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Immigration fraud & the new Immigration Restitution Fund

Immigration fraud & the new Immigration Restitution Fund

July 28, 2014 at 7:54 pm 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

Human Trafficking – More common than you think

Human Trafficking – More common than you think

July 28, 2014 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

Human trafficking is more common than we realize. Human trafficking is in fact modern day slavery.  Researchers have found that there are more human slaves in the world today than ever before in history.  There are an estimated 27 million adults and 13 million children around the world who areRead More

New York language access rights

New York language access rights

July 26, 2014 at 3:03 am 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

¡No me han pagado! wage theft booklet available

¡No me han pagado! wage theft booklet available

July 24, 2014 at 2:56 am 0 comments

NICE is proud to release  ¡No me han pagado!, an illustrated, Spanish-language know your rights booklet to help jornaleros, or day laborers, protect themselves from wage theft. The booklet was created by the Center of Urban Pedagogy and designer Caroline Oh, with input from NICE members. NICE members also grace its pagesRead More

Basics of Divorce in New York

Basics of Divorce in New York

July 21, 2014 at 7:56 pm 0 comments

This video explains the basics of getting a simple divorce in New York. A free video created by Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.

10 Most Downloaded Legal Resources for NYers

10 Most Downloaded Legal Resources for NYers

July 21, 2014 at 1:04 am 0 comments

According to statistics from New York’s legal aid information website, LawHelpNY.org, low-income New Yorkers downloaded legal resources related to family-related and housing issues in 2013.  During this year, LawHelpNY received over 350,000 visits and over 1 million page views. After reviewing the information that users were searching for, it becameRead More

Law expert dishes on debt collection tips for New Yorkers

Law expert dishes on debt collection tips for New Yorkers

July 17, 2014 at 10:26 pm 0 comments

Each year, thousands of New Yorkers find themselves unable to keep up with financial obligations.  If you find yourself unable to pay down your debt and having to deal with debt collection, the repercussions can make the situation overwhelming and paralyzing. Learning the ins and outs of the debt collectionRead More

Why care about identity theft?

Why care about identity theft?

July 14, 2014 at 8:35 pm 0 comments

This video shows what happens when someone learns the hard way about the importance of identity theft.  This free video is provided by the Federal Trade Commission.

The rights of tenants during foreclosure

The rights of tenants during foreclosure

July 14, 2014 at 8:19 pm 0 comments

In New York State almost 56% of the homes facing foreclosure are rental properties.  This means that every year thousands of New Yorkers are faced with a foreclosure situation they were not aware of!  If you find yourself in this situation, there are several rights and obligations that you mustRead More

Immigrants’ access to the Affordable Care Act

Immigrants’ access to the Affordable Care Act

July 14, 2014 at 8:56 am 0 comments

The National Council of la Raza reports that 10. 2 million Latinos are eligible for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Yet, there are still many questions regarding what types of immigration statuses are eligible and which are not. In a nutshell, under ACA only “lawfully present” immigrants can qualify toRead More