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Caught in Immigration Chaos: Miguel’s Story

Miguel*, a student at Wellstone International High School, had been a Legal Aid client for two years when he was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). His recent approval for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) triggered the detention. Legal Aid’s Immigration unit worked quickly, filing a motion to re-open...

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Supporting the rights and self-advocacy of young adults with disabilities

Chloe Nicol is a self-advocate with disabilities who helps Legal Aid’s Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) spread the word to other youth with disabilities about their rights and the resources available to them. She has volunteered with the Mankato office, and was recently featured in Disability Rights and How to...

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Minnesota Disability Law Center

Legal advocacy paves road to brighter future

Will O’Leary was born with developmental disabilities. He suffered abuse, neglect, and traumatic brain injury as a toddler and had little stability through his early years. At the age of 16, behavioral problems and a lack of advocacy landed O’Leary at St. Peter Regional Treatment Center on a unit with...

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