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LAS in the News 02.26.21

At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of the courtroom to defend our clients and dismantle the hidden, systemic barriers that can prevent them from thriving in New York City. We seek to be a beacon of hope for those who feel neglected —regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they identify. Our experienced teams provide comprehensive services, support, and advocacy that protect rights, keep families and communities together, and in many cases, saves lives. 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:

LAS calls on Biden to rescind “public charge” rule as SCOTUS agrees to hear appeal

Washington Post: Supreme Court agrees to hear challenges to Trump’s abortion, green-card rules
Black Star News: Trump’s Racist Use of Public Charge Rule Against Immigrants to be Examined
El Diario: Alertan a inmigrantes no caer en garras de estafadores tras proyecto migratorio de Biden
Law360: Justices To Review Immigrant Wealth Test Again

As vaccine eligibility expands, incarcerated New Yorkers must be included

ABC News: Teens 16 and older who are homeless, jailed or in foster care facilities eligible for vaccine
Queens Daily Eagle: NY makes homeless young people eligible for vaccine
Adirondack Daily Enterprise: Advocates: NY leaving inmates vulnerable to virus
El Diario: Exigen a Cuomo liberar a presos vulnerables al COVID-19 en cárceles de NY

LAS backs “clean slate” legislation

NYDN: N.Y. pols propose ‘clean slate’ legislation to seal and expunge criminal records
Univision: ‘Clean Slate’, la propuesta que busca eliminar los récords criminales de ciertos

More LAS in the news

Time Magazine: For Victims and the Accused, Justice Is Delayed as COVID-19 Snarls Courts
SI Advance: Report: Proposed plan to hire 475 new NYPD school safety agents sparks opposition
The Intercept: “Dying of Cold”: ICE Detainees Freezing in Southern Prisons
Impact Latino: Es un requisito completar el “Declaración de Dificultades” para evitar el desalojo
ABC7: $1 billion in unpaid NYC rent due to COVID pandemic: Check your neighborhood here
Legislative Gazette: Legislation repeals policing tactic that targeted transgender community
Queens Daily Eagle: Body camera damaged after cop appears to kneel on man’s neck: attorney
Politico: Education, social justice groups urge city to rescind plans for 475 new school safety agents
QNS: Two dozen groups support lawmaker’s effort to end state incentive for opportunity zones
The City: City Jailers Defy Oversight Board to Keep Young Adults in Isolation
The Intercept: Two Years After Viral Chokehold Video, NYPD Office Has Faced No Deiscipline
WNYC: This Officer Used A Banned Chokehold. Two Years Later, He Has Still Not Been Disciplined.
El Diario: Legislatura estatal aprobar ley para detener prácticas antiéticas de cobros de Medicaid
El Diario: $1 mil millones de dólares suman rentas no pagadas en la pandemia en Nueva York
City & State: This week’s biggest Winners & Losers
City & State: The 2021 Nonprofit Power 100