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Lifetime Achievement: Henri Gueron

Through volunteering with CBJC's Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project, Amanda Prentice and Nick Ackerman of Dorsey & Whitney LLP helped secure a victory for a client who was previously unrepresented and struggling to navigate the federal court system.
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July 23, 2019

7 Days on the Border

It comes as no surprise to people that it is becoming increasingly difficult to seek asylum in the United States. Stephen Miller, this administration’s top immigration policy advisor to President Trump is quoted as saying that he “would be happy if not a single refugee foot ever again touched American soil.”  I spent a week … Continue reading 7 Days on the Border

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July 23, 2019

How to Avoid Immigration Scams

The Trump administration has placed an increasing priority on immigration enforcement. All immigrants have rights in the U.S. If you are a noncitizen, make an emergency plan, avoid scams and do not be misled by rumors. Seek the advice of an experienced immigration lawyer to better understand the law and your rights. To find an … Continue reading How to Avoid Immigration Scams

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June 19, 2019

“My Kids Are All I Care About”: Father of Five Fights Homelessness, and Wins

Every day at the Justice Center we’re inspired by the fathers we serve, who fight tirelessly for their children. These dads often face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to fulfilling their kids’ most basic needs, and yet remain relentlessly committed to them. For Father’s Day, we wanted to celebrate the struggles and perseverance of these dads by … Continue reading “My Kids Are All I Care About”: Father of Five Fights Homelessness, and Wins

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June 19, 2019

Design Entrepreneur Launches Successful Business

With over ten years of professional experience in architecture and design, Karen Domingo-Moran knows the value of art and creative expression. So, when her kids’ Queens elementary school – like so many other underfunded public schools – didn’t have the budget for art extracurriculars, Karen was determined to do something about it. Drawing on her … Continue reading Design Entrepreneur Launches Successful Business

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