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.
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 to reduce spending.
We at NYLAG are outraged by the shelter policy for migrants. This shelter policy will affect the wellbeing and safety of migrant families. Read our statement in full.
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 ensuring effective communication and access to justice. NYLAG’s Melissa Chua spoke with Bloomberg Law about this issue and the long-term investment needed to address it.