The Trump administration has made it clear that it wants to deport as many non-white immigrants as possible, as quickly as it can, regardless of how many lives are shattered in the process. Yet many New Yorkers can’t afford to hire immigration attorneys who can help with their cases.
No one should be separated from family and have their life upended without their day in court – New York must guarantee legal assistance to immigrant New Yorkers facing deportation.
Since 2017, New York State has offered immigrant legal services through the Liberty Defense Project, but it’s not enough to meet the legal needs of everyone across the state, and Albany isn’t required to keep funding it year after year.
Tell lawmakers to make legal representation a right for New Yorkers facing deportation.
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