Immigrants and Access to the Affordable Care Act

Immigrants and Access to the Affordable Care Act

December 30, 2013

The National Council of la Raza reports that 10. 2 million Latinos will be eligible for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) when it goes into effect in January 1, 2014.  However, there are still many questions regarding what types of immigration statuses are eligible and which are not. In aRead More

3 things you can do now to help New York’s aging immigrant population

3 things you can do now to help New York’s aging immigrant population

April 2, 2014

 Poverty, alienation, and vulnerability are some of the challenges facing New York’s aging immigrant population.  For every challenge immigrant seniors face, there is a clear and worrying consequences.  For example, the table below shows the main challenges senior immigrants in NY face along with the quality of life issues thatRead More

New law expands sick days for NYC workers

New law expands sick days for NYC workers

April 23, 2014

On March 19, 2014 Mayor de Blasio signed into law a major expansion of the Earned Sick Time Act that was first enacted last spring. Businesses with 5 + employees who are hired to work more than 80 hours a calendar year are now required to provide paid sick daysRead More

1 in 3 Teens Suffer from Dating Violence. Know How to Get Help in New York

1 in 3 Teens Suffer from Dating Violence. Know How to Get Help in New York

September 29, 2013

A recent report found that more than one-third of U.S. teens say they’ve suffered abuse during dating.  These figures also show a disturbing trend – that teen dating abuse is not going away.  If anything, its getting worse.  So, what can do we do?  For one, studies have found thatRead More

Lessons Learned from the 11/15/13 Long Island Language Advocate Conference

Lessons Learned from the 11/15/13 Long Island Language Advocate Conference

November 25, 2013

LawHelpNY staff were present at the 11/15/13 Long Island Language Advocate Conference at Touro Law Center.  We got a chance to learn about three new programs serving immigrants in Long Island and the greater NYC area. Below is a general description of their services with information on how to contactRead More

Adelphi Offering a Free “Know Your Rights as a HealthCare Consumer” on 11/20

Adelphi Offering a Free “Know Your Rights as a HealthCare Consumer” on 11/20

November 19, 2013

With the official launch of the New York Health Plan Marketplace coming up in January 1, 2014, New Yorkers are faced with questions and uncertainty over their healthcare.  Residents of Long Island will have an opportunity to get some of these questions answered at an upcoming free seminar by TheRead More

Need a Passport?  The Consulate of Mexico in New York is Issuing Passports in Brooklyn 12/4 – 12/8

Need a Passport? The Consulate of Mexico in New York is Issuing Passports in Brooklyn 12/4 – 12/8

December 5, 2013

The New York Immigration Coalition and PS 24 would like to extend an invitation to your communities to this important event for immigrant families this Wednesday, December 4th through Sunday, December 8th: THE CONSULATE OF MEXICO IN NEW YORK WILL BE ISSUING PASSPORTS AND CONSULAR ID’s in Sunset Park, BrooklynRead More

New York Forum on Tax Identity Theft

New York Forum on Tax Identity Theft

January 7, 2014

Tax identity theft is the fastest growing forms of identity theft in the U.S.  Learn how to protect yourself, your family, and your friends at this moderated panel discussion. SPEAKERS: Robin Eichen, Federal Trade Commission William Kalb, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) Giovanni Lepore, IRS Sarah Dranoff, SouthRead More

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