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DACA Update: What We Know

What happened? On April 24, a federal district court in Washington, D.C. ruled that the termination of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was unlawful and gave the Trump administration 90 days to explain their reasoning for ending the program. If the administration fails to provide a sufficient response, the court will require USCIS to …

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Ken Schorr Marks 30 Years as Executive Director

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is proud to announce the establishment of the Kenneth L Schorr Sustainable Projects Fund in honor of Ken Schorr’s 30 years as the organization’s executive director. Schorr was recognized for his service with the announcement of the fund at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy’s “Justice Through the Decades” concluding 50th …

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Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy Celebrates Justice Through the Decades

50th Anniversary Culminates in Celebration of History, Impact Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (formerly Legal Services of Southern Piedmont) celebrated 50 years of pursuing justice at its “Justice Through the Decades” celebration at the Mint Museum Randolph April 19. The event presented by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP and Moore & Van Allen LLP marked …

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It’s Time to End 287(g)

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is proud to join more than 40 local organizations and groups in signing on to a letter asking Sheriff Irwin Carmichael to end Mecklenburg County’s 287(g) program. We urge you to read the letter below to learn about how the 287(g) program is harming our community. As the largest non-profit legal …

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Ted Fillette Announces Retirement After 45 Years of Service

After 45 years of service, Theodore O. Fillette, assistant director and senior managing attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte, has announced he will retire at the end of March. Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy thanks Fillette for his tireless service as a champion for those in need and his accomplishments at the state and …

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Need Help Renewing DACA?

Last week the U.S. Department of Homeland Security began accepting renewal applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status after a federal judge in California temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s previous decision to end the program. Prior to the ruling, DACA, which protects about 800,000 young people who were brought to the U.S. as …

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Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy Files Class Action Complaint Against NC DHHS

Claims State Improperly Terminating Medicaid Benefits, Access to Health Care Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) have filed a class action complaint against the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), alleging that the state has been improperly terminating Medicaid coverage for thousands of North Carolinians since …

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Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy Marks Passing of First Executive Director

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is saddened to learn that the Honorable Marvin Gray, the first executive director of the organization, died Tuesday, Nov. 7. Admitted to the N.C. State Bar in 1960, Gray was a trial lawyer who specialized in insurance cases. He was appointed executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Mecklenburg …

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Decision to End DACA disrupts family safety, security, stability

Yesterday’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program over the next six months disrupted the lives of nearly 800,000 young people and their families across the country. DACA has provided temporary relief from deportation and work authorization to qualifying immigrants since the program began in 2012. Those who qualify came here …

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My Summer with Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy

This post was written by Abby Mitchell, a summer intern for Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy’s development team. Abby is a rising senior at American University. I sat in an old-fashioned leather office chair as an intern at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, formerly Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, and asked a routine question: “How …

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