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LAS, Pro Bono Lawyers Continue the Fight Against ICE Courthouse Arrests

Immigrant rights attorneys in Doe v. ICE argued against a Motion to Dismiss this week in U.S. District Court, according to AM New York.
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Executed Evictions in NYC Still Falling as a Result of Housing Reforms, Right to Counsel

The Legal Aid Society hailed the success of the newly enacted rent laws and New York City’s Right to Counsel program in housing court, according to the Queens Daily Eagle.
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Stop-and-Frisk Procedures Jump 22 Percent in 2019

A staggering 90 percent of those stops involved New Yorkers of color, according to the New York Daily News.
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Elected Officials, Advocates Rally to Defend Asylum for Survivors

The rally called on the U.S. government to maintain asylum protections for survivors of domestic or gang-related violence.
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LAS in the News 2.07.20

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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City Council to Examine City’s DNA Collection, Storage Practices

The Legal Aid Society praised the New York City Council for announcing an oversight hearing to finally examine civil rights and privacy concerns, according to the Queens Daily Eagle.
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Watch: Lawmakers Say “Good Cause” Bill Could Curb Evictions in New York

Currently, New Yorkers who live in unregulated or “market-rate” apartments without a lease can be evicted at any time, simply at their landlord’s whim, according to PIX 11.
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Alfonzo Riley Uses His Second Chance to Seek Clemency for Others

Riley, a paralegal in The Legal Aid Society’s Wrongful Conviction Unit, was recently profiled byThe Appeal.
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NYC Renters Will No Longer Have to Pay Broker’s Fees

Under the new ruling, the fees brokers have typically passed on to renters must now be paid by landlords instead, reports Curbed NY.
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Watch: NY Leaders Call for Passage of “Good Cause” Eviction Legislation

The bill would give every tenant in New York State the right to a renewal lease and protection against unreasonable rent increases and would require landlords to have “just cause” to evict a tenant in an unregulated or “market-rate” housing unit.
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