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Public Defender Statement on DACA

The San Francisco Public Defender is among three public defender's offices in the U.S. with a specialized legal team fighting deportation on behalf of local residents locked in immigration detention. The Immigration Unit was formed in response to escalating immigration enforcement priorities across the country.
This blog post was originally published as a Press Release of the San Francisco Public Defender's Office on September 4, 2017.
 

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today issued the following statement on the Trump Administration's efforts to end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals Program.  
 

“The elimination of the DACA program will potentially affect thousands of young and productive San Franciscans who were brought to this country as children. Ending DACA means risking deportation and restricting access to higher education for more than 800,000 Dreamers across the country.
 

We must act immediately to provide both legal and community assistance to those who are most at risk of losing their legal status to remain in our country, including DACA beneficiaries.”

 

The San Francisco Public Defender is among three public defender's offices in the U.S. with a specialized legal team fighting deportation on behalf of local residents locked in immigration detention. The Immigration Unit was formed in response to escalating immigration enforcement priorities across the country.

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July 1, 2017: NAPD announces Save the Date for 2017 Workloads Institute, to be held at SLU Law School (St. Louis, MO) on November 17-18, 2017. Click HERE for a brochure with details and faculty!
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April 16, 2017: 60 Minutes' Anderson Cooper features the Orleans Public Defenders and NAPD General Counsel in a substantive segment about public defenders' excessive workloads, pervasive injustice, and the obligation of defenders to resist the "conveyer belt" of mass-incarceration. You can watch the compelling segment HERE 

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On March 18, 2017 - the 54th anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainright decision - NAPD published its Foundational Principles, which are recommended to NAPD members and other persons and organizations interested in advancing the cause of equal justice for accused persons.