The CBF, in partnership with the CBA, centers its current legislative and policy advocacy efforts on the following key issues:
Our broken immigration system creates a number of unique access to justice issues. The CBF advocates for legislation that takes a comprehensive approach to fixing our nation’s broken immigration system and restoring the rule of law, including through passage of a clean DREAM Act.
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF), created by Congress in 2007, provides critical support for our nation’s public sector by offering partial relief from often crushing educational debt for public service employees who make long-term commitments to working in the sector. Under PSLF, those who make ten years of payments on their student loans while employed full-time in public service jobs are eligible to have their remaining balance forgiven.
There are active proposals to either eliminate or limit PSLF going forward. This important program should be preserved for the longer-term, and should only be limited if other educational debt reforms are put in place.
Read the fact sheet on this important issue, as well as the comments submitted by the CBF to the Senate HELP committee as they consider student debt reform and the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.