LACLJ is in strong support of Senate Bill 29, which would stop California cities from profiting from contracts with private detention facilities and allow the DOJ and local prosecutors to take legal action to enforce ICE detention standards.
Recent executive orders and implementing memos revolving around immigration send a dangerous message to immigrant communities, especially those who have survived violence—namely that reaching out for help will put you at risk of deportation.
Today, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center released Money on the Table - the Economic Costs of Ending DACA. President-elect Trump has threatened to end the successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at tremendous cost to the American economy.
LACLJ is committed to advocating on behalf of the nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men who have experienced some form of sexual assault. A lawyer can be a valuable advocate for survivors of sexual assault. In LACLJ's Teen/LA program, attorneys help young survivors come up with solutions to the challenges they may face in their everyday lives after an assault.