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Representing Immigrants

What Do LSC Regulations Allow?

By Sara Campos

Immigrant populations around the country continue to grow, and immigrants are more likely than the native-born population to be poor. This disproportionate poverty makes immigrants more likely than others to be financially eligible for legal services. Regulations of the Legal Services Corporation detail when the programs receiving its funding may represent immigrants. Particular rules apply to the representation of citizens and nationals, lawful permanent residents, refugees, and victims of domestic violence.

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