Many Russian émigrés lost access to Russian pensions after the invasion of Ukraine and have petitioned the Social Security Administration to increase monthly payments to offset the loss. NYLAG’s Michelle Spadafore spoke with GBH News about the issue.
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NYLAG’s Abby Biberman spoke with the Times Union about the recent spike in demand for food and cash assistance for low-income residents in New York. “Anecdotally, our clients are experiencing a lot of problems with their benefits lately,” Biberman said. “We’ve seen a lot of delays.”
New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of three new legal services grants aimed at assisting the thousands of immigrants who have arrived in New York City this year. NYLAG is one of three community-based organizations to receive funding.
In a new op-ed for City Limits, NYLAG’s Melissa Chua advocates for the need to re-designate Temporary Protected Status for newly arrived Venezuelan immigrants. “With policies such as this, that lead with humanity instead of enforcement, thousands of Venezuelan nationals who cannot return home could work and remain legally in the United States while finding temporary safety within our borders.”
For many of us, the holidays are a stressful and costly time, and budgeting for gifts and events can be challenging to say the least. NYLAG Senior Financial Counselor Jorge Ruiz shares some tips for saving during the holiday shopping frenzy.
NYLAG’s Melissa Chua spoke with Gothamist about New York City’s backlogged immigration system and the enduring difficulties that newly-arrived immigrants face in accessing resources. “There’s nowhere to refer clients. There’s no place to send them because we know that everyone is working at capacity.”