NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to laud aid for unaccompanied minors

A $1.9 million initiative to provide legal representation and social services is a success. Other cities should follow suit in protecting unaccompanied minors from deportation.

News Story (New York)

Emily Ngo
Newsday (NY)
July 19, 2015
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Tags: Benefits of Legal Aid, Children & Juvenile, Immigration Process, Pro Bono


A City Council program providing free legal aid to children who fled Central America and arrived in New York City illegally as unaccompanied minors has screened more than 1,600 immigrants, taken on nearly 650 cases and won 14 asylum petitions in the past year, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito will announce at a news conference Monday.