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LAS Expands Immigration Helpline to Operate 7 Days a Week

The helpline, 1-844-955-3425, will now run every day from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET, with the possibility of being extended for additional hours based on call volume.
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New Yorkers Who Make Bail Still Suffer Wrongful Incarceration

A new report shows the Department of Correction’s continued failure to comply with recently enacted bail reforms, specifically legislation which mandates the Department to release individuals from custody who make bail within three hours or less.
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City Fails to Remove Children from Housing with Lead Paint

The New York City Housing Authority was allowed to appeal the findings of their own inspectors, while the children continued to be exposed to the dangerous chemical element, according to the New York Post.
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Op-Ed: The Cruel and Counterproductive Transit Purge of Serial Offenders

LAS attorneys Sara a. Doody , Akin Akinjiola and David Ourlicht lay out the case against the MTA's new proposal to impose lifetime bans in today's New York Daily News.
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Tenants in Rent-Stabilized Apartments Will Pay More This Fall

The new rent guidelines are set to go into effect on Oct. 1. One-year leases will be subject to a 1.5% increase and two-year leases will rise 2.5%, according to ABC 7.
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Solitary Confinement Cap Established After HALT Legislation Fails

The Legal Aid Society voiced strong concern that these reforms do not go far enough.
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New York State Enacts Comprehensive Criminal Discovery Reform

As part of a transformative criminal justice reform package included in the New York State budget, Governor Cuomo signed into law a complete overhaul of New York’s Discovery law, often referred to as the “Blindfold Law.”
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Legal Aid & Latham Champion Rights of Immigrant Youth

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status was preserved for thousands of abused, abandoned, or neglected children in New York State and others nationwide.
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Cahill Fights to Stop Landlord Discrimination Against Immigrant Tenants

The Legal Aid Society settled a federal lawsuit against a Brooklyn landlord for discrimination and harassment.
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Cleary and Legal Aid Vacate Murder Conviction for Shawn Williams

Williams, who was wrongfully convicted for the 1993 shooting of Marvin Mason, served more than 20 years in prison.
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