The absence of stable housing has made it very difficult for immigrants to track important hearing dates they must attend that are only being sent via mail. NYLAG’s Jodi Ziesemer spoke with Documented about this ongoing issue.
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The National Consumer Law Center’s Partners Council selected the Impact Litigation attorney as a 2023 Rising Star for her work taking on predatory, for-profit schools and student loan debt. CHICAGO, IL
17 Families Along with MFJ, LSNYC, NYLAG, and Community Groups File Federal Civil Rights Complaint Against New York City for Busing Discrimination Against Students with Disabilities
All three groups call on the city to dramatically overhaul busing, implement required transportation accommodations, end egregious delays, and treat students and families with respect. Roughly 100,000 students with disabilities rely on NYC bus services to get to school.
NYLAG Sues Social Security Administration for Keeping Key Policies Secret from the Public and Wrongfully Charging Fees to Public Interest Organizations
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City Limits: ‘They Assigned Us Far Away’: As Shelter Limit Policy Expands, Some Families Are Already Too Familiar
On Monday, October 16th the City released a policy that limits newly arrived immigrant families to only 60days in shelters. This will only further disrupt and traumatize families and will especially impact children. NYLAG’s Deborah Berkman spoke with CityLimits about this outrageous policy.
Melissa Chua, the Associate Director of the Immigration Protection Unit at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), spoke before the New York City Council Committee on immigration regarding legal services for asylum seekers.