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1. Full Blog Archive

(Web Page; Tue Oct 01 08:15:00 CDT 2013)

Just Thoughts is the blog of the Empire Justice Center, New York’s statewide, multi-issue, multi-strategy public interest law firm focused on changing the “systems” within which poor ...

Description: Complete archive of blog posts for the Empire Justice Center Blog.

2. Empire Justice emergency response

(Web Page; Thu Feb 02 08:23:00 CST 2017)

Over the last several days, attorneys on our Immigration team were first responders to refugees, asylum seekers, and green card holders, including those that were detained at JFK International Airport after President Trump's Executive Or...

Description: Over the last several days, attorneys on our Immigration team were first responders to refugees, asylum seekers, and green card holders, including those that were detained at JFK International Airport

3. Blog Archives

(Web Page; Tue Jul 17 14:29:00 CDT 2012)

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4. TANF at 20: A Look Back at the Impact on Immigrants

(Web Page; Fri Sep 30 12:17:00 CDT 2016)

Since 1973, some incarnation of Empire Justice Center has been fighting for low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers' rights. We've seen many changes and weathered many storms, including the so-called "welfare reform" of 1996. The ad...

Description: At the time PRWORA passed, I was an attorney working with the Greater Upstate Law Project (GULP), predecessor of Empire Justice Center, focusing primarily on housing issues. PRWORA changed all that. I turned back to an earlier area of my practice, public benefits law, but this time with a focus on how PRWORA impacted immigrants in particular.

5. Welfare Program Controversy is All Politics – Not Substance

(Web Page; Tue Aug 21 11:19:00 CDT 2012)

On July 12, the Federal Department of Health and Human Services presented states with an exciting opportunity by offering to waive some of the most restrictive federal welfare rules for states that propose programs that would more effe...

Description: Blog on TANF Waiver Option

6. Working for Workers: Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow takes on wage theft, bolsters workers' rights

(Web Page; Fri Mar 25 15:02:00 CDT 2016)

Empire Justice Center is excited to welcome the 2015-17 Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow Elizabeth Koo to the Workers’ Rights Project. Elizabeth, a community organizer-turned-community lawyer, credits the unjustifiable experi...

Description: In addition to representing low-income individuals in wage theft and discrimination cases and providing know-your-rights workshops and community legal education trainings throughout the Rochester community, Koo will be advocating on a statewide level. Namely, she will be building coalition strength around the Securing Wages Earned Against Theft (SWEAT) bill, which will provide essential tools to victims of wage theft and help workers collect on court-awarded judgments for stolen wages.

7. TANF at 20: The 1996 "Welfare Reform" and its Impact, Part 3

(Web Page; Fri Mar 24 09:24:00 CDT 2017)

Since 1973, some incarnation of Empire Justice Center has been fighting for low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers' rights. We've seen many changes and weathered many storms, including the so-called "welfare reform" of 1996. The ad...

Description: Since 1973, some incarnation of Empire Justice Center has been fighting for low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers' rights. We've seen many changes and weathered many storms, including the so-called "welfare reform" of 1996. The advent of the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 brought us the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant, for better or for worse. Twenty plus years later, New York families are still living in poverty. We present to you our perspectives on TANF at 20.

8. TANF at 20: The 1996 “Welfare Reform” and its Impact, Part 1

(Web Page; Wed Aug 24 09:05:00 CDT 2016)

Since 1973, some incarnation of Empire Justice Center has been fighting for low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers' rights. We've seen many changes and weathered many storms, including the so-called "welfare reform" of 1996. The ad...

Description: Since 1973, some incarnation of Empire Justice Center has been fighting for low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers' rights. We've seen many changes and weathered many storms, including the so-called "welfare reform" of 1996. The advent of the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 brought us the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant, for better or for worse. Twenty years later, New York families are still living in poverty. We present to you our perspectives of TANF at 20.

9. TANF at 20: The 1996 “Welfare Reform” and its Impact, Part 2

(Web Page; Thu Sep 15 15:00:00 CDT 2016)

Since 1973, some incarnation of Empire Justice Center has been fighting for low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers' rights. We've seen many changes and weathered many storms, including the so-called "welfare reform" of 1996. The ad...

Description: Since 1973, some incarnation of Empire Justice Center has been fighting for low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers' rights. We've seen many changes and weathered many storms, including the so-called "welfare reform" of 1996. The advent of the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 brought us the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant, for better or for worse. Twenty years later, New York families are still living in poverty. We present to you our perspectives of TANF at 20.