Access to Representation

On January 15, 2020, New York became the first state in the nation to introduce legislation that would guarantee all immigrants have access to a lawyer when facing deportation. The Access to Representation Act is an essential piece of legislation that would empower immigrants to protect themselves and their families from the Trump Administration’s deportation machine.

In Win for Advocate Groups, Cuomo’s State of the State Features Concrete Proposals for New York’s 4 Million Immigrants

But more needed to bring state closer to a comprehensive agenda for New York immigrants

New York, NY—In response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State address, which included hard-won victories for immigrant advocates, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, issued the following statement:

“We thank Governor Cuomo for heeding the advice of African Communities Together, Masa, the Asian American Federation and the NYIC by supporting the expansion and codification of NYS’ language access executive order.