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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

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

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