We believe access to justice shouldn’t depend on where you are born or how much money you have.
We hope that these stories from our clients, staff, and volunteers inspire and encourage you at this pivotal time for immigrant rights.
Check out one of our recorded webinars on important immigration issues from imagining a world without deportation to examining the intersection between gender, race, and immigration status for survivors of violence.
Mendez Rojas is a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of asylum seekers challenging the federal government’s failure to give them notice of the one-year deadline for filing asylum applications as well as its failure to guarantee them a mechanism through which to abide by that deadline. On March 29, 2018, the court granted plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and ordered the government to provide notice to class members of the one-year filing deadline and to adopt, publicize, and implement uniform procedural mechanisms that will ensure that class members are able to file their asylum applications in a timely manner. The parties have now reached a settlement agreement for implementing the court’s order.
As we confront the covid-19 pandemic and systemic anti-black racism, NWIRP is creating spaces for community members affected to share their stories. Visit the link below to build a more diverse, accurate, and representative record of this time.
On December 4, 2020, a federal judge in New York ordered the Trump Administration to restore the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program to the way it existed prior to September 2017, when the Administration moved to try to terminate the program. We have prepared this community advisory for current and potential DACA recipients to address questions following the Court’s ruling.
Like the rest of the community, we are deeply concerned about the ongoing global pandemic. We’re curating a list of resources pertaining to financial assistance, state and government guidelines, health insurance, and more.