Immigrants must be aware of immigration scams

  “If you pay this fee, you’re guaranteed a place in the Diversity Immigrant Visa program!”  “You can have this form for $20.”  “Under DACA, you’re eligible for these services.”  “If you don’t pay $300 immediately, you will be deported.” Don’t be fooled by immigration scams! Immigration laws are complicated, so it’s no surprise there’s … Read moreImmigrants must be aware of immigration scams

Legal Aid and others provide representation for detained immigrants

Currently, there is no right to legal counsel for immigrants, including people seeking asylum and families with children and those who cannot afford an attorney find themselves navigating the court system alone. In response, The Legal Aid Society and our legal services partners formed the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), an innovative project … Read moreLegal Aid and others provide representation for detained immigrants

Immigrants Safer from Fraud

Last week Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the formation of a new joint task force to target those who prey on immigrants. “Our joint city-state anti-fraud task force will stop fraudsters in their tracks and provide a safe place for immigrant fraud victims to come forward,” said Mayor de … Read moreImmigrants Safer from Fraud

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