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Director of Health Justice Laura Redman Addresses Health Crisis in Immigrant Detention

NYLPI’s Director of the Health Justice Program, Laura Redman, recently published this op-ed in the New York Daily News warning of a developing human rights crisis, as the new administration’s deportation policies will increase the number of persons being sent

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

Detained and Denied: NYLPI Releases Report Spotlighting Access to Healthcare in Immigration Detention

NYLPI’s Health Justice Program released a report today documenting the serious, often life-threatening, deficiencies in the medical care provided to people detained in New York City-area immigration detention facilities. The facilities, County jails that contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs

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

ACT for Health Justice

Join our Health Justice Staff Attorney, Sarika Saxena, as she discusses an innovative new community lawyering model that she is implementing in our UndocuCare project. Working alongside Disability Rights Advocate, Michelle Kraus, and talented law student, Ricky He, 3L at

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

NYLPI Statement on Nomination of Tom Price as Secretary of HHS

U.S. Rep. Tom Price as the head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would be detrimental to America’s health. With a dismal history of supporting policies that benefit the healthcare industry and the wealthy, Price’s appointment threatens

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News

Why We Are Campaigning for Healthier Bronx Housing

Despite increased awareness of how environmental issues intersect with race and poverty, many people ignore some of the greatest environmental hazards such as mold, mildew, asbestos, and lead because they occur in the home rather than outdoors. As covered in

Posted in Campaign, Health Justice, Recent News

HJ Presents on Immigrant Health Access at the Bi-annual NYSBA Partnership Conference in Albany

HJ Director Laura Redman and Staff Attorney Sarika Saxena, along with a colleague from African Services Committee, lead a workshop entitled “Healthcare Access for Immigrant New Yorkers & Strategies for the Undocumented: The World of PRUCOL” for 55 New York

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

DOE’s PE Reporting Sheds Lights on Gaps in Physical Education Throughout NYC

On November 4, 2015 NYLPI and members of the Phys Ed 4 All coalition secured a victory in the passage of Local Law 102. This law mandates the Department of Education (DOE) to track and report how NYC schools are

Posted in Campaign, Health Justice, Press Release, Recent News

NYLPI Welcomes Harvard Law School Public Service Venture Fund Fellow

Daniel Carpenter-Gold will join NYLPI as a Harvard Law School Public Service Venture Fund Fellow. During his year at NYLPI, Daniel will focus on our cross-programmatic Healthy Homes campaign seeking to use creative strategies, such as disability rights laws, to

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News, Staff

NYLPI welcomes our 2016-2017 Schulte Roth & Zabel Fellow

Noran Elzarka, 3L at CUNY Law School, joins NYLPI today as our next Schulte Fellow. Noran spent this summer at Brooklyn Defenders Services in their Immigration Unit, and will focus on immigrant health work here at NYLPI. Welcome Noran!

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News, Staff

NYLPI Client Speaks to Univision about How His Health Has Improved Since Working with UndocuCare Team

After an immigration and health screening, NYLPI Staff Attorney Sarika Saxena worked quickly to provide immigration representation for this seriously ill client, and to connect him to Medicaid, which has already saved his life. He is now receiving the care

Posted in Campaign, Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News