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LAS Answers Your Unemployment Questions

A group of financial and legal experts share their best tips for navigating unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic with Reuters.
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LAS and Kasowitz File Mass Writ to Free Five Incarcerated Clients

As COVID-19 continues to spread at NYS prisons, the petition for habeas corpus seeks the immediate release of vulnerable individuals from facilities in Oneida County, according to THE CITY.
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LAS and NYAG File Motion to Suspend “Public Charge” Rule Amid COVID-19 Outbreak​

Groups are pressing a U.S. District Judge to halt the Trump Administration's immigration wealth test during the public health crisis, according to Law360.
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Op-Ed: Social Distancing Doesn’t Matter When it Comes to Racist, Aggressive Policing

Rigodis Appling, a LAS attorney and member of the Black Attorneys of Legal Aid caucus, slams the NYPD for continuing its discriminatory policing policy towards minorities in today's Truthout.
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LAS Calls for Shift Toward Decarceration Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

"The last couple of weeks have obviously pressed forward in a very hypercritical way the need for us to decarcerate our jails and prisons​,” Tina Luongo, Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Defense Practice, tells The Atlantic.
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LAS Fights for Release of Vulnerable New Yorkers Detained at Rikers for Minor Crimes

The plight of petty offenders kept from release by parole violations and $1 bail are highlighted in a new report by THE CITY.
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LAS Slams NYPD for Neglecting Social Distancing in Social Media Posts

Officers are still clustering in large groups while on patrol, which is dangerous for them and dangerous for the community members they interact with, according to the Queens Daily Eagle.
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LAS Submits 40 Applications Seeking Emergency Executive Clemency From Governor

The Legal Aid Society has asked for expedited review of these applications and has asked that the Governor effectuate the immediate release of these individuals, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS in the News 3.24.20

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 Urges Immigrants to Fight Illegal Removals During Eviction Moratorium

Immigrant rights advocates report a spate of illegal evictions during the pandemic, NY1 Noticias reports.
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