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Are you considering a payday loan?

Are you considering a payday loan?

September 2, 2014 at 1:01 am 0 comments

At some point in your life, you may find yourself thinking about getting a payday loan.  Let’s face it, the truth is that for those of us with limited income and living paycheck to paycheck, a sudden bill such as a medical expense, traffic ticket, etc., can put us inRead More

Immigration fraud & the new Immigration Restitution Fund

Immigration fraud & the new Immigration Restitution Fund

August 30, 2014 at 4:08 am 0 comments

The New York Attorney General’s office has created the Immigration Restitution Fund to assist immigrants who were falsely promised citizenship, residency or other immigration related services by two well known Immigration Assistance Service Programs.   Are you an immigrant who was a client of  the International Immigration Foundation, Inc (IIF)Read More

Did you ever wonder, What is Probate?

Did you ever wonder, What is Probate?

August 27, 2014 at 10:32 pm 0 comments

Well, maybe never if you’re under 50, but as you get older, it does become a concern.  Alexander H Ryley, Director of the Elderly Project at Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) in New York City decided to explain “Probate” in response to questions from seniors who had recently lost aRead More

Do you know your school loan interest rate?

Do you know your school loan interest rate?

August 25, 2014 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

Whether you are a college student or the parent of one, its important to take a few minutes to look at the small print on your school loan agreement.  Of particular concern, should be the interest rate of your loan.  Earlier this year, the federal government announced an increase inRead More

You have a right to be free of debt collector abuse

You have a right to be free of debt collector abuse

August 25, 2014 at 11:10 am 0 comments

A federal judge, in response to a case filed by the New York State Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission has ordered a debt collector in Buffalo going under the names, eCapital Services or the National Check Registry to stop lying to borrowers by telling them that they faceRead More

Some good news for New York State’s immigrants

Some good news for New York State’s immigrants

August 21, 2014 at 8:54 pm 0 comments

(This article originally appeared in the NYLAG Blog) On the national front this has been a summer of disappointment, outrage and guarded hope for the rights of immigrant families living in our country. Comprehensive immigration reform seems like a distant memory, unaccompanied children are fleeing persecution only to be deniedRead More

New York’s growing diversity puts redistricting center stage

New York’s growing diversity puts redistricting center stage

August 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

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 is taking center stage. Redistricting is the process of drawing electoral boundaries. Every tenRead More

Worried about your child being bullied?

Worried about your child being bullied?

August 18, 2014 at 10:32 pm 0 comments

Bullying has had several negative effects on our youth today. It has been linked to several psychological disorders such as depression, suicidal thoughts, and has been the cause of several violent actions in our schools. Rates of bullying have decreased since 1998, but rates of physical fighting have remained theRead More

Immigrants and domestic violence

Immigrants and domestic violence

August 16, 2014 at 9:54 pm 0 comments

While the national debate rages on as to the threat posed by undocumented immigrants, the immigrants themselves often face a more personal threat- domestic violence. All immigrants to United States, legal or not, are afforded the same legal protections as American citizens are when they are victims of domestic violence.Read More

Housing discrimination on the rise!

Housing discrimination on the rise!

August 16, 2014 at 2:01 am 0 comments

Its not a surprise that New York City housing complaints have been on the rise.  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 of income, complaintsRead More