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The following statement was delivered by CLS attorney Seth Lyons at an event at Philadelphia City Hall on April 30, 2019. My name is Seth Lyons, I’m an attorney at Community Legal Services, and we...
Have you seen ICE at the Courthouse? Have you been intimidated by ICE at the courthouse or witnessed someone being intimidated? If so, please fill out this short form to report the incident. If...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS attorney Nadia Hewka in front of the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee on August 27, 2018. I’m here as an attorney who represents low...
The federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has drafted changes to “public charge” rules.  If these rules take effect, it will be easier for immigration officials to deny some immigrants...
CLS sent the following letter to members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on March 12, 2018 More than 33 Pennsylvania counties and 7 municipalities and their employers could be...
Arrest and conviction records create barriers to employment, housing, and other basic needs and services. For immigrant clients, a record may be even more damaging, as it can lead to immigration...
The Philadelphia District Attorney can play an important role in fighting poverty in America’s poorest big city. Criminal records, even minor and old ones, have an outsized effect on ...
A draft Executive Order was recently leaked to the public that would change “public charge” policies.  Immigrants who are categorized as public charges may face immigration consequences. ...
Senate Bill 9 would require all Pennsylvanians who are applying for many public benefits, including unemployment compensation (UC), to provide government-issued ID and to sign an affidavit attesting...
Senate Bill 9 would require all Pennsylvanians who are applying for many public benefits, to provide government-issued ID and to sign an affidavit attesting to their U.S. citizenship or lawful...