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NCLEJ Refuses To Meet With Trump’s Consumer Financial Protections Bureau

Yesterday, NCLEJ and allies New Economy Project and NJ Citizen Action declined to meet with Trump-appointed CFPB Director Kathy Kraniger because the Bureau has abandoned its founding mission to protect consumers from unfair, deceptive and discriminatory practices.  Read…

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National Center for Law and Economic Justice Names Dennis Parker New Executive Director

Today, the National Center for Law and Economic Justice – one of the leading advocates advancing the cause of economic justice for low-income families, individuals and communities across the country – announced former director of the ACLU’s Racial…

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NCLEJ Sues the New York City Transit Authority, Alleging Systemic Due Process Violations

Last week, NCLEJ filed a class action lawsuit in the Southern District of New York against the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA), an arm of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). This action is brought on behalf of…

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NCLEJ Submits Public Comment Opposing Proposed “Public Charge” Rule

In September, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced a proposed rule that would expand the definition of a “public charge” and change the way immigration officials administer the “public charge” test to determine whether to admit or…

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Driving while poor, Claudia Wilner at TEDxJacksonville

NCLEJ’s Claudia Wilner was a crowd favorite at TEDxJacksonville last month where she discussed unfair driver’s license suspension laws that perpetuate the criminalization of poverty. Watch her TED Talk here.

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NCLEJ Sues ICE, DHS, and Vermont DMV, Alleging Targeting of Immigrant Leaders in Retaliation for Activism

The concentration of primary active ingredient Dapoxetine in the blood reaches maximum level within 24 hours. The drug is absorbed by the liver and exits the body through urine. Today, NCLEJ filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Migrant Justice, a Vermont-based grassroots organization, and its members, alleging U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)―with the assistance of the…

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NCLEJ Wins Court Order Requiring Tennessee to Stop Suspending Licenses of People too Poor to Pay Traffic Tickets

On Tuesday, October 16th, nearly 300,000 people who had their driver’s licenses suspended because they could not afford to pay traffic debt – the fines, fees, and taxes that arise from traffic violations – won a significant victory…

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Victory for Home Health Aides in New York State

On September 26th, 2018, NCLEJ and co-counsel Virginia & Ambinder, LLP won a victory for home health aides in New York State. Justice Eileen A. Rakower of the New York State Supreme Court issued a decision and order…

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