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Submit Comments Against Dangerous “Public Charge” Proposal

Yesterday, the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published for public comment proposed changes to the “public charge” rules that will effectively overhaul our nation’s immigration system to restrict immigration access based on income. The proposed rules target immigrants legally seeking permanent resident status in the U.S. forcing them to choose between family unity …

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New Public Charge Rule Hurts Families

Proposed Changes Will Hurt Families, Communities This week, the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will release proposed regulations that will drastically change the “public charge” rules that apply to immigrants legally seeking permanent resident status in the U.S. If the proposed rule is finalized, this change would be a dangerous departure from policies …

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Consumers Beware During Hurricane Season

Consumer scams are common during and after natural disasters, like hurricanes. As N.C. residents prepare for the threat of Hurricane Florence, we at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy urge consumers to also be wary of potential scams as they ride out the storm. Here are some tips from consumer attorney Ed Byron: Price gouging is …

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Calling All Pro Bono Volunteers!

Join Us Sept. 5 for the Charlotte Triage Pro Bono Project Kickoff On September 5, our Access to Justice Pro Bono Partners Program is launching the Charlotte Triage Pro Bono Project to address a wide range of unmet civil legal needs in the Charlotte area. What: Charlotte Triage Pro Bono Project Kickoff When: Wednesday, September …

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Legal Assistance Helps CPCC Students Find Opportunity

Janessa, 21, had been taking classes at Central Piedmont Community College in hopes of earning a degree that will put her on a better path in life when she walked into the campus Single Stop office last fall. A few years ago, she found herself hanging out with the wrong friends and making bad decisions …

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ICE in Our Court Threatens Public Safety, Disrupts Pursuit of Justice

As community partners, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and Safe Alliance work together every day to ensure the safety and rights of immigrants who are survivors of domestic violence. Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials entered the Mecklenburg County Courthouse to arrest a woman and her 16-year-old son, leaving her 2-year-old child behind …

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We Can Do Better: End Zero Tolerance; Support Family Safety

As a champion for those in need, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy fights for family unity every day. We condemn the Trump administration’s  “zero tolerance” policy, which has led to the mass separation of children from their parents when they cross the U.S.-Mexico border fleeing unspeakable violence and trauma in their home countries. There is …

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Your Voice Strengthens Consumer Financial Protections

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is requesting public feedback about its consumer complaint process and how it handles consumer complaints by Monday, June 4. To date, the CFPB has received over 1.5 million consumer complaints. The complaint database is invaluable to consumers; their advocates; and, our clients. It is often the most efficient and effective …

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Detained by 287g

The future of the 287g program is on the ballot in the primary for Mecklenburg County Sheriff as residents go to the polls today. For 12 years, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department has chosen to participate in the 287g program, a voluntary formal agreement with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to assist in implementing …

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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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