Patch: Corey Johnson And Carlos Menchaca Announce A $16.6 Million Allocation To Fund The New York Immigrant Family Unity Project

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Committee on Immigration Chair Carlos Menchaca announced today that the City Council is dedicating $16.6 million of this year's budget to fund and expand the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), the nation's first public defender system for detained immigrants facing deportation.