Panelists discussed two emerging initiatives with the potential for transforming the quality of justice for New York immigrants: the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project and the Immigrant Justice Corps.
Hosted by the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic
"When an immigrant is inadequately represented, their odds of prevailing are just 3% -- when they have access to competent representation, their odds of prevailing increase by 1,000%"
- Angela Fernandez, Executive Director, Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights
"NYC had an immigration representation crisis -- a vast number of immigrants with valid legal claims were held back because they could not afford a competent lawyer."
- Peter L. Markowitz, Professor & Director of the Immigration Justice Clinic,
Cardozo School of Law