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Our Statements and Releases
NYLAG Responds to Teen migrant from Guatemala found decease from flu while inside U.S. Border Patrol cell
A flu-ridden 16-year-old from Guatemala writhed in agony inside a U.S. Border Patrol cell and collapsed on the floor where he lay for several hours before he was found dead, according to video released Thursday that further calls into question the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrant families.
Testimony by NYLAG to amend the Social Services law, in relation to coverage for healthcare services under the basic health program for individuals whose immigration status renders him or her ineligible for federal financial participation.
NYLAG offers comments on food access and quality within DHS shelters.
NYLAG in the News
Abby Biberman, Senior Supervising Attorney at NYLAG, called for a collaboration between the city and state to fund wraparound services to help prevent homelessness, which would be a more efficient use of limited social services resources.