NYLPI HIRES AMBER KHAN AS DIRECTOR OF HEALTH JUSTICE

March 24, 2020

New York, NY – March 24, 2020 – New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), a leading civil rights advocacy organization for New Yorkers in need, today announced Amber Khan as its new Director of Health Justice. Khan brings almost 10 years of exp …



NYLPI’S MEDICAL PROVIDER NETWORK & ALLIES SEND OPEN LETTER TO I.C.E. ADVOCATING FOR THE RELEASE OF PEOPLE FROM IMMIGRATION DETENTION TO HELP STOP SPREAD OF COVID-19

March 19, 2020

NYLPI has documented the ongoing human rights crisis in immigration detention facilities. Individuals and families are being forced to live in deplorable conditions and receive abysmal healthcare. Due to the subpar conditions of these facilities, espec …



WNYC quotes NYLPI: ICE Detainees In Newark Allege Poor Medical Care And Mistreatment

January 28, 2020

WNYC and Gothamist cited NYLPI’s work in covering substandard medical care at Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, the largest Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in the New York/New Jersey area.  They also quoted NYLPI’s Kari …



NYLPI Continues Push to extend ‘Fair Fares’ Program to People with Disabilities

January 28, 2020

City Limits quoted Christopher Schuyler, senior staff attorney in NYLPI’s Disability Justice program, in a piece on the city’s January 27th launch of open enrollment for its Fare Fares program, which provides half-priced metrocards to low-income New Yo …



Longtime New Yorker Files Civil Rights Lawsuit over Injuries Resulting from Inadequate Healthcare in ICE Detention

January 23, 2020

January 23, 2020 — Longtime New Yorker Geurys Sosa, originally from the Dominican Republic, has filed a lawsuit against Hudson County and those responsible for his medical care while he was confined to immigration detention at Hudson County Correctiona …



The City reports: ACCESS-A-RIDE USERS FACE ACCESS CHALLENGES AT ACCESS-A-RIDE CENTERS

January 23, 2020

The CITY published a report on widespread accessibility problems in applying for Access-A-Ride, New York City’s paratransit service for people with disabilities.  Among other issues, none of the six required assessment locations across the city has aut …



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