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NYLPI Sues ICE to Challenge “Discharge and Dump” Policy Targeting New Yorkers with Mental Illness in Immigration Detention

N E W S R E L E A S E For Immediate Release Contact: Hillary Wasserman 212-784-5704 hwasserman@groupgordon.com   Federal Lawsuit Against the United States Challenges “Discharge and Dump” Policy Targeted at New Yorkers with Mental Illness in Immigration

Posted in Health Justice

NYLPI Executive Director McGregor Smyth Gives Presentation on Health Justice at Fordham Law School

The Feerick Center for Social Justice featured McGregor Smyth, Executive Director of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, as part of its Social Justice Luncheon Speaker Series.  McGregor spoke about Fighting Discrimination in Healthcare in 2018, including NYLPI’s work

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

NYLPI Sues ICE to Challenge “Discharge and Dump” Policy Targeting New Yorkers with Mental Illness in Immigration Detention

NYLPI and co-counsel Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. government last night after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a man with mental illness from immigration detention without planning for the continuity of his

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

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Applauds the Cuomo Administration’s Announcement that DACA Recipients Will Remain Eligible for State-Funded Medicaid

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest applauds the Cuomo Administration’s announcement that recipients under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in New York State will remain eligible for State-funded Medicaid. NYLPI has been working with its Coverage4All

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News, Staff

NYLPI Health Justice Director Presents on Health in Detention Campaign to National Medical and Legal Communities

NYLPI Health Justice Director Laura Redman will present NYLPI’s medical-legal-community partnership today on the panel “Building Provider Networks and Utilizing Technology Solutions” at the national Roundtable Event: Health Care Access in Immigration Detention Centers organized by Jones Day.  Laura will

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News, Staff

Open Letter about poor medical care at Hudson County Immigration Facility: NYLPI uses creative strategies to address failures

Continuing our ongoing work to address inadequate medical care in immigration detention facilities, NYLPI announced today that it has submitted an open letter complaint detailing Hudson County Correctional Facility and ICE’s failure to provide adequate medical care and adequate discharge

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News

City Council Passes Bill to Protect Tenants from Dangerous Asthma Triggers

The New York City Council voted today to pass the Asthma-Free Housing Act (Intro385C), a bill that allows renters to live safely in homes free of mold, pests, and indoor health hazards. Councilwoman Rosie Mendez (D-2) worked for ten years

Posted in Disability Rights, Environmental Justice, Health Justice, Recent News

NYLPI invited to testify at the New York State Assembly hearing on immigrant access to healthcare.

Sarika Saxena, HJ Staff Attorney/UndocuCare Project Manager testified today at the first ever New York State Assembly hearing on immigrant access to healthcare. NYLPI was one of two legal organizations chosen to testify. Our testimony called on the Assembly to

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

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