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LA County leaders may spend millions to defend immigrants facing deportation (CA)
Sunday, June 18, 2017
- Los Angeles Daily News
LA County leaders may spend millions to defend immigrants facing deportation
"Six months after Los Angeles city and county leaders proposed a legal defense fund to help people facing deportation, the Board of Supervisors is expected to vote Tuesday to authorize contributing $3 million to the collection over the next two years...The California Coalition for Universal Representation, which includes members from the American Civil Liberties Union, had called for universal representation, including those with criminal backgrounds.
“The coalition believes that everyone caught up in the deportation system – even those convicted of serious crimes – deserves legal representation,” according to a group statement in April."