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NCLEJ and Colleagues Saved Medicaid for Legal Immigrants in Colorado

We won emergency court orders in 2003 blocking a Colorado law that would have ended Medicaid for more than 3,500 legal immigrants. If we and our colleagues had not stepped in, low-income immigrants – many of them elderly…

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NCLEJ and Colleagues Supported Access to Education and Training in New York City

We and our colleagues achieved significant improvements in policy and practice through the settlement we negotiated in our groundbreaking class action against the City and State of New York. This 2003 settlement – the first in the nation…

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The Welfare Advocate’s Challenge: Fighting Historic Racism in the New Welfare System

By Henry A. Freedman

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Language Matters: Designing State and County Contracts for Services Under Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

by Eileen Sweeney, Barabara Bezdek, Sharon Parrott, Carol Medaris and Cary LaCheen, Clearinghouse Review (Jan-Feb 2002)

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Uncharted Terrain: The Intersection of Privatization and Welfare

by Henry Freedman, Mary R. Mannix, Marc Cohan, and Rebecca Scharf, Clearinghouse Review (Jan-Feb 2002)

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Using Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Behalf of Clients in TANF Programs

by Cary LaCheen, Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law and Policy (Winter 2001)

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NCLEJ Secures Health and Saftey for Workfare Workers

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Federal Court Rules That Work Program for NYC Homeless Individuals Violated Minimum Wage Laws

In a significant victory for workers struggling for a foothold in the labor market, a federal court in New York has ruled that homeless individuals working in administration, maintenance, food service, outreach, and recycling positions through a program…

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