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Dorsey & Whitney Pro Bono Heroes

Through volunteering with CBJC's Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project, Amanda Prentice and Nick Ackerman of Dorsey & Whitney LLP helped secure a victory for a client who was previously unrepresented and struggling to navigate the federal court system.
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November 17, 2017

USCIS Reverses Policy on Rejection of DACA Renewal Applications

On Wednesday night, November 15th, however, as a result of the persistent efforts of immigrant advocates and coverage of the issue by the New York Times, USCIS reversed this policy. It now will allow applicants who were mistakenly rejected to resubmit their renewal applications, provided they have proof that they had mailed them in a timely manner.

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Overwhelmed with Student Loan Debt
November 13, 2017

Overwhelmed With Student Loan Debt? Start Managing Loans With These Steps

If you are one of the millions of consumers with student loan debt, it is important that you stay on top of your loans to prevent them from falling into default. You need to know about the different repayment options that might be available to you and, if you are not sure of what they are, you should contact your lender and/or servicer as soon as possible to find out.

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PELP Clinic
April 25, 2017

Asylee Suffers Untimely Loss of Husband but Gets Help from PELP Volunteers

Amy, a refugee, lost her husband Kevin to an unexpected stroke in September 2016. It had been less than two years since Kevin moved to New York to reunite with her after she had been granted asylum in the United States.

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Healthy Food
September 26, 2016

Mother & Daughter No Longer Homeless

Gong*came to the United States hoping to study English and eventually become a nurse, but she was ensnared in a sex trafficking ring after responding to a job ad for a Chinese-speaking tour guide. She escaped her traffickers in 2014 and the City Bar Justic e Center helped her apply for a T Visa as a victim of trafficking.

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