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A.G. Schneiderman Issues Report Highlighting Office's Health Care Helpline That Has Assisted 20,000 Consumers And Saved $12.5 Million For New Yorkers In Less Than Three Years (NYS Attorney General)

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today released a report highlighting the significant achievements of his Health Care Bureau’s Helpline, a free service offered by the Attorney General’s office that has investigated and resolved approximately 13,000 consumer complaints since 2011, resulting in over $12.5 million in health care expenses being saved or returned to New York consumers. Read More


Immigrants to Mangano, county agencies: Speak our languages (Newsday)

Members of the language-advocacy coalition pressed the administration to deliver on executive orders 67 and 72 from 2013, in which Mangano required departments to translate vital documents into six languages other than English and provide "competent interpretation services." Read More


CWA and Workers Center Join Forces to Stop Wage Theft (LaborPress)

Communications Workers of America Local 1033 and the Don Bosco Workers, Inc. worker center announced the start of a new campaign to put an end to rampant wage theft in this solidly working-class, immigrant community. Read More


Crumbling foreclosed houses haunting Metro area (New York Post)

Thousands of vacant and abandoned eyesores are blighting neighborhoods across New York as the foreclosure crisis expands along a troubling new front: zombie loans. Read More


Advocates: Suffolk County Rejection of ICE Detentions Will Spread (Public News Service)

Members of the Long Island immigrant community and their supporters are applauding a local law enforcement decision to just say no when it comes to immigration detentions in Suffolk County. Read More


WAGE THEFT: AN "UNPROSECUTED CRIME" THAT IS HURTING BOTH THE VICTIMS AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY (Larchmont-Mamaroneck Patch)

At the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Local Summit meeting on September 16, panelists discussed how wage theft is hurting our local communities. Read More


DOJ investigates service dog complaint (ABC 13 WHAM)

Heather Pereira said she tried to talk with the school district but when those talks failed, she and her lawyers from Empire Justice filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice. She claims the district is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by not helping Devyn use her service dog at school. Read More


Advocates Demand Action from Mangano on Language Access (Long Island Wins)

A coalition of advocates stood before the Nassau County Legislative and Executive building in Mineola on Monday to demand County Executive Ed Mangano fulfill his promise to meet language access requirements for all county residents. Read More


Nassau County Misses Deadline for Language Access Programs (Long Island Wins)

Last year, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano signed two executive orders aimed at providing greater access to county services to an increasingly diverse population with various language needs. However, more than a year later, few of the promises contained in those orders have been fulfilled. Read More


Immigrant advocates criticize Nassau over translation deadline shortfall (Newsday)

Immigrant advocates are criticizing Nassau County for slow implementation of executive orders that require translation of vital government documents into six languages and available interpreters for non-English speakers seeking key services. Read More