Low income immigrants face numerous obstacles in obtaining government assistance for basic survival, in large part because the eligibility rules are complex and not easily understood by local benefit agencies. Immigrants also sorely need representation in applying for immigration benefits to which they are entitled. To this end, Empire Justice staff provide services, training and technical assistance to address these needs.
This section of the website provides information and resources both about immigrants and their access to public services and benefits.
Doing Time in Dilley
September 15, 2017
This blog tells the true story of families seeking asylum in the United States- families that have gone through horrors not meant to be experienced, especially by children. Please be aware that some of the content may be considered graphic by some readers.
EMPIRE JUSTICE STATEMENT: Empire Justice Center Statement on DACA Repeal
September 08, 2017
Anger. Heartbreak. Action. With one stroke of a poisoned pen, the Trump administration is sending hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, families and communities around this great nation into terrible turmoil.
Long Island Immigrant Children’s Project: Much Accomplished, More to Do!
May 08, 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 Foundation.