Jackson Heights Post: Council Funds Program that Provides Free Legal Counsel to Detained Immigrants Facing Deportation

“The City Council is dedicating $16.6 million of this year’s budget to fund and expand a program that provides free legal council to detained immigrants facing deportation.

The New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) is the country’s first public defender system for detained immigrants facing deportation.

The funding for the program’s providers — The Bronx Defenders, Legal Aid Society and Brooklyn Defender Services — will help ensure detained immigrants continue to have access to legal and due process.”

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