Tuesday, November 19, 2019

New York City Pledges $1.9 Million In Funding for Legal Representation for Migrant Children

New York City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, announced that the city has allocated $1.9 million in funds to pay for the legal fees of unaccompanied migrant children facing legal proceedings. This is very welcomed news for thousands of Central American minors who fled the region as a result of increased violence and instability in their […]

Immigrants Facing Deportation in NYC to be Provided with Lawyer

Marking the first time a jurisdiction has voted to provide attorneys to immigrants who cannot afford one, New York City recently approved $4.9 million dollars to fund the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP). The program received only $500,000 in funding last year, but has grown to accommodate the numerous immigrants who still cannot […]

Absence of Latinos in Political Leadership Leaves Latinos in Hardship in Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

Many in the New York and New Jersey region are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy destruction, and Latinos are among those hardest hit. An absence of Latinos in key political leadership positions seems to be leading many in the community to rebuilding at a slower rate. About 29% of New York City’s population is made […]