In the face of dehumanizing policies and rhetoric, immigrant communities stand strong. We stand with them.
Immigrants are our neighbors, our friends, and our family. Right now, the stakes in our immigration system could not be higher—access to health care, employment, education, and even the right to stay in the U.S. with family and community are uncertain. Yet immigrants, including children, are not guaranteed a lawyer to help with these complex immigration matters.
immigrants served by NYLAG immigration experts last year
children impacted by NYLAG’s immigration work
immigrants represented by NYLAG in removal proceedings and appeals, including people in detention
NYLAG’s lawyers are on the front lines, standing alongside immigrants as they fight tough legal battles.
Our lawyers can help in the following ways:
- Defending immigrants in removal proceedings
- Representing immigrants seeking asylum
- Working to secure green cards based on family status or humanitarian relief
- Helping immigrants secure citizenship
- Working in hospitals and other community sites to ensure access to health care and public benefits for immigrants
- Providing free community clinics and Know Your Rights workshops
- Working with survivors of intimate partner violence and human trafficking
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NYLAG is part of the solution for immigrant families from countries worldwide.
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 asylum. Our full statement from our President and CEO Lisa Rivera and our Immigrant Protection Unit Director and Associate Director Jodi Ziesemer and Melissa Chua.
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 in their home country.
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 on shelter stays for adult migrants.