigrant law and the various analyses that followed it in preparation for a press conference, I was suddenly struck by how much I missed my former career as a civil rights lawyer. Here in print was proof of the role lawyers, Congress and the courts play […]

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