Monday, November 22, 2021

Hacking Migration and Innovation Law Labs

In the Nation ("Hacking Migration"), Sasha Abramsky looks at the cutting edge immigration representation of the Innovation Law Lab.  Its website declares that

"Innovation Law Lab was founded to harness the power of technology, law, and activism all in a single organization to end the mass incarceration of children and mothers in secret jails and inhumane conditions. Innovation Law Lab leverages the work of coders, lawyers, and activists in order to end isolation and exploitation of immigrants and refugees, build permanent pathways to immigrant inclusion, and advance justice."

According to Abramsky's article, 

"The Innovation Law Lab was established by attorney Stephen Manning in 2014, using a combination of private philanthropy dollars and state grants. At the time, during the Obama presidency, Manning and his colleagues realized that huge numbers of immigrants were being deported at least in part because they lacked ready access to legal representation; and that many others were unable to enter the country in the first place because of the metering system that the administration had begun enforcing on the southern border that year."

Click the link above for the entire storty.


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