Equal Justice Works Blog
Like many other law students, this weekend I will head to the Equal Justice Works Career Fair in Washington D.C., hoping to get a job offer from a fantastic organization. Although many of my friends' job searches are drawing to a close, as law firms make their offers to future summer associates, my quest to find public interest work is likely to last a while longer.
With the Migration Policy Institute, Equal Justice Works Alumna Laureen Laglagaron has co-authored a report on the redesigned citizenship test called “High Stakes, More Meaning: An Overview of the Process of Redesigning the US Citizenship Test.” According to the report, “the most significant change to the naturalization test is the new civics portion.” The civics questions cover more, such as geography, First Amendment freedoms, and the rule of law.
A $56.2 billion stimulus package was announced by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) on Thursday, which includes Help for Families Facing Foreclosure.