[JURIST] New York lawmakers have approved funding for a program to provide lawyers to indigent residents facing deportation hearings. The New York Immigrant Family Unity Project [Bronx Defenders backgrounder] was created last year but was only funded at $500,000. Wednesday’s vote by the New York City Council expands funding to $4.9 million [press release] to greatly expand the program. While defendants in the criminal justice system have the right to an attorney, there is no such right for individuals facing…
New York City to provide lawyers for poor immigrants facing deportation
30 Jun This entry was published on June 30, 2014 at 9:00 am and is filed under Uncategorized.