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.
Policy Matters – July 2019
July 09, 2019
In this edition we’ll share this year’s legislative victories, and few areas where we’ve built support for next year; plus the end of one leadership era, and the beginning of another.
PRESS STATEMENT: 2019 Legislative Session – Significant Wins on Long-Standing Issues Good for Low Income New Yorkers
June 21, 2019
This legislative session brought progress on many long fought issues that will be good for low income New Yorkers. Empire Justice saw victories on many pieces of legislation, including worker rights, immigration rights, LGBTQ rights, and protections for homeowners, domestic violence victims, crime victims, and public school students.
Welcome to Policy Matters – Empire Justice Center’s newsletter to catch you up on all of our policy advocacy efforts to make the law work for all New Yorkers! In this edition we’ll be covering a number of legislative victories for domestic violence victims, working parents, homeowners, and disabled and low income New Yorkers; giving you progress updates on some of our ongoing legislative campaigns; sharing updates on local organizing in Long Island and Rochester; and inviting you all to join us for our upcoming Celebration of Leadership!