Immigration fraud & the new Immigration Restitution Fund

The New York Attorney General’s office has created the Immigration Restitution Fund to assist immigrants who were falsely promised citizenship, residency or other immigration related services by two well known Immigration Assistance Service Programs.   Are you an immigrant who was a client of  the International Immigration Foundation, Inc (IIF) or the International Professional Association … Read moreImmigration fraud & the new Immigration Restitution Fund

Immigrants' access to the Affordable Care Act

The National Council of la Raza reports that 10. 2 million Latinos are eligible for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Yet, there are still many questions regarding what types of immigration statuses are eligible and which are not. In a nutshell, under ACA only “lawfully present” immigrants can qualify to either buy private health insurance … Read moreImmigrants' access to the Affordable Care Act

Infographic shows time immigrants spend in detention

An infographic developed by Center for American Progress shows how much time immigrants can expect to spend in detention. On average immigrants with no serious offenses can expect to spend an average of one month in detention. However, those that are fighting deportation can be detained three times longer, in some cases even years. With … Read moreInfographic shows time immigrants spend in detention

How's technology evolving immigrant service delivery?

In partnership with the CUNY Immigration Working Group, we’re releasing a new video and accompanying lesson plan to get nonprofit staff acquainted with emerging tech-driven initiatives. 
 
If you would like one of our staff to go over the video and lesson plan with your organization, contact Wilneida Negron at: wnegron@nylawhelp.org to request a free in-house training. 
 
Thanks to Mark O’Brien from Pro Bono Net, Matthew Burnett from Immigration Advocates Network, and Emma Murphy from Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC for their interview time!