June 1, 2020

The Silence of Our Friends: Statement of Support for Peaceful Protests of Racial Injustice

It has been our mission for over 45 years to help the most vulnerable and disenfranchised people overcome institutional barriers and obtain justice. We stand in support of those protesting across the nation in response to the brutal and unjust death of George Floyd and the history of racial injustice.

We believe strongly in breaking the silence and challenging the racial and economic inequities that continue to inflict hardship and suffering on our clients and our society. Access to justice is heavily impacted by systemic racism, lack of economic justice and implicit bias, and this is visible in all areas of our daily work, including immigration, housing, and family law.

Our advocates strive to make the promise of "justice for all" a reality. It is our hope that we can come together as a nation and address the painful inequalities and deep-rooted systemic racism leading to the protests.  As Dr. Martln Luther King, Jr. said, "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." As allies of those seeking an end to racial injustice, we voice our support of peaceful protests and will continue working for access to justice for all.