News about the Leading Edge Fund fellows.
An Oakland woman is facing deportation after Alameda County sheriff’s deputies alerted federal immigration agents that she was being released from jail. “Sanctuary law violations have devastating consequences for our clients. They can catapult individuals and their families into a deportation crisis that cannot be undone,” said Raha Jorjani, supervising immigration defense attorney with the […]
A Bay Area community organizer who started a Silicon Valley nonprofit that helps low-income families defend loved ones against criminal charges and navigate the justice system has been awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant. Raj Jayadev, the 43-year-old co-founder of Silicon Valley De-Bug, was among 25 people chosen Thursday as 2018 MacArthur Fellows, an annual award given […]