Tag: Legal Aid Society

‘If You’re Like Me, You Can’t Sit By. This Is America.’

Second of two articles. Read the first here. Family separations at the border are not the only crisis immigrant children face. Children who were taken from their parents, or who crossed the border alone, also go to their immigration hearings alone. And “alone” means no lawyer. Many Americans are shocked that there is no right […]

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How New Rent Laws in N.Y. Help All Tenants

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The bulk of the landmark changes to New York’s rent laws last week was aimed at strengthening protections for the 2.4 million people who live in New York City’s rent-regulated apartments, or almost half of the city’s tenants. But […]

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Lawyers by Day, Uber Drivers and Bartenders by Night

Her story is a familiar one in the gig economy era: She works several odd jobs like delivering food for Grubhub and UberEats, or helping people with their tax returns. But Danielle happens to have a full-time job: She is a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society in New York. The same goes for […]

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