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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

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

NYLPI Congratulates Diethelm, Flumenbaum on 2017 Law & Society Awards

Today, NYLPI was thrilled to honor Markus Diethelm, Group General Counsel of UBS, and Martin Flumenbaum, Senior Litigation Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP at the 24th Annual Law & Society Award Luncheon. “NYLPI is celebrating 40

Posted in Law and Society, Press Release, 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 Statement on the Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

NYLPI thanks everyone for all their hard work in reaching out to the Senate to advocate for the rights of students with disabilities during the confirmation hearings for education secretary. Although Secretary DeVos was confirmed, it was by the smallest

Posted in Disability Rights, Healthy Schools, Recent News

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) opposes Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary

NYLPI’s Disability Justice program represents hundreds of students with disabilities every year.  These students depend on vigorous enforcement of federal civil rights laws, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  DeVos’ public record and confirmation hearing show that she

Posted in Disability Rights, Recent News

NYLPI and 9 Peer Disability Rights Organizations Help to Halt MTA Fare Hike that would Unfairly Burden People with Disabilities who use Access-A-Ride

NYLPI and nine peer disability rights organizations wrote to Governor Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio this week to oppose a 9% fare increase on city buses and subways that would have unfairly impacted people with disabilities who use Access-A-Ride. Many Access-A-Ride

Posted in Recent News

Pro Bono Clearinghouse Will Host a Panel on the Intersection of Disability Justice and Criminal Justice

Join NYLPI’s Pro Bono Clearinghouse as our panel of experienced pro bono attorneys discusses the many ways in which people with disabilities face barriers within the criminal justice system, including inaccessible vehicles and buildings, a lack of communication services for the

Posted in PBCH, Pro Bono Clearinghouse, Pro Bono Workshops, Recent News

NYLPI Opposes Confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) stands with public interest organizations across the country in opposing the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as Attorney General.  Sessions’ record opposing civil rights and immigration, and his affiliations with anti-immigrant

Posted in Recent News

Naturalization Clinic Hosted by NYLPI and Other Organizations

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) in collaboration with Catholic Migration Services (CMS), Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, and several major law firms are hosting a large scale naturalization clinic providing free immigration counsel to individuals across

Posted in Pro Bono Clearinghouse, 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