Archive for May, 2011

As New York becomes more diverse, redistricting takes center stage

May 31, 2011 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Last week, we wrote about how the 2010 Census results are showing that New York is becoming a more diverse state. The Hispanic and Asian populations have increased thereby now making up a larger percentage of the New York State population. Now that the census results are out, redistricting isRead More

2010 Census Data Shows New York State’s Population is Dynamic and Changing!

May 25, 2011 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

The 2010 census has revealed a significant amount of population change in the last 10 years. In New York’s 62 counties, only 17 counties had a reported population loss; the rest posted gains. You can find more details about the changing population of New York State here: http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/. One ofRead More

TPS for Haiti Beneficiaries Extended

May 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

Effective July 23, 2011, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti beneficiaries will be extended for 18 months. This will allow TPS beneficiaries to remain in the United States through January 22, 2013. The TPS extension applies only to those Haitians who have continuously resided in the United States since JanRead More

Do you still have questions on the new divorce law passed last year?

May 13, 2011 at 8:00 pm 0 comments

In October 2010, New York became one of the last states in the country to adopt a “no-fault” divorce ground.  In other states, no-fault is commonly called “irreconcilable differences.”  To use this no-fault ground, the spouse seeking a divorce must allege that the marriage has “broken down irretrievably” for a periodRead More

Housing Discrimination on the Rise!

May 11, 2011 at 7:48 pm 0 comments

The Wall Street Journal recently reported a rise in complaints about housing discrimination in New York City. This is especially true for low-income tenants who receive a government subsidy to use for rent. Even though the City Council voted to prohibit discrimination in housing based on the tenant’s source ofRead More

New York Language Access Rights

May 3, 2011 at 4:11 pm 0 comments

As findings from the recent 2010 Census start to come out, one thing is clear; America is becoming increasingly diverse.  Leading this new change in demographics in America are Hispanics and Asians and Pacific Islanders populations, which are the fastest growing. The federal legislation, Title VI of the Civil RightsRead More