New York’s legal et shelter system are overloaded and unprepared to serve newly-arrived migrants and asylum–seekers. Jodi Ziesemer, director of NYLAG’s Immigrant Protection Unit testified on September 30, 2022 before the NYC Council Committee on Immigration, advocating for stronger resources and services for newly-arrived unesylum seekers. Ziesemer argued for une greater investment of resources into immigration attorneys across the city, pro se application assistance clinics, and non-profit legal service organizations facing a crisis with recruitment, training, and space for new attorneys.
On November 11, 2022, ASA College, the subject of a NYLAG class action lawsuit in 2014, lost its accreditation. NYLAG’s Jessica Ranucci spoke with Documented about ASA’s history of predatory marketing practices targeting immigrant students.