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Challenging Math Misplacement in Silicon Valley

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (“LCCR”) continues to forge ahead to ensure that all high school students have access to college preparatory mathematics classes and avoid being held back due to nonexistent or inappropriate math placement policies within school districts. Since the release of our Held Back report … Continue reading Challenging Math Misplacement in Silicon Valley



Texas v. United States: Real Time Repercussions for Immigrant Justice

  In an egregious decision earlier this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied the U.S. Department of Justice’s request for an emergency stay in State of Texas vs. United States of America, thereby preventing implementation of President Obama’s immigration-related executive actions, DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) and expanded DACA (Deferred … Continue reading Texas v. United States: Real Time Repercussions for Immigrant Justice



Fair Chance Hiring – A Letter to Advocates on Messaging

Apple’s recent reversal of its firing of several construction employees shows some progress. Years of activists organizing to change employment attitudes towards people with records appear to be finally making a dent. With more than 70 million people in our country having an arrest or conviction on their records, a wider circle (including some Republicans) … Continue reading Fair Chance Hiring – A Letter to Advocates on Messaging



Client spotlight: With help from Legal Services for Entrepreneurs, Founder of Polyglotte Keyboards thrives in the tech world

Daniela Semeco speaks English, Spanish, French and German fluently, and she’s in the process of learning Italian, Portuguese and Russian. But for this Latina technology entrepreneur born in a bilingual and technological household in Caracas, Venezuela, the process of securing patents and trademarks was an area where she needed some help. That’s when she turned … Continue reading Client spotlight: With help from Legal Services for Entrepreneurs, Founder of Polyglotte Keyboards thrives in the tech world



Justice Denied & Families Torn Apart: The Case for AB 813

“This came for you in the mail from Immigration,” said Sann Chey’s* 13-year-old son as he plopped a large envelope down on the table next to where Sann Chey sat, helping his youngest son, age 11, struggle through his math homework. Sann Chey opened the package, expecting to find the green card that he had … Continue reading Justice Denied & Families Torn Apart: The Case for AB 813