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1. 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

2. Blog Archives

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

Description: Blog Archives Page

3. 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.

4. LGBT Rights in Education: Recent Victories, But Our Fight Continues

(Web Page; Thu May 22 08:25:00 CDT 2014)

This is a dynamic time in the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) civil rights movement. Our LGBT communities continue to gain important victories in the fight for marriage equality, but there are still many inequalities that mar...

Description: This is a dynamic time in the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) civil rights movement. Our LGBT communities continue to gain important victories in the fight for marriage equality, but there are still many inequalities that marriage simply cannot solve.

5. Welfare, Work Rules and Education: The 2014 Changes

(Web Page; Thu Jul 03 11:44:00 CDT 2014)

With the 2013-2014 state legislative session over, we are excited to share news of expanded access to education and training for welfare recipients, a long-time priority for Empire Justice and for me personally. As is often the case for...

Description: With the 2013-2014 state legislative session over, we are excited to share news of expanded access to education and training for welfare recipients, a long-time priority for Empire Justice and for me personally.

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. Long Island Immigrant Children's Project: Much Accomplished, More to Do!

(Web Page; Thu May 28 15:03:00 CDT 2015)

Advocates from Empire Justice Center’s Long Island office recently met with a wide range of local advocacy and social services organizations under the leadership of the Long Island Health and Welfare Council and the Hagedorn Founda...

Description: Advocates from Empire Justice Center’s Long Island office recently met with a wide range of local advocacy and social services organizations under the leadership of the Long Island Health and Welfare Council and the Hagedorn Foundation.

8. Empire Justice Center Plays an active role in training advocates across New York on foreclosure prevention

(Web Page; Fri Jun 21 13:53:00 CDT 2013)

On May 30, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced an extension of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), which was set to expire on December 31, 2013.The pro...

Description: HAMP has been extended. Read how Empire Justice has been training attorneys and housing counselors in helping homeowners get through the loan modification process, as well as other ways to keep homeowners out of foreclosure.

9. No Pay No Way: Stop Wage Theft in Port Chester

(Web Page; Mon May 04 15:25:00 CDT 2015)

The No Pay No Way campaign in Port Chester, NY is an initiative created by the Communication Workers of America Local 1103 and Don Bosco Workers' Center. The goal of No Pay No Way is to make the village of Port Chester a no tolerance zo...

Description: The goal of No Pay No Way is to make the village of Port Chester a no tolerance zone for wage theft.

10. 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

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