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04/26/2021 | Protecting Immigrant Communities

Advancing Universal Representation: A Toolkit - Module 3: Implementing the Vision at the Local and State Level

This is the final module of a three-part toolkit aimed at supporting advocates, organizers, legal service providers (“providers”), and policymakers seeking to advance local and state universal representation programs nationwide for immigrants facing deportation.

    Drawing from best practices and lessons learned from Vera’s experience managing local, state, and federal programs that together advance a blueprint for universal representation, this module focuses on implementing programs funded locally or at the state level. These programs are exceedingly important as we continue working toward a legally mandated and federally funded representation system for all immigrants facing deportation. Universal representation—a public defender system for all immigrants facing deportation—is based on the fundamental belief that everyone deserves due process under the law. Download the report to learn more →