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NYLPI Testifies at the Budget Hearing before the Committee on Immigration at the New York City Council

Sarika Saxena, Health Justice Staff Attorney, testified on behalf of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest at the Budget Hearing held by New York City Council’s Committee on Immigration. Ms. Saxena thanked City Council for its support of NYLPI’s

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NYLPI submits testimony to New York City Council Committee on Immigration

NYLPI submitted testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Immigration today, highlighting the stories of our clients and communities who are afraid to seek healthcare and other government services because of enforcement changes coming out of Washington.  We

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NYLPI gives testimony to the Public Housing Committee urging further support for NYCHA repairs and transparency in budget

NYLPI offered testimony to the Public Housing Committee’s budget hearing on March 13, arguing for increasing funding and transparency measures for NYCHA’s mold and pest problem. Poor housing conditions in NYCHA housing lead to mold and vermin infestations, which in

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Healthy Housing Resources Page

NYLPI is excited to announce the launch of our Healthy Housing Resources Page, designed to help New Yorkers with asthma or other breathing difficulties assert their right to a home that is safe for them to live in. Too many

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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