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What the “Parole in Place” Executive Action Means for Immigrants / Qué significa la acción ejecutiva de “Parole in Place” para los inmigrantes

President Biden recently announced a new Executive Action that will allows eligible noncitizen spouses and children to apply for permanent residence without leaving the country. ...
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Documented: Number of Unrepresented People in NYC Immigration Courts Marks 18-Year High

In a recent interview with DocumentedNY, Allison Cutler, supervising attorney in NYLAG’s Immigrant Protection Unit overseeing the Pro Se Plus Project (PSPP), provided insight into ...
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CityLimits: City Starts Enforcing Stricter Re-Sheltering Rules for Adult Migrants, As Advocates Stand Guard

Deborah Berkman, Project Director of the Shelter Advocacy Initiative at NYLAG, recently spoke with CityLimits regarding the city’s implementation of stricter rules for immigrant shelter ...
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Gothamist: Migrants and advocates brace for stricter rules in NYC shelters as evictions loom

On Wednesday, May 22nd adult immigrants may be evicted from city shelters after reaching a limit of 30 or 60 days, further disrupting their lives ...
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CityLimits: Newly Arrived Immigrant Youth Face Challenges to School Enrollment

Federal law dictates that youth and young adults under 21 experiencing homelessness should be enrolled in school immediately but CityLimits spoke with various organizations working ...
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CityLimits: Mayor Touts Latest—Lower—Cost Estimate For Sheltering New Immigrant Arrivals

Melissa Chua, co-director of NYLAG’s Immigrant Protection Unit discussed with CityLimits the concerns and contradictions surrounding the Mayor’s handling of recently arrived immigrants in shelters ...
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Bloomberg Law: New York Migrant Surge Sparks Need for Legal Interpreters

The recent increase of immigrants in New York has highlighted the need for legal interpreters fluent in less common languages, as they are crucial for ...
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NYLAG on CBS New York: The impact of budget cuts on legal services for recently arrived immigrants

Budget cuts reflected in the City's November Program to Eliminate the Gap (PEG) further defund the Rapid Response Legal Collaborative—a program through which NYLAG provides ...
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El estatus de protección temporal (TPS)

Un taller sobre el estatus de protección temporal (TPS) y cómo funciona el proceso:
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City Limits: Mayor’s Budget Cuts to Impact Legal Services, English Classes for City’s Immigrants

Despite an increased demand in legal services with appropriate expertise for recently arrived immigrants, the city recently announced budget cuts to the Rapid Response Legal ...
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