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Fact Sheet from the American Immigration Council.

American Immigration Council: December 2017

Recent Immigrants Face Increasingly Complex Legal Issues – Recorded January 27, 2017 – 24:19

Gulf Coast Live – WGCU Public Media

Description: The legal issues recent immigrants to the United States face are complicated, and access to qualified legal help in Southwest Florida is limited. The Land of Opportunity Fund was started to try to help immigrants handle these legal battles, and now they’re partnering with a longtime local immigration attorney to address the specific needs of immigrants in Southwest Florida.

Land of Opportunity Fund established at Southwest Florida Community Foundation – Two pilot programs launched – May 7, 2017

The Land of Opportunity Fund, an endowed field of interest fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, has been established by an anonymous donor who will match donations of $50,000 or more with an additional $50,000. (Read more)

NPR Investigation: ‘They Got Hurt At Work — Then They Got Deported’ 

A new investigation by NPR reporter Howard Berkes and ProPublica reveals how a 2003 law in our state is leading the way in denying benefits to unauthorized workers for legitimate workplace injuries.