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Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007



Published: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 11:02:09 EST

 



Letter from the President

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 11:02:09 EST

Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007 p.Inside Front Cover



ARTICLES:

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Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007



New Provisions of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program: Implications for Clients with Disabilities and Advocacy Opportunities

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 11:02:09 EST

Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007 p.490
The Deficit Reduction Act, signed into law last year, reauthorizes the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Among other provisions, the Act places more stringent requirements on states to require participationinworkactivities on the part of cash aid recipients. These changes have particular implications for the disproportionate number cf recipients who have disabilities themselves or whose children have disabilities. Federal disability rights laws continue to apply to the TANF program, however, and offer advocacy opportunities as states implement the new law.



Fairer Housing for People with Disabilities: Securing an In-Place Tenant's Right to Reasonable Accommodation

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 11:02:09 EST

Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007 p.503
While many tenants face housing obstacles, low-income tenants with disabilities confront a housing crisis. A reasonable accommodation under the Fair Housing Amendments Act can preserve a client's housing. Advocates helping tenants need to be familiar with the most relevant legal authority, learn from the experiences of fair housing advocates handling reasonable accommodation requests, hear about in-place tenants' most common reasonable accommodation requests, and gain a practical perspective on meeting them. Fair housing organizations are available to assist advocates.



The Big Skim: How Tax Refund Anticipation Loans Drain Over a Billion Dollars from Workers' Tax Refunds

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 11:02:09 EST

Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007 p.519
Targeted at the working poor, refund anticipatíon loans have extracted billions of dollars from hard-earned tax returns in recent years. Legislation, litigation, alternative loan products, action by the Internal Revenue Service, and well-informed advocates and public are all necessary to prevent these loan products from undermining the effectiveness of the earned income tax credit and leaving low-income taxpayers with less money in their pockets.



The Violence Against Women Act Now Ensures Legal Services for Immigrant Victims

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 11:02:09 EST

Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007 p.534
The recent reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act allows programs funded by the Legal Services Corporation to assist immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and other crimes. An analysis of the new eligibility rules helps advocates understand the scope of services that may be rendered with federal funds to what types of clients.



Immigration Relief for Survivors of Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, and Other Crimes: A Violence Against Women Act 2005 Update

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 11:02:09 EST

Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007 p.539
By protecting immigrants subjected to abuse by family members, the Violence Against Women Act allows survivors of domestic violence to seek legal residence in the United States. Amendments passed by Congress and signed into law by the president in 2005 build on those protections by expanding the categories of domestic violence survivors eligible to self-petition for permanent residence status and obtain other forms of immigration relief.



Portable Justice, Global Workers, and the United States

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 11:02:09 EST

Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007 p.549
Many migrant laborers who are unjustly treated by their employers depart the United States before seeking redress for the violation of their rights. By leaving, they jeopardize the viability of their claims because the U.S. legal system largely relies on an available litigant. Global Workers Justice Alliance promotes transnational collaboration among advocates and improves the representation of migrants who have left their country of employment.



CASE NOTES:

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State Agency Must Give Notices to Applicants for Unemployment Benefits in a Language They Understand

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Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007 p.564



NEWS & NOTES:

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Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007



A Marriage (or at least a Civil Union) of Grandfathers: The Pickle Amendment and Section 1619(b)

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Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007 p.565



Affirmative Action Debate

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Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007 p.567



Guide to Consumer Laws for Domestic Violence Survivors

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Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007 p.567



Resource on a Civil Right to Counsel

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Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007 p.568



Shared Information on FEMA Answers for Advocates Representing Disaster Survivors

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Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007 p.568



Federal Practice Manual Is on eJustice Website

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Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007 p.568



Poverty Not an "Unavoidable Destiny," Mosley Says at Shriver Center Awards Dinner

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Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007 p.568



Change at the Helm of the Shriver Center

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Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007 p.569



National Support Centers and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law Collaborate to Disseminate Information to Advocates

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Volume 40, Numbers 9-10, January-February 2007 p.Inside Back Cover