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CUNY School of Law Foundation – CLEAR project

Grant Type: General Support

Duration: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

Organization Overview:

The Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project is housed at Main Street Legal Services, the clinical arm of CUNY School of Law. CLEAR provides a unique combination of direct legal services, community organizing support, rights-awareness programming, legal expertise, and capacity building aimed at serving American Muslim communities.

Request Overview:

In 2019, CLEAR will continue to provide free direct legal services to community members on a broad range of issues that arise in connection to so-called “national security” and “counterterrorism” policies and practices. Clients include people approached for questioning by the FBI or other law enforcement, people facing travel difficulties due to placement on “terrorist watchlists,” and people experiencing long delays in their applications for immigration benefits. CLEAR will also expand its work to facilitate rights awareness workshops at different community sites, support community organizing efforts at local and federal levels to address these issues, help build capacity to expand the pool of legal professionals equipped to handle these cases; and advance strategic litigation to address injustices where other advocacy efforts fail.

Year founded: 2009

Location: New York, NY

Website: http://www.law.cuny.edu/academics/clinics/immigration/clear.html