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Immigrant Protection Unit

Yarys Lopez and NYLAG Honored as Robin Hood 2023 Heroes

Yarys Lopez, longtime NYLAG client and now Pro Se Plus Project volunteer, was recognized as one of Robin Hood's 2023 Heroes.
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Immigrant Protection Unit

NEW REPORT: How Overenforcement Robs Asylum Seekers of Their Day in Court

Thousands of asylum seekers are ordered removed and exposed to the horrors of detention and deportation due to overenforcement, through no fault of their own. ...
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Immigrant Protection Unit

Documented: Deportation Orders Reach 25 Year Height as Migrants Miss Notices in Shelter Shuffle

The absence of stable housing has made it very difficult for immigrants to track important hearing dates they must attend that are only being sent ...
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Immigrant Protection Unit

Testimony: Legal Services for Asylum Seekers in New York City

Melissa Chua, the Associate Director of the Immigration Protection Unit at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), spoke before the New York City Council ...
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NBC News: Venezuelan migrants apply for temporary protected status with renewed urgency as deportations are set to resume

The new expansion of temporary protected status (TPS) for recent arrivals from Venezuela has positively impacted millions but there is a fear those who've arrived ...
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Statement: NYLAG Celebrates Venezuelan TPS Announcement

We at NYLAG are thrilled that recent arrivals from Venezuela will now be protected and better able to pursue a path toward work authorization and ...
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Immigrant Protection Unit

Financial Planning Magazine: The Price of Escape-Why Ukrainian Refugees are Losing their Savings in America

NYLAG’s Jodi Ziesemer spoke to Financial Planning about the financial hardship many Ukrainians face when they seek refuge in the U.S. to escape the war ...
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Testimony: City’s Shelter Policies for Recent Immigrants are Discriminatory

NYLAG’s Deborah Berkman testified before the New York City Council Committees on General Welfare and Immigration about the harms of a recently implemented 60-day limit ...
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Immigrant Protection Unit

Gothamist: DoorDash, Legal Group Set to Deliver Free Legal Clinics on Immigration to Workers

NYLAG’s Immigrant Protection Unit is partnering with DoorDash to offer free immigration legal clinics for its New York City delivery workers.
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Immigrant Protection Unit

DoorDash and New York Legal Assistance Group Partner to Provide Free Immigration Legal Clinics for Dashers

NYLAG’s Immigrant Protection Unit is partnering with DoorDash to offer a free immigration legal clinic for New York City delivery workers.
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