State expands legal aid for detained immigrants facing deportation

Immigration attorneys in the Capital Region applaud the project but say that it stops short of providing legal aid for immigrants who aren't facing deportation or who aren't detained.

News Story (New York)

Mallory Moench
Albany Times Union
February 17, 2019

Tags: Deportation, Immigration Process

Organizations mentioned/involved: Vera Institute of Justice


[New York] state announced Friday it will renew its two-year contract with the Vera Institute for Justice to continue representing detained immigrants facing deportation who can’t afford a lawyer. Immigrants whose household income doesn’t exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible to get an attorney. The program is also expanding this year to give representation to immigrants detained under prior deportation orders.