Currently, an estimated 60 percent of people facing deportation have no access to legal representation. Separated from their families and navigating a legal system with no guidance, people who have the legal right to remain in the country are deported every day simply because they could not afford an attorney. The movement for universal representation is fighting to change this reality.
We’re joining @Rep Norma Torres, @Rep Jayapal, @Grace Meng, @Sen Gillibrand, @Senator Cory Booker, @Senator Alex Padilla, @Senator Edward J Markey, @U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, @ U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, @Vera Institute, and the @National Partnership for New Americans in calling on Congress to pass the #FairnesstoFreedomAct. The passage of this bill will establish a federally-funded universal representation service for immigrants and advance a system rooted in equity, fairness, and human dignity.
Add your voice today by calling on your legislator to advance this essential legislation: https://www.congress.gov/members/find-your-member