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Julia B. Milne

Julia B. Milne, associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, has been volunteering with CBJC’s Immigrant Women and Children Project since 2010. Julia assisted women from Ecuador, Mexico and Trinidad in applying for U visas, special visas for immigrant crime victims who cooperate with law enforcement. Two of those women are now lawful permanent residents.
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NYC Bar Panel on Emergency Preparedness - Immigration
March 08, 2017

Emergency Preparedness for Families Affected by the Executive Orders on Immigration

On March 6, the City Bar held “Emergency Preparedness for Families Affected by the Executive Orders on Immigration,” which included a panel of immigration and family law experts who discussed parental directives, and other legal measures immigrant families may be able to take to protect their children.

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LCH clients
March 03, 2017

Increased State Housing Subsidy Will Help Poor Families Avoid Homelessness

Now life is about to change for the better for Rochelle, her girls, and the thousands of families receiving FEPS. New York State just settled a lawsuit filed by The Legal Aid Society and Hughes Hubbard & Reed by agreeing to significantly increase the FEPS subsidies it issues on behalf of low-income families with children in New York City.

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September 26, 2016

Mother & Daughter No Longer Homeless

Gong*came to the United States hoping to study English and eventually become a nurse, but she was ensnared in a sex trafficking ring after responding to a job ad for a Chinese-speaking tour guide. She escaped her traffickers in 2014 and the City Bar Justic e Center helped her apply for a T Visa as a victim of trafficking.

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September 25, 2016

Cancer Leads to Debt, Bankruptcy Brings Fresh Start

This past week the St. Jean v. Emigrant jury trial came to a close with a favorable verdict for eight black homeowners who proved that they were victims of predatory lending practices. The plaintiffs had refinanced their home loans with Emigrant Mortgage Company during the subprime lending boom.

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