New York, NY, February 2, 2016: Immigration lawyer Melanie Zuch got off of an overnight shift at JFK at 6am this morning, where attorneys are still working around the clock to file petitions on behalf of detainees. She was quoted in The New York Times this weekend as one of the first lawyers on the ground at JFK, and continues to work at JFK in shifts along with her colleagues at the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center in New York City.
Melanie wears the Zuch Woven Tee in White.
Melanie's work and the work of the organization encompasses not only immigration legal services for refugees, victims of human trafficking, victims of domestic violence, and more, but also pro-bono legal services for many at-risk and disenfranchised individuals in New York City as well as training and community building programs. Please visit their website to learn more about the Community Development Project and its sister organizations, and/or to make direct donations.
UNIFORME will be donating 20% of February sales to the Community Development Project. We encourage you to research organizations in your local community that are working at the grassroots level to protect and support at-risk populations.
"Whenever we talk about immigrants' rights, we are talking about racial and social justice. We strive for a society built on inclusion, equality, and access to opportunity, no matter your background or identity. The fight against the Muslim Ban is a fight for a just society.
"CDP's mission is to provide legal and policy support to community based organizations and grassroots activist groups. Our partners dictate the ways in which we can support them in building power among their members, whether they be tenants, low-wage workers or immigrants. CDP believes that community organizing needs to be at the heart of any movement for social change, and our mission is to support that organizing in any way we can."
-Melanie Zuch, staff immigration attorney, Community Development Project of Urban Justice Center.
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