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Joining with Low-Income People to Fight for Fairness

NCLEJ works with low-income families, individuals, communities, and a wide range of organizations to advance the cause of economic justice through ground-breaking, successful litigation, policy work, and support of grassroots organizing around the country. We have provided legal representation, support, and advice to people living in poverty and their advocates since 1965.

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In our efforts to make economic justice a reality, NCLEJ focuses on a number of issues critical to the fight for fairness:


NCLEJ Settles Lawsuit Against the Vermont DMV for Collaborating with ICE

NCLEJ has reached a settlement agreement on behalf of its client Migrant Justice in a federal lawsuit against the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. The case stems from the DMV’s practice of information-sharing and collaboration with federal immigration…

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NCLEJ Submits Public Comment Opposing Tennessee’s Proposal to Turn TennCare into a Block Grant Program

On November 20, 2019, Tennessee submitted an application to the federal Center for Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). With its application, Tennessee is requesting that the Secretary of HHS waive certain…

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NCLEJ Condemns Trump Administration’s Draconian SNAP “Work Requirement”

Today, the Trump Administration issued a final rule that will deprive 700,000 low-income individuals of basic food assistance. Rather than address the needs of low-income families and individuals, this Administration exacerbates the challenges they face and leaves them without…

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