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HJ attorney educates Surrogate’s Court judges on immigrant access to healthcare

HJ Staff Attorney and UndocuCare Project Manager, Sarika Saxena, is presenting at the New York City Surrogate’s Judges monthly roundtable on immigrant access to healthcare today.  In light of concerning Staten Island hospital practices on behalf of undocumented and uninsured

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News

Language Access at Hospitals – It’s the Law!

Did you know that you have the right to a free interpreter in your primary language when interacting with your medical provider or the staff at any NYC hospital?  Check out NYLPI’s new Know Your Rights one-pager in English and

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

NYLPI Detained and Denied Report on NY1

County jails continue to fail to provide medical care to people whom ICE confines while they await immigration proceedings.  NYLPI’s February 2017 report detailing the deplorable conditions and lack of medical attention at the jails was mentioned in NY1 report

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

NYLPI Board Member Files Amicus Brief in Appellate Court on Behalf of NYLPI, Supporting the Rights of Persons with Mental Disabilities

The firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP filed an amicus brief on behalf of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) in the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department, in the case of Davison v. State

Posted in Disability Rights, Health Justice, Recent News

Health Justice Organizer hosts Medical Advocacy Writing Workshop with Physicians for the Health Advocacy in the Immigration Detention System

Last week on August 9th 2017, Lauren Quijano, Health Justice Community Organizer, hosted a medical letter writing workshop “Melting the ICE: Breaking Down Barriers in Immigration Detention” with partnering physicians in NYLPI’s Medical Provider Network, in an effort to share

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News

Major Gift from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Creates New NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Position

NYLPI is excited to announce that Weil, a longtime partner of NYLPI, has sponsored a new Senior Staff Attorney position through a generous gift.  With fundamental rights under attack, this gift will increase our capacity at a time of critical

Posted in Disability Rights, Health Justice, Press Release, Recent News, Staff

HJ Director participates in national webinar on improving access to healthcare in immigration detention

On June 27, 2017, Laura Redman, HJ Director, joined Human Rights Watch and CIVIC in a national webinar Fighting for Dignity: Advocacy Tools for Improving Medical Care for Immigrants in Detention.  Laura discussed how NYLPI’s work and recent report documented

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News

NYLPI Health Justice Director Laura Redman receives NYC Bar Legal Services Award

The New York City Bar on Wednesday presented its prestigious Legal Services Award to NYLPI’s Director of Health Justice, Laura Redman. The award recognizes Laura and her team’s groundbreaking work documenting the growing human rights crisis in immigration detention and

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

NYLPI report on medical neglect in immigrant detention facilities inspires Senators to demand a response from the Trump administration.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand led a letter with 11 Senate colleagues to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly demanding answers to a series of urgent questions after multiple reports of inhumane conditions in immigrant detention centers. Detained immigrants

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News

NYLPI’s Health in Detention Program included in Human Rights Watch report as an example of “creative medical advocacy”

NYLPI’s Health Justice Program has dealt with “the barriers” to traditional advocacy for “necessary and appropriate care,” by “turn[ing] to novel forms of advocacy … [and has]  develop[ed a sustained analysis of patterns of poor care.”  NYLPI’s program included individual

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News