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NCLEJ Applauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding DACA Program

Today, the Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration’s plan to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy which was implemented by former President Barack Obama. NCLEJ applauds this victory by and for immigrant youth! We…

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NCLEJ Condemns Trump Administration’s Rule to Rollback ACA’s Non-Discrimination Provisions and Applauds SCOTUS Protection for LGBTQ+ People

On June 12th, the Trump administration finalized a rule that would effectively deny protections for two significant and under-served populations—people with limited English proficiency and transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals. At a time when the nation is facing a…

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NCLEJ and the Kentucky Equal Justice Center sue over unconstitutional medical debt collection practices

Last week, NCLEJ and the Kentucky Equal Justice Center filed a federal class action lawsuit against University of Kentucky Healthcare and the Kentucky Department of Revenue on behalf of thousands of patients of the UK Healthcare system. The…

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End Police Violence

The recent announcement of the upgraded charges against Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and the arrest of the remaining three officers whose actions and inaction made them complicit in the murder of George Floyd was a necessary but…

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Statement on the Taking of Black Lives

Recent events during the time of pandemic point to a systemic failure to recognize the inherent worth of people of color, low-income people and members of other marginalized communities. The recent extrajudicial killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery,…

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NCLEJ Submits Comment Opposing Rule to Relax Nursing Home Regulations as COVID Rages

Yesterday, NCLEJ submitted a comment opposing a proposed rule by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) that would alter the agency’s Preadmission and Resident Review (PASRR) program and make it easier for people to be sent…

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America undervalues its most important workers

Executive Director Dennis Parker tells Street Roots News (an Oregon based-network of news outlets targeting populations not ordinarily reached by media) how the pandemic is highlighting existing inequities — and what can be done about it. Read the…

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Claudia Wilner speaks on over-policing during pandemic

Director of Litigation Claudia Wilner was quoted in the New York Times and in The Cut on the danger posed to low-income and black communities by over-policing and jail for minor offenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the…

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