New York – Make the Road New York and NYIC

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).    

Washington – OneAmerica

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).

New Jersey – Make the Road New Jersey (MRNJ)

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).  

Philadelphia – PICC

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.  

Virginia – CASA

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.

Oregon – CAUSA

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.

Chicago – The Resurrection Project (TRP)

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…

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Los Angeles – CHIRLA

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.