Public Benefits

Client Stories

Paul was a refugee in the U.S. He applied for Unemployment Insurance Benefits but was denied benefits. Paul had provided a valid California Driver’s license and an unrestricted social security card, which satisfied the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) documents requirement for an alien to work in the U.S. Despite this proof, the California […]

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Immigration / Domestic Violence

Client Stories

Carly first met her husband in Lebanon. After 5 years of courtship, with Carly visiting him in California and him flying to Lebanon, they decided to get married. He was attentive, caring and shared the same family values as Carly. They were a young, happy couple. Carly was excited to start her new life with […]

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Our Fight Against Pay Day Loans

Client Stories

ALA continues its partnership with the Coalition Against Payday Predators (CAPP) in the fight against predatory payday loans. The Morgan Hill City Council took the first step toward strong regulation of payday lenders when the Council unanimously voted to instruct staff to draft an ordinance which would ban new payday lenders in the city, as […]

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Fighting for Fairness

Client Stories

Ms. Lin recently came to our office for assistance after receiving an Eviction notice for non-payment of rent. After speaking with the client, we discovered that there was also a default judgment filed against her because she failed to file an Answer to the original Eviction. With a judgment already entered, our client only had […]

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A Life-long dream

Client Stories

Rebecca is a teacher. She does it because she’s good at it and she knows she can make a difference in her students’ lives. She knows because when she was young, that type of caring and guidance would have made a huge impact on her life. Rebecca didn’t have an easy life. She never knew […]

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