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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

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

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

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

NYLPI Executive Director McGregor Smyth writes column in NYLJ: Social Justice in an Age of Uncertainty

The New York Law Journal today published a column by McGregor on the threats arising from the new federal leadership, along with strategies for a response: “For 40 years, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest has partnered with the

Posted in Immigrant, 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

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

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

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 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