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NY puts $10M to defend immigrants

April 12, 2017
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The nation’s first legal defense fund has received $10 million in the state budget to provide legal assistance and representation to New York’s immigrants facing deportation. Lindsey Riback, Albany Bureau

The nation’s first legal defense fund has received $10 million in the state budget to provide legal assistance and representation to New York’s immigrants facing deportation. Lindsey Riback, Albany Bureau

A state investment of 10 million dollars included in the state budget will go to the Liberty Defense Project, which was established by the state to assist nonprofit organizations with providing legal assistance and representation to New York’s immigrants, particularly those facing deportation under new federal regulations, The Journal News writes.

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