OneJustice Fundraiser to Benefit Legal Services for Immigrants

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Come Together for Justice October 26th in Lafayette!   Bay Area Legal Aid is honored to be included as a beneficiary of OneJustice’s fall fundraising event, Come Together for Justice. Join us for an afternoon of wine, hors d’oeuvres and conversations about justice. Congressman Mark DeSaulnier will share details of his recent visits to the …

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A Holistic Model for Serving Low-Income Immigrant Survivors

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The September 2019 issue of Contra Costa Lawyer features an article co-authored by Mélody Saint-Saëns, Immigration Regional Counsel at BayLegal, and Juliana Morgan-Trostle, Equal Justice Works Fellow (sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP), regarding the importance of a comprehensive approach to legal services for low-income immigrant survivors of interpersonal violence. Our immigrant clients include survivors of …

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BayLegal Attorney Explains Why Communities Need Not Fear the 2020 Census

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In a September 18, 2019 segment on Univisión 14, BayLegal attorney Jessica Jenkins explained to Spanish-speaking viewers why participation in the 2020 United States Census is important: “Es muy importante que todos participan in el censo para que sean contados. Con esa información el gobierno da nuestros ciudades recursos importantes para nuestros escuelas, y otros …

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Understanding the Facts and Planning Next Steps for Those Impacted by the New Public Charge Rule (in Spanish)

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Juliana-Morgan Trostle interview
BayLegal Equal Justice Works Fellow (sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP) Juliana Morgan-Trostle appeared on Univision 14 last Friday to help dispel misinformation and address widespread concerns about the ways in which receiving certain public benefits might impact immigration status with the implementation of the new public charge rule scheduled for October 15, 2019. The interview …

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Information and resources for immigrant families who might face deportation (Spanish)

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June 19th, 2019: BayLegal attorney Jessica Jenkins appeared on Univision 14 to provide information on legal rights and available resources to Spanish-speaking families with members who might face deportation proceedings. In the current climate of intensifying enforcement action and uncertainty around immigration, accurate information on the right to counsel, the right to refuse warrantless entry, …

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Juliana Morgan-Trostle on Univision 14: Information and Resources on Public Charge (Spanish)

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Equal Justice Works Fellow Juliana Morgan-Trostle appeared yesterday on Univision 14 to share critical information about public charge with Spanish-speaking viewers. You can watch her segment here. UPDATE 5/7/2019: A longer interview segment with Juliana Morgan-Trostle aired on May 6th. You can view this interview here.

BayLegal Reaches Out to Immigrant Victims of Crime

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Mélody Saint-Saëns, Bay Area Legal Aid’s Regional Immigration Coordinator, appeared on Univision 14 on August 29th. In this interview (conducted in Spanish), she addresses some of the common immigration remedies available to undocumented immigrants who are victims of domestic violence, and encourages survivors to come forward. Providing support to immigrant survivors of domestic violence, trafficking, …

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