Archive for July, 2011

General Information about the two types of G.I. Bill

July 29, 2011 at 7:54 pm 0 comments

In 2010, the Obama administration announced that after nine years of fighting, the U.S. Army would begin to withdraw the American troops currently stationed in Afghanistan.  With the pullout planned for July of 2011, thousands of American troops will return to their home soil as early as next month.  ThereRead More

New Law Protects Tenants Facing Eviction

July 29, 2011 at 4:18 pm 0 comments

A new law called The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA) can help families facing eviction in a foreclosed building. The law requires the new owner (even if it is the bank) to give you at least 90 days notice before you have to leave. If you are a tenantRead More

Deadline for Haitians to re-register for TPS Coming 8/22/11

July 27, 2011 at 10:46 pm 0 comments

Haitian nationals who have already been granted TPS under the original designation of Haiti for TPS must apply to re-register for TPS by Monday, August 22, 2011 in order to maintain their TPS status. For Haitian nationals who do not have TPS but who have been residing in the UnitedRead More

New York State Assistance to Help Survive the Summer Heat

July 25, 2011 at 6:27 pm 0 comments

For many New Yorkers with serious medical issues a heat wave can be matter of life or death, especially if you can not afford one.  The New York State Homes and Community Renewal has a program, HEAP Funding Assistance For Air Conditioners, to help low-income New Yorkers whose health issuesRead More

Understanding Poverty in New York City

July 15, 2011 at 1:51 am 0 comments

This month, the City Limits Magazine published an in-depth investigative story on poverty in America’s largest city, New York City.  In this edition, they ask an important and simple question, remember poverty?  Despite federal and city-wide welfare reforms over the years, there are more New Yorkers living in poverty thanRead More

Executive Office for Immigration Review disciplined attorneys for violations

July 6, 2011 at 7:04 pm 0 comments

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has taken disciplinary action against attorneys who violate the Rules of Professional Conduct for immigration attorneys and representatives.  On their website their is a chart provided with a list of the currently disciplined immigration practioners.  Click here for the list. Anyone who isRead More