Health Justice, Immigrant Justice, UndocuCare

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For the 400,000 immigrant New Yorkers who are undocumented and uninsured, access to healthcare is deeply limited; they rely primarily on expensive visits to the emergency room — or simply go without medical care entirely. This situation is most dire for  people suffering from serious, chronic illnesses such as end-stage renal disease. In New York, people with pending applications for an immigration benefit are eligible for full state-funded Medicaid, which can make a critical difference in their health (Permanently Residing Under Color of Law, or “PRUCOL,” eligibility). Access to insurance and full healthcare services can be life-changing and can reduce uncompensated care at hospitals. Through our UndocuCare campaign, we provide holistic wrap-around services, comprehensive immigration and health screenings, legal representation, and organ transplant advocacy to connect seriously ill immigrant New Yorkers to healthcare.

Following our holistic approach to accessing health care through immigration advocacy, NYLPI’s UndocuCare TGNCI+ provides direct legal services to transgender, gender-nonconforming, intersex (TGNCI) and undocumented individuals living with HIV by filing for viable relief, including asylum, U- and T-visas, and family-based applications.

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If you are interested in our services for undocumented and uninsured immigrants or LGBTQI+ individuals, please call our office line at 212-244-4664. If you call between the hours of 10am and 3pm, you may speak to our receptionist. Otherwise, you should leave a voicemail with the best way to contact you and we will return your call.

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