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A Right to Attorney: NYC Looks at a Possible Fix for the Immigration Court Crisis

The Huffington Post - November 18, 2013, by Nick Malinowski - Everyone in the United States has the right to an attorney in criminal court. The same is not true in immigration deportation...

11/18/2013 | Creating Deportation Defense

Undocumented immigrants deported 5.9 million provincial legal aid funding

World Journal - November 8, 2013, by Luohui Qi - New York City this summer from the city council was set aside $ 500,000 to establish the nation's first publicly-provided legal assistance to...

11/8/2013 | Creating Deportation Defense

Legal Defense To Detained Immigrants

Latin Times - Nov 07, 2013

Like the other 13 detainees set to appear before an immigration judge on Wednesday afternoon, Maximiliano Ortiz had been roused in the wee hours of...

11/7/2013 | Combating Family Separation & Deportation, Creating Deportation Defense

Help for Immigrants

Polish Daily News - November 7, 2013 - Contrary to the defendants under the criminal justice system, people in immigration detention have no right to a lawyer from the office. As part of the New...

11/7/2013 | Creating Deportation Defense

New Help for Poor Immigrants Who Are in Custody and Facing Deportation

New York Times – November 6, 2013, by Kirk Semple -

At about 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Maximino Leyva Ortiz, wearing an orange jumpsuit, his wrists shackled, stood before a judge in an...

11/6/2013 | Combating Family Separation & Deportation, Creating Deportation Defense

New York’s Progressive Experiment Tees Up

Politico - November 4, 2013, by Edward-Isaac Dovere -

Even New York liberals weren’t expecting things to go this well.

Tuesday, voters in America’s most...

11/4/2013 | Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’

We’d Be Picking Workers Up Off The Street

Salon - October 29, 2013, by Josh Eidelson -

If the potential president does business's bidding on a new scaffolding bill, workers will die, an advocate warns.


11/4/2013 | Improving Job Quality

New York Immigrant Family Unity Project - The Report

The New York Immigrant Family Unity Project:
Good for Families, Good for Employers, and Good for All New Yorkers

Each year, thousands of New Yorkers — parents, siblings, employers,...

10/29/2013 | Creating Deportation Defense

Fatal Inequality - The Report

Fatal Inequality
Workplace Safety Eludes Construction Workers of Color in New York State

The construction industry is full of dangerous jobs. Smaller companies often have...

10/25/2013 | Improving Job Quality

Más obreros hispanos de la construcción mueren en el trabajo a nivel nacional

Univision National – October 25, 2013 -

Los activista y expertos están poniendo en tela de juicio la seguridad de los trabajadores de la construcción en Nueva York, además, un...

10/25/2013 | Improving Job Quality


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John Leguizamo invites you to save the date! CPD's fall benefit in New York City is on Monday, October 30 from 6:30-9:30pm. More details at:…

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.@JohnLeguizamo invites you to #savethedate for @popdemoc's fall fundraiser in NYC on Oct 30 at @GibneyDance! https://t.co/0qDD2oXt7f

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