Trump’s Public Charge Rule Hurts Our Clients

August 13, 2019

The Trump Administration’s new immigration rule will force our clients and communities to choose between the people they love and the food, housing, and healthcare they need. Under the “public charge” rule, having a disability or using government progr …

A “people-powered initiative”: The history of waste equity policy in New York

July 31, 2019

Our pop-up social justice museum was packed tonight for a discussion about using innovative policy solutions to advance the goals of sustainability and equity in New York. You can watch video of the discussion here. NYLPI’s Senior Attorney for Environm …

“Most individuals I’ve spoken to tell me that they’re treated like animals.”

July 30, 2019

Dozens of New Yorkers attended a panel discussion at All Access, our pop-up social justice museum, focused on healthcare in immigration detention, today. You can watch video of the event on our Facebook page. NYLPI’s health justice attorney Yleana Roma …

Attorney General Barr: We Must Retain Medical Access For People With Disabilities

July 25, 2019

NYLPI and a host of New York disability justice organizations have written to the U.S. Attorney General, William Barr, on the eve of the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, asking him not to withdraw a 2010 rule about the …

NYLPI Advocacy Instrumental In Release Of Sick Bronx Man from ICE custody

July 23, 2019

We’re delighted to report that a sick Bronx dad whose family feared he would die in ICE custody was released on Tuesday, following the granting of a humanitarian parole request, at least partially in response to a medical consultation put together by NYLPI’s Medical Providers Network. 

NYLPI Attends Queens Immigration Townhall With AOC

July 22, 2019

NYLPI Community Organizer for Health Justice Mia Soto attended a congressional town hall event on immigration this weekend in Corona, Queens, along with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Discussion at the event focused on recent upticks in immigr …

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