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Nisha Argawal

Nisha Argawal

  • City Expands Free Legal Clinics for Immigrants

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    (photo: Edwin J. Torres/Mayor's Office)


    The city is expanding an existing free legal-aid program for immigrants that was set up two years ago but has now gained particular importance under the Trump administration and a Republican-led Congress threatening to impose immigration policies that could affect thousands of New Yorkers.

    The ActionNYC program, run by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, provides free legal screenings to determine if immigrants qualify for city benefits and also aids immigrant New Yorkers in preparing and

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