Monthly Archives: July 2016

NYLPI Holds Inaugural UndocuCare Screening at Grameen Vida Sana

NYLPI is today holding its inaugural UndocuCare comprehensive immigration and health screening event at Grameen Vida Sana in Jackson Heights, Queens. Seven individuals, pre-screened by NYLPI’s advocate team, are scheduled for full comprehensive immigration and health screenings, with on site

Posted in Campaign, Disability Rights, Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

NYLPI Authors New Transform Don’t Trash NYC Report

This new research report co-authored by NYLPI and ALIGN details six evidence-based recommendations for how we can ensure that pro-recycling policies are also pro-business. The Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition believes that as the city expands and enforces its commercial

Posted in Campaign, Environmental Justice, Recent News

NYLPI helps move forward improved nail salon ventilation regulations

NYLPI, as part of the Healthy Nail Salons Coalition, has been at the forefront of advocacy efforts for more environmental safety regulations in the nail salon industry.  New York state recently issued proposed regulations for enhanced ventilation within the industry

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

NYLPI and the City of New York Enter into Groundbreaking Structured Negotiation Agreement to Ensure the Physical Accessibility of New York City Courthouses

Following NYLPI’s March 2015 Accessible Justice Report, which documented the widespread inaccessibility of New York City’s courthouses to people with mobility impairments, the City of New York, NYLPI, and four of our clients entered into a groundbreaking Structured Negotiation Agreement

Posted in Disability Rights, Recent News

Pro Bono Success!

The Metropolitan Society for International Affairs is committed to fostering an engaged and informed dialogue among millennials about global issues. Through regular educational panel events and online content, the organization will provide young people with new perspectives on and involve

Posted in PBCH, Pro Bono Clearinghouse, Pro Bono Shoutouts, Recent News

Charles v. Orange County Press Release

  N E W S R E L E A S E For Immediate Release Contact: Stephanie Ramirez 212-784-5704 Hillary Wasserman   Federal Lawsuit Challenges Unconstitutional “Discharge and Dump” Policy Targeted at New Yorkers with Mental Illness in Immigration Detention  

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NYLPI Brings Federal Lawsuit Challenging Failure to Provide Discharge Planning for People Confined to Immigration Detention

NYLPI and pro bono co-counsel, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, filed a constitutional challenge today on behalf of two individuals who were confined in civil immigration detention at the Orange County Detention Center. The two plaintiffs have serious mental illnesses

Posted in Event, Health Justice, Immigrant, Press Release, Recent News

NYLPI Environmental Justice Program Testifies on New Waste and Recycling Rules

During three separate public hearings held on June 3, June 9, and June 16, representatives of NYLPI’s Environmental Justice program testified about the impact proposed regulations would likely have on communities overburdened by waste. NYLPI praised efforts by New York

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

City Council Holds Oversight Hearing about Access to NYC Courthouses

As City Limits reports, on June 23, 2016, the New York City Council held an oversight hearing concerning the problems identified in NYLPI’s March 2015 report, “Accessible Justice: Ensuring Equal Access to Courthouses for People with Disabilities.”  NYLPI submitted written

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