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Standing with Immigrants

In the face of a hostile administration, we are taking a stand for our clients. As one of the leading immigration law practices in the country, our Immigration Law Unit has made an enduring impact on the lives of countless New Yorkers. Now, with our client communities facing an extraordinary crisis, we are on the front-lines of the fight for our city’s immigrants. Here are just some of the ways in which we are making a difference.

Public Charge Lawsuit

The Legal Aid Society continues to lead the fight in the courts and on the ground, despite the SCOTUS ruling on January 27, 2020, allowing the rule to go into effect pending further litigation. Our legal team continues to press our case, where we have an argument in the Second Circuit on March 2, 2020. Learn more about the implications of the new rule and how we can help here.

ICE Out of Courts

The Legal Aid Society and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, and New York Attorney General Letitia James and Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez filed two separate lawsuits against Immigration and Customs Enforcement, challenging the legality of the agency’s practice of making civil immigration arrests without a judicial warrant or court order in and around New York State courthouses. Learn more our efforts to keep ICE out of courts.

Protecting Families

We are proud members of the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP). Through NYIFUP, we offer essential protections to immigrant families facing deportation. Learn more about NYIFUP and what we are doing to help.

Read the latest news on our immigration work here.

Protect New York’s Immigrants

We are giving immigrants across our city a voice, helping them secure their status and defend against deportation. Help us make a difference and support your fellow New Yorkers today.

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