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Immigrant Protection Unit

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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Immigrant Protection Unit

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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Immigrant Protection Unit

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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Impact Litigation

The Hechinger Report: The story of how one college abruptly closed – and kept everyone in the dark

In a recent interview with The Hechinger Report, Jessica Ranucci, a supervising attorney for NYLAG’s Special Litigation unit, discussed how the closure of Wells College ...
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Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program

Spectrum NY1: Bill introduced to expand transparency of Medicaid spending in New York

Valerie Bogart, Of Counsel for NYLAG’s Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program (EFLRP), spoke with Spectrum NY1 about how the proposed legislation to increase transparency in ...
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In The News

Norwood News: NYC Health + Hospitals Expands Legal Services for Patients

New York City Health + Hospitals announced the expansion of its medical-legal partnership with NYLAG’s LegalHealth division to address a variety of patients’ health-harming legal ...
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In The News

CityLimits: Back of the Ballot: New York Voters to Weigh In On Equal Protection Amendment This Fall

With the Equal Protection of Law Amendment on New Yorkers’ ballots in November, Heather Betz, Director of NYLAG’s LGBTQ+ Law Unit, provided context for the ...
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Immigrant Protection Unit

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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In The News

CityLimits: City Hall Announces Near-Elimination of Benefits Case Backlog As Challenges Persist

Recent updates from Adams' administration on reducing the backlog for SNAP and cash assistance do not tell the full story. Abby Biberman, Associate Director of ...
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In The News

Gothamist: NYC says food stamps and cash aid backlog is nearly gone after record delays

Despite the positive news from the Adams administration, Abby Biberman, an Associate Director for NYLAG’s Public Benefits unit, spoke to Gothamist about the ongoing issue ...
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