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Angelica (names changed for privacy and safety) came to the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children Project (IWC) in 2013 seeking legal assistance because she was a victim of international labor trafficking. Continue reading

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The New York Immigration Court, like most immigration courts around the country, continues to be inundated with young Respondents who have fled their home countries in Central America. As a result, the courts have chosen to prioritize newly arriving unaccompanied minors and adults with children through what has been dubbed the “surge docket.” Continue reading

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The City Bar Justice Center is pleased to be selected as one of Immigrant Justice Corps’ inaugural Justice Fellow Host Organizations. CBJC will host two Justice Fellows for a period of two years. Continue reading

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A terrific leap forward for justice has happened in New York City. The City Bar Justice Center applauds the New York City Council’s allocation of $4.9 million in new funding for the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) in this year’s city budget. Continue reading

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For anyone, receiving a cancer diagnosis triggers anxiety and a determination to find the best medical treatment available. For those living in countries without adequate cancer care options, seeking medical treatment in the United States may seem to be their best hope, and some will pursue that option. Continue reading

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Jenny, a forty-year-old mother of two, recently had some wonderful news: her employment authorization card was approved by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service. This card will allow her to apply for a Social Security number and will open many doors for Jenny and her family. Continue reading

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The City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) successfully reunited a father with his adolescent son after one and a half years of detention. When the client, Mr. E, was referred to the City Bar Justice Center, Barbara Camacho, the Fragomen Fellow at the CBJC, sprang into action. She and Simone Archer, a pro bono attorney, represented Mr. E. Continue reading

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On September 30th, the New York Law Journal reported on the two public defender organizations that will form the New York Immigrant Defenders (NYID), a unique pilot project to provide universal legal representation to indigent detainees facing deportation. Continue reading

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Last week the City Bar Justice Center hosted its third clinic for young people applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which if granted would make them eligible for work authorization. Continue reading

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On June 19th, the U.S. State Department released its 2012 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. Suzanne Tomatore, Director of the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women and Children Project, attended the event in Washington, D.C., where Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff introduced the report and provided remarks. Continue reading

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