Mayor signs off on immigrant defense funding for Public Defender’s Office

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has signed off on a plan to provide some funding for legal defense to immigrants through the Public Defender’s Office, albeit at a far lower level than advocates had initially hoped for. Lee has agreed to authorize the San …

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Week Ahead: Immigrant Groups To Rally Monday as Deportation Defense Funding Faces Peril

Several immigrant advocacy groups are scheduled to rally at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office in Rockville to protest a plan to add a number of criminal convictions to the list of exclusions that would bar a resident …

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FCC Launches Rulemaking to Guard Against USF Funding Being Used Contrary to National Security

The comment period is now open for the FCC’s proposed rule to ensure that USF funds, such as E-rate and Lifeline, are not used in a manner that compromises or poses a threat to national security. On April 17, 2018, the Commission issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that proposes that “USF support may [not] be used to purchase or obtain any equipment or services produced or provided by a company posing a national security threat to the integrity of communications networks.”

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De Blasio literally has no idea how his administration settled on new immigration defense funding policy

Mayor de Blasio hasn’t got a clue. Hizzoner’s office may have announced that private foundations will pick up the tab to defend some undocumented immigrants facing deportation, but the mayor himself said he “literally” had “no idea how that happened …

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