Make the Road New York (MRNY) and NYIC protected funding for the Liberty Defense Project, which provides $11 million for immigration legal services across the state (in addition to $20 million for census outreach).
OneAmerica won a $3 million increase for legal services for low-income immigrants over the next three years in Washington (in addition to $15 million for census outreach).
Make the Road New Jersey (MRNJ) successfully petitioned their state to increase funding by 50 percent for those in detention and facing removal, to $3.1 million (in addition to $9 million dollars in public funding for census outreach).
The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition announced that Philadelphia will join Vera’s Safety and Fairness for Everyone (SAFE) Network, where the city and the Network will provide a total of $200,000 for legal representation for those facing removal.
In May 2019, CASA got the first locality in Virginia to fund legal representation when Fairfax County allocated $200,000 for a pilot program. The program will fund counsel for those facing removal as well as know-your-rights and family contingency plan trainings to help community members prepare for ICE enforcement activities.
In July, Causa in Oregon secured $2 million for legal representation for low-income immigrants and unaccompanied immigrants and unaccompanied children who are facing deportation.
In June, The Resurrection Project (TRP) was one of the lead organizations to secure $10 million from the state budget for the Illinois Access to Justice Program Act. The program, which seeks to address deportations and mass incarceration, funds legal representation; 200 community navigators who will give Know Your Rights trainings and other services to…
CHIRLA secured a total of $65 million in public funding for legal services, with $45 million going to legal services such as citizenship and DACA renewals, and $20 million going to rapid response work at the southern border. CHIRLA was also successful in getting California to allocate $30 million for census outreach.