NYCT Backs Legal Aid Program for Young Migrants

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
NYCT Backs Legal Aid Program for Young Migrants
The New York City Council and two philanthropic foundations, the New York Community Trust and the Robin Hood Foundation, are combining forces to provide legal representation and other services to some 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children facing possible deportation under a new accelerated court process.
The number of youth deportation cases has since swelled to 30 per day from fewer than 100 per month, overwhelming the legal groups that provide free screenings and legal representation to immigrant children in coordination with court officials.
“The Trust is proud to help the City show how government and nonprofits can work together for children who are seeking a better life,” said Shawn Moorhead, program officer of The New York Community Trust. “This kind of cooperation could be replicated around the country...."


Find More By

News type 
Related Organizations