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7 Days on the Border

by Rachel SearleJuly 23, 2019

It comes as no surprise to people that it is becoming increasingly difficult to seek asylum in the United States. Stephen Miller, this administration’s top immigration policy advisor to President Trump is quoted as saying that he “would be happy if not a single refugee foot ever again touched American soil.”  I spent a week … Continue reading 7 Days on the Border

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How to Avoid Immigration Scams

by Suzanne Tomatore

The Trump administration has placed an increasing priority on immigration enforcement. All immigrants have rights in the U.S. If you are a noncitizen, make an emergency plan, avoid scams and do not be misled by rumors. Seek the advice of an experienced immigration lawyer to better understand the law and your rights. To find an … Continue reading How to Avoid Immigration Scams

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Vets With Mental Health Issues Need Legal Advocacy

by Logan CampbellJune 27, 2019

On National PTSD Awareness Day, we are reminded just how prevalent mental health illnesses are among the U.S. veteran population. In a 2018 study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) mental health services, it was estimated that of the approximately 4.1 million veterans who served in the post-9/11 era, 23.2% may suffer from … Continue reading Vets With Mental Health Issues Need Legal Advocacy

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“My Kids Are All I Care About”: Father of Five Fights Homelessness, and Wins

by Ariana JavidiJune 14, 2019

Every day at the Justice Center we’re inspired by the fathers we serve, who fight tirelessly for their children. These dads often face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to fulfilling their kids’ most basic needs, and yet remain relentlessly committed to them. For Father’s Day, we wanted to celebrate the struggles and perseverance of these dads by … Continue reading “My Kids Are All I Care About”: Father of Five Fights Homelessness, and Wins

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50 Years After Stonewall: City Bar Justice Center Assists LGBT Seniors to Age in Place

by Scott KohanowskiJune 7, 2019

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the seminal LGBT civil rights moment – the Stonewall Riots in the West Village, during which the LGBT community stood up to systemic persecution by law enforcement and to the indifference and animosity of politicians and the courts. People from around the world celebrate with New York City during … Continue reading 50 Years After Stonewall: City Bar Justice Center Assists LGBT Seniors to Age in Place

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Single Mothers of Color Struggle Most in NYC Family Shelters

by Ariana JavidiJune 4, 2019

Approximately 63,000 people sleep in New York City’s municipal shelter system each night, and thousands more sleep on park benches, in the streets, or in other public spaces. As rents and the cost of living in the city increase, more and more New Yorkers have found themselves without a home and in the shelter system … Continue reading Single Mothers of Color Struggle Most in NYC Family Shelters

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