Growing our user community: 2016 LHI Tech Summit

It’s hard to believe time has gone by so quickly, but earlier this month I attended my fourth LawHelp Interactive (LHI) annual technical summit. This 2-day summit has served as a time to meet in-person with the full LHI team which spans from Coast to Coast, as well as with various LHI field partners, funders, … Read moreGrowing our user community: 2016 LHI Tech Summit

Myths vs. Facts on Gender Identity Protections

Under the NYC Human Rights Law – and as emphasized by Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s Executive Order on Monday – transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers can use single-sex facilities that correspond with their gender identity. The Commission has compiled – and corrected – some common “myths” about this aspect of our Law, as seen … Read moreMyths vs. Facts on Gender Identity Protections

Challenges of Homeless Students in NYC

“New York City has reached its highest levels of homelessness since the Great Depression,” according to Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner in an article on CityLimits.org.  With one out of every nine students in New York City public schools experiencing homelessness in the past four years, the impact on children’s education cannot be overstated. Students who are … Read moreChallenges of Homeless Students in NYC

Uncontested Divorce DIY Forms

Get acquainted with the basics of “No Fault Divorce,” with the video below. If your divorce is “uncontested” (see the definition in the link) you can use the NY Court System’s Uncontested Divorce self-help form to produce divorce papers that you can file in court. Click on the accompanying video that explains this form. Follow … Read moreUncontested Divorce DIY Forms

Tackling Student Debt?

One of the harshest realities of being a college student and graduate is paying back student loans. Students face significant pressure just getting into college and staying in college, but the pressures continue long after you graduate when you have debt. The recent graduating class of 2015, faces the highest amount of student loan debt, … Read moreTackling Student Debt?

What is DAPA?

What is DAPA?

iAmerica provides a brief overview in this short video:

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Deferred Action is a federal government program that provides temporary protection from deportation. Deferred Action also allows you to apply for a Social Security number, work authorization, and special permission to allow travel to and from the United States.

Deferred Action is not a permanent immigration status. It is not a green card or a path to citizenship. People who get Deferred Action cannot apply for federally funded public benefits, such as food stamps, housing subsidies, Affordable Care Act health insurance premium subsidies, or student financial aid.

The DAPA Story: A Legal Battle   The 5th Circuit Court has not ruled on president’s immigration initiatives DAPA and expanded DACA. If they don’t rule before Nov. 1st, it will be really hard for this case to go the Supreme Court before the end of 2016, meaning the hopes and dreams of millions of families will be put on hold. #DAPAstory

– iAmerica

 

For additional information on DAPA/DACA visit the National Immigrant Justice Center review the resources LawHelpNY has curated.

Facing Foreclosure? Get Live Chat Assistance via CourtHelp

The foreclosure crisis in New York State is far from over. Foreclosures filings in New York remain high, hovering at more than 40,000* a year since 2013, a number well above pre-recession levels. After reaching a low in 2011 of under 17,000, the number of filings began to creep back up to a level alarmingly … Read moreFacing Foreclosure? Get Live Chat Assistance via CourtHelp