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Record Clearing & Immigrant Clients

The civil consequences of having a criminal record can be severe, and many advocates help their clients get those records cleared to remove barriers to housing and employment. But if the client is a noncitizen, advocates should pause before proceeding with record clearing. In this month's Advocacy Exchange, we talked with Seth Lyons of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia about the relative risks and rewards of criminal record clearing for clients with various immigration statuses. Watch now. 

For more, be sure to read Seth's new Clearinghouse article, Risks and Rewards: Is Record Clearing Right for Your Noncitizen Client?

Advocate Training

Leadership For Justice

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Advocacy Exchange

Is Criminal Record Clearing Right for Your Noncitizen Client?

with Seth Lyons

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Clearinghouse Articles

Risks and Rewards

Is Record Clearing Right for Your Noncitizen Client?

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Advocacy Stories

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Make America Great Again—to the Exclusion of Muslims and Immigrants

The Witness

Margaret Stapleton and Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley

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Ensuring Fair Housing for People with Criminal Records

A Conversation with HUD

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