Commerce awards $15.4 million in grants to expand legal aid to low-income immigrants

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“The Washington State Department of Commerce has awarded $15.4 million in grants to eight organizations across the state, expanding access to legal aid services for low-income immigrants. The 2023-25 appropriation from the Washington Legislature enables nearly a doubling of previous annual funding levels. ‘Everyone deserves to be safe, remain together with family and loved ones, and have the opportunity to go to school and earn a living,’ said Mike Fong, Director for the Department of Commerce. ‘The funding increase from the legislature this year is critical to ensure that emergency legal aid for refugees in Washington continues to expand.'”

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