Brooklyn Defender Services

A public defender organization that represents nearly 40,000 people each year who are too poor to afford an attorney.
Link to organization

Primary geographic focus: New York
Organization type(s): Provider


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A New York courtroom gave every detained immigrant a lawyer. The results were staggering.

Dara Lind
November 9, 2017
And now, a dozen more cities are getting on board.

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Nation’s 1st Public Defender System for Immigrants Facing Deportation Shows Results

John Paul Brammer
NBC News
November 14, 2017
The New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) is an ongoing effort to guarantee legal representation for detained low-income immigrants.

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Lawsuit says video hearings in immigration court deny due process, rush deportations

Terrence T. McDonald
February 13, 2019
A group of immigrant detainees allege in a new lawsuit that a shift in policy allowing for video teleconference hearings in immigration court violates their rights to due process and was created to rush deportations.

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TV-Only Immigration Hearings Spur Court Challenge

Adam Klasfeld
Courthouse News Service
February 13, 2019
Seeking to mandate human interaction in immigration cases, the Legal Aid Society filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday night with help from the Brooklyn Defender Services and Bronx Defenders.


Stop the tide of deportations: A breakthrough program can stand up for New York’s immigrants

Sarah Deri Oshiro
New York Daily News
June 7, 2019
Every additional dollar going to NYIFUP will ensure universal and effective representation for immigrants with a target on their back.

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