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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 Releases New Guide to Educate Nonprofits on Their Legal Rights to Combat Immigration Enforcement

As part of our nonprofit capacity building work, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) is pleased to announce the release of a special guide that outlines best practices for nonprofits when assisting and protecting immigrant clients in this

Posted in Immigrant, PBCH, Press Release, Pro Bono Clearinghouse, 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’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