According to the most recent FBI statistics, reported incidents of hate crimes increased by 17 percent in 2017, rising for the third consecutive year. The FBI determined that the primary motivators of these crimes were race, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation.1 When compounded with the rise in anti-immigrant sentiment, and recent changes in U.S. policy that … Continue Reading
A recent change in immigration policy is adversely impacting a vulnerable population, and is likely to have a chilling effect on immigrants reporting crime and cooperating with law enforcement. Undocumented immigrant victims of domestic abuse, who prior to the updated guidance could freely file petitions for U Nonimmigrant status or Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) … Continue Reading
Her Justice is a non-profit that recruits caring, talented attorneys from New York City’s law firms, including Proskauer, to provide free legal help in the areas of family, divorce and immigration law to women living in poverty, most of whom are victims of domestic violence. I first got involved with Her Justice as a summer … Continue Reading
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