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Immigrant Rights

The Immigrant Rights Policy Advocacy section contains Legislative Memos, Letters, Comments and Testimony. You will also find news items, articles and reports that relate to our policy work in immigrant rights.



Empire Justice Urges Governor to Sign Bill to Improve Access to Child Care Assistance
This bill encourages applicants for and recipients of child care subsidies to obtain orders of child support, but makes clear that such applicants and recipients may not be required to obtain such orders as a condition of receiving a subsidy. Read More

Empire Justice Testimony on Economic Abuse as a Form of Domestic Abuse
Our testimony on critical issues impacting victims of domestic violence and their families. Read More


Comments on NYSED Proposed Amendments Relating to Student Enrollment
Empire Justice Center strongly supports the New York State Education Department’s effort to protect the rights of new immigrant children to attend school, and believes that this amendment will aid that objective. Read More

Empire Justice Comments on New York State's TANF State Plan 2009-2011
Testimony focuses on the public assistance gross income eligibility test, the resource test as applied to automobiles, the implementation of the Family Violence Options and the education and training rules. Read More




Empire Justice Testimony at the 2017 Human Services Budget Hearing
Our extensive testimony at this year's joint legislative budget hearing on human services. Read More


Policy Related Articles

After Father's Day, Support DAPA to keep families united! :
The Supreme Court will be making a decision on DACA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) in less than two weeks. Read More

Empire Justice Center 2016 State Policy Priorities :
Shelter, heat, food, economic stability. Health and home care, fair wages, freedom from discrimination. Empire Justice Center's 2016 Policy Priorities are meant to highlight several of the most important ways New York State can recommit to providing a strong foundation on which all New York families have the opportunity to build toward the American Dream, right here in our state. Read More




Policy Related Newsletters

Policy Matters January 2017

Empire Justice Center's latest edition of Policy Matters.  Read More


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