New York City to provide lawyers for poor immigrants facing deportation

[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…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/06/new-york-city-to-provide-lawyers-for-poor-immigrants-facing-deportation.php

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