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New York language access rights

New York language access rights

July 26, 2014 at 3:03 am 1 comment

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

Immigration Questions? Citizenship? There’s an app with answers…

Immigration Questions? Citizenship? There’s an app with answers…

July 4, 2013 at 6:50 pm 25 comments

Lee en español Citizenship Works, an interactive online naturalization tool, is now available at the iTunes and Android stores. CitizenshipWorks is the only comprehensive app to determine eligibility for naturalization. Created by our consortium member Pro Bono Net and the Immigration Advocates Network as part of  the New Americans Campaign, a national nonpartisan effortRead More

If you don’t speak English, New York state agencies are now providing free language access services

October 12, 2012 at 6:52 pm 0 comments

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that New York State agencies will now provide free language interpretation in six major non-English languages. This effort is part of Executive Order. 26 which Governor Cuomo signed on October 6, 2011.  This order directed state agencies that provide direct services to the publicRead More

New Language Rights Law Requires State Agencies to Provide Free Language Assistance

November 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm 0 comments

Last month Governor Cuomo signed an Executive Order requiring all state agencies that provide direct public services to offer free interpretation and translation services to members of the public for essential forms and instructions. Based on census data, the services will be offered in Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Russian, French, andRead More