immigration clinic

Good news! Oregon just EXPANDED abortion access, taking a firm stand against Trump’s extreme agenda: 

“The measure, called the Reproductive Health Equity Act, requires health insurers to provide birth control and abortions without charging a co-pay, and also allocates state funds to provide reproductive health care to non-citizens unable to access Medicaid.

The Pro-Choice Coalition of Oregon, which helped write the law, said that the new legislation will not only increase access to abortion, but also birth control and postpartum care for low-income women. It also adds that this is the first legislation in the States to comprehensively address systemic barriers to reproductive health care.

anonymous asked:

If it's not too invasive, why are you studying law? Do you want to be defense/prosecution lawyer? Or something else? I don't know much about law, or jobs that require a degree in it :)

Hi anon, it’s not invasive at all! I’m still figuring out what exactly I want to specialize in but I’m right now I’m leaning towards employment and labor law, which is about helping workers who are being taken advantage of at work. So like for example I did an internship this summer researching legislation to better protect employees, and helping out a group of workers who had their wages stolen by their boss. I’m also going to be doing a lot of immigration law in my clinic this coming semester, which involves working with refugees and asylum seekers trying to get permission to stay in the country, and helping people in immigration detention proceedings avoid deportation.

I decided to study law because it’s a way for me to do work that I find intellectually rewarding while also supporting causes that I believe in.  My end goal is to practice movement-based lawyering, which means that I would practice law in a way that’s integrated with left-wing anti-capitalist organizing.

Feel free to ask if you have other questions, I like talking about this stuff!

Hello!! So here it is, how I got into Brown, part one:

The stats if that’s all you care about

SAT: 1300, 1380

ACT: 30, 30

SAT Subject: US History: 680 Spanish: 790

APs: US History: 4 Spanish Language: 5 English Literature: 4 Calc AB: 2 ((lmaooo))

Extra Curriculars: dance since 9th grade, acting since 11th, soccer for 9th and 10th, one volunteer trip to costa rica in 9th and one immigration clinic in 12th, debate club for 11th and 12th, yearbook for 12th, political and social awareness club for 10th-12th, school ambassador for 11th-12th

All my classes were honors or AP and I had straight As with the occasional first semester B+ in math bc I suck at math, I also doubled up in history classes junior year and in english classes senior year

I was not at all well-rounded, but I was passionate about everything I did

I wrote my essays on my passion for learning. The prompt for common app was about failure so I wrote about how failure was what made me a better more flexible student. It was super cheesy and stupid but I guess it worked. Also!! I wrote about why I wanted to go to college and my familys struggles as immigrants and how that led to my need to become an immigrations lawyer.

That’s the basics, but please note that I would not have been accepted to brown if I had not applied to questbridge first!! Questbridge is for high achieving low income students so please apply if u qualify!!! So I had to send in more essays that normal. All my essays will be in the next part!! If u want to know more about questbridge pls ask me!!! Its so worth it!!! I was only a finalist, but if ur chosen as a scholar u get a full four year scholarship ((books+room+board included)) to any school on their partner list!!!!even as a finalist I got a free application to brown and trust me when I say I would not have even applied if not for questbridge bc a) I didn’t think I would get in and b) I was so dead set on yale so apply!!!!

Part 2 coming soon!!!

I fear for me. I fear for the low income immigrants in the clinic I volunteer at. I fear for the undocumented patients at the FQHC I used to shadow. I fear for my LGBTQA+ brothers and sisters and nonbinary siblings. I fear for my Muslim and POC friends/brethrens. I fear for my disabled friends and peers. I fear for every single marginalized minority in the US.

But more than anything, I am angry. I am angry with a country of people who should know better. I am angry with a biased executive governmental branch. I am angry with the people who had so little regard for the lives of their friends and neighbors. I am furious.

I’m not going to say that I’m not scared, because I am terrified. But I’m not going to let my fears stop me from being who I am. I will let my fears stoke me into action rather than inaction, and goddammit, I’m going to use my fear to make the world into a better place.

New York Times: We really, REALLY hate Rick Perry, but it looks like he's innocent on these charges

What bias at the New York Times?  Nah, it couldn’t be true! 

Take for example today’s editorial on Gov. Rick Perry’s recent indictment on corruption charges. An honest, straightforward piece of journalism would simply report the facts, and an honest, straightforward editorial board could simply say that the facts don’t support a conviction of Gov. Rick Perry. 

But the New York Times can’t simply publish an honest, straightforward editorial about Gov. Rick Perry being innocent.  They have to make sure their liberal readers know that it really, really hurts them to admit that he’s probably not guilty. 

from NYT:

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is one of the least thoughtful and most damaging state leaders in America, having done great harm to immigrants, abortion clinics and people without health insurance during his 14 years in office. But bad political judgment is not necessarily a felony, and the indictment handed up against him on Friday — given the facts so far — appears to be the product of an overzealous prosecution.

See what I mean?  It’s an editorial about the indictment against him, but they have to write an entire paragraph about how much they hate him before they get to the facts.

It continues:

Governors and presidents threaten vetoes and engage in horse-trading all the time to get what they want, but for that kind of political activity to become criminal requires far more evidence than has been revealed in the Perry case so far. Perhaps Mr. McCrum will have some solid proof to show once the case heads to trial. But, for now, Texas voters should be more furious at Mr. Perry for refusing to expand Medicaid, and for all the favors he has done for big donors, than for a budget veto.

read the rest (if you can stomach it)

You see how ridiculous this is?  They can’t simply stick with the facts of the case.  They feel obligated to make sure they let their readers know how much they can’t stand Perry’s views on immigration, abortion, and Obamacare which have absolutely nothing to do with this story.  

I don’t think I could have dreamed up a more perfect example of how the New York Times’ editorial board’s political bias affects their reporting. This article is dripping with bias and only begrudgingly presents the facts.