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Catholic Charities, Portland City Council, others among those providing legal services to local immigrants

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Using property tax collections, the Portland City Council approved $500,000 last year to provide legal aid to local immigrants. With lawyers from Catholic Charities, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Immigration Counseling Service, Innovation Law Lab, and Metropolitan Public Defender, more than 341 people were provided lawyers to represent them in deportation hearings, and 105 (including 23 unaccompanied children) received assistance with asylum applications.

Access the full article by Gordon R. Friedman at The Oregonian.

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