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LAS, Housing Advocates Launch 2020 Statewide Legislative Campaign

The platform calls on the Legislature and the Governor to pass and enact “Good Cause” eviction legislation and the Home Stability Support Act; bolster funding for public housing; and to act on other housing priorities, according to the Queens Daily Eagle
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NY Landlords Now Required to Provide Tenants Notice Before Terminating a Lease

The law, which went into effect over the weekend, was included in the package of housing reforms passed by the Legislature and enacted into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo this past June, as reported by Patch.
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What’s Next for Immigrant New Yorkers After Court Blocks “Public Charge”

After several courts across the country granted preliminary injunctions last week, blocking the public charge rule from taking effect, THE CITY takes a look at what follows for immigrant communities.
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LAS Files Lawsuit Against NYPD Officer Who Tased, Used Banned Chokehold

“The reason that this escalated is because officers insisted on getting identification for a ticket for a noise violation. Broken windows policing tends to increase tension and violence in communities, rather than reducing it,” said The Legal Aid Society's Cynthia Conti-Cook.
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LAS Wins Criminal Case for Client Who Lost Left Eye During Violent Arrest

The Bronx District Attorney’s Office finally dismissed charges against Johanna Pagan-Alomar, who was brutally assaulted during an arrest last June, reports the New York Daily News.
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LAS, Advocates and Legislators Set Record Straight on New Discovery, Bail Reforms

Amid pushback from law enforcement about the pretrial reforms, the New York Daily News published a story featuring three LAS clients whose lives were upended because prosecutors refused to disclose critical evidence until the last possible second.
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Ground Breaking National Injunction Blocks Trump’s “Public Charge” Immigration Rule

Today’s order issuing a preliminary injunction—the first to be granted nationwide on this issue—blocks the regulation and related application forms from taking effect until a final decision is reached in the litigation.
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LAS in the News 10.11.19

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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LAS Demands NYCHA Immediately Terminate Eviction Proceeding Against Client Suffering from Terminal Cancer

William Sanchez is 64 years old and suffers from stage-four cancer, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Calls on Albany to Enact Automatic Expungement Legislation

On the two year anniversary of a law to seal dated criminal records, only 1,758 out of an estimated 600,000 eligible have capitalized, reports The Appeal.
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