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A study done on behalf of the New York City Bar Association’s Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee finds that, contrary to analyses by the City’s Independent Budget Office (IBO) and City Council’s Finance Department, providing free legal counsel to low-income tenants facing eviction would actually save the city hundreds of millions of dollars.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association commends Representative Hakeem Jeffries and cosponsors for reintroducing H.R. 1700, the Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act (“VIVA”).< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association applauds the New York City Council for allocating $500,000 for the “nation’s first public defender system for immigrants facing deportation,” as the New York Times described it. The Council’s effort is a model for what Congress should enact nationwide, to support justice, economic fairness and efficient administration of the courts.< Continue reading

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In two letters to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, dated April 24th, the New York City Bar Association, through its Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law, applauds the April 16 introduction of the immigration reform bill, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” (S.744).< Continue reading

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