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
clients represented in removal proceedings and appeals
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.
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Documented: Migrants Struggle to Find Lawyers to Meet One Year Deadline to File for Asylum
NYLAG’s Jodi Ziesemer spoke with Documented about the demand for free legal services for asylum-seekers in New York City, one year after thousands were bussed to the city from other states.
Gothamist: A Year After the Invasion, Ukrainians Are Gaining Their Footing in New York
NYLAG’s Jodi Ziesemer spoke to Gothamist about the federal government’s programs to support Ukrainian nationals in the United States as the Russian invasion of Ukraine meets its one-year mark.