The Initiative

100-WORD SUMMARY

Pima County residents facing removal or deportation have a Constitutional right to an attorney. But if they cannot afford one, no attorney is provided. Fighting the Federal government alone, their fundamental rights can be violated. This causes injustices-unwarranted family separations, orphaned children, employers without employees, fear of law enforcement, loss of taxpaying residents, and poverty. This initiative provides legal representation to indigent residents in removal and deportation proceedings, using sliding scale fees, grant funding, and funds available to the County, to protect due process and fundamental rights, fight poverty, and protect the health, safety, and welfare of our residents.

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