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STATEMENT: Reported Regulation Threatens Immigrant Families

On May 3, Reuters reported that the Department of Justice (DOJ) drafted a proposed rule that would make it easier to deport U.S. legal permanent residents who use public benefits.  Current law does not allow the government to deport someone just for using public programs for which they qualify to receive. While the DOJ has…

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STATEMENT: Legal Council Denounces Proposed Noncitizen Rule

On April 17, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a new rule that would restrict immigrants from accessing federal housing assistance. This proposed rule is designed to increase the fear and confusion that immigrant communities endure and pointlessly jeopardizes the housing stability of tens of thousands of families that legally live in…

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LETTER TO ISBE: CPS Special Education Update, February 2019

This letter was sent by a special education advocacy group to members of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) on the morning of February 26, 2019, prior to a presentation to ISBE members by the ISBE Monitor for Chicago Public Schools’ special education program. Legal Council continues to be an active member of the…

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