the Campaign for Universal Representation
The Vera Institute of Justice and the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) are launching a campaign to push for legislation that establishes a universal right to federally funded legal representation for anyone facing deportation.
Our vision is a system in which all people whose life, liberty, or ties to the community are at risk in the immigration system have access to quality and independent legal representation.
By establishing universal representation, we will not only help bring fairness to our immigration system but also create a future where people can fight their deportations from their community, with the support of their families and loved ones, free of detention or surveillance.
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
10:00 a.m. PT | 1:00 p.m. ET
Join us for a virtual launch rally and demand that Congress ACT NOW to ensure every person whose life, liberty, and community ties are at risk in the immigration system is fully seen, heard, and represented in court.
Join us and over 100 organizations across the country as we proclaim now is the time to represent – everybody.
Advocates for Basic Legal EqualityAlabama Coalition for Immigrant JusticeAldea – The People’s Justice CenterAlianza Americas and Presente.orgAmerican Civil Liberties UnionAmerican Friends Service Committee NJAmerican GatewaysAmerican Immigration CouncilAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)American Russian-speaking Association for Civil & Human RightsAmericans for Immigrant JusticeAsian Law AllianceAustin Region Justice for Our NeighborsBlack Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)Brooklyn Defender ServicesCAIR CoalitionCalifornia Collaborative for Immigrant JusticeCASACasa San JoseCatholic Migration ServicesCausaCentral American Resource Center of California (CARECEN)City Council of Columbus, OhioCity of Atlanta Office of the Public DefenderCity of DallasCleveland Jobs with JusticeCoalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)Colectiva Legal del PuebloColorado Immigrant Justice FundColorado Immigrant Rights CoalitionCommunity Immigration Law CenterCommunity Legal Aid Society, Inc.Comunidades UnidasConnecticut Coalition for Immigrant FreedomCounty Council Member Deni Taveras (Prince George’s County, MD)Doctors for Camp ClosureEcumenical Ministries of OregonEnvision Freedom FundEsperanza Immigrant Rights ProjectEsperanza Immigration Legal Services
Families for FreedomFarmworker & Immigration Rights Clinic (Florida State University College of Law)Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy ProjectFlorence Immigrant & Refugee Rights ProjectFlorida Immigrant CoalitionGlobal ClevelandHaitian Bridge AllianceHANA CenterHawaii Friends of Civil RightsHello Neighbor NetworkHer Justice, Inc.HIAS PennsylvaniaHouston Immigration Legal Services CollaborativeImmigrant ARCImmigrant Defenders Law CenterImmigrant Justice CorpsImmigrant Legal Advocacy ProjectImmigrant Legal DefenseImmigrant Rights ActionImmigration Advocates NetworkImmigration Services and Legal AdvocacyInternational Rescue CommitteeIowa Migrant Movement for JusticeJuntosJust Neighbors MinistryJust Peace Circles, IncLaw Office of Daniela Hernandez Chong CuyLaw Office of Helen LawrenceLouisiana Organization for Refugees and ImmigrantsMaine Immigrants Rights CoalitionMariposa Legal, program of COMMON FoundationMassachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy CoalitionMassachusetts Law Reform InstituteMayor Steve Adler (Austin, TX)Michigan Immigrant Rights CenterMichigan UnitedMigrant Center for Human RightsNational Coalition for a Civil Right to CounselNational Immigrant Justice Center
National Immigration Law CenterNational Justice for Our NeighborsNationalities Service CenterNebraska AppleseedNeighbor to NeighborNew York Immigration CoalitionNew York Justice for Our NeighborsNext100NorCal ResistNorthwest Immigrant Rights ProjectOasis Legal ServicesOCA-Greater HoustonOffice of San Diego County Supervisor Lawson-RemerOffice of San Francisco Public DefenderOhio Immigrant AllianceOneAmericaOpen Immigration Legal ServicesPennsylvania Immigration Resource CenterPima County Justice for All Initiative CampaignPima County Public DefenderProgressive Leadership Alliance Of NevadaPromise ArizonaPublic Defender Coalition for Immigrant JusticeRocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy NetworkSarah Plastino Consulting LLCSeattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee AffairsServices, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)Somos Un Pueblo UnidoStrategic Initiative Group on Migration and Refugee ProtectionTakoma Park MobilizationTennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights CoalitionTennessee Justice for Our NeighborsThe Advocates for Human RightsThe Legal Aid SocietyThe Legal ClinicThe Resurrection ProjectUnite OregonVoces De La FronteraWelcoming AmericaWoori JuntosYoung Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights