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UC immigrant legal services get a boost from billionaire Tom Steyer's donation

UC immigrant legal services get a boost from billionaire Tom Steyer's donation

Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer, best known for his environmental activism, is stepping up support of immigrant rights with a $2.3-million donation to the University of California Immigrant Legal Services Center and seven other organizations.

The gift from Steyer’s nonprofit, NextGen America, will support a national legal services network to help recruit and train more advocates for immigrants. About $90,000 will help the UC center hire a full-time immigration attorney for UC Riverside, where Steyer visited Friday.

NextGen also plans to help the UC center share its legal services model with schools across the...

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