Justice Center News

The Justice Center News blog features our advocacy on issues affecting low-income New Yorkers today and the latest CBJC happenings.  For press releases, click here. For publications, click here.

Double Jeopardy: Navigating U.S. Immigration as a Non-Resident Cancer Patient – by Vivienne Duncan

by CBJC StaffJune 23, 2014

For anyone, receiving a cancer diagnosis triggers anxiety and a determination to find the best medical treatment available. For those living in countries without adequate cancer care options, seeking medical treatment in the United States may seem to be their best hope, and some will pursue that option.

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Immigrant Women & Children Project Honored by Volunteer

by CBJC StaffJune 20, 2014

The Immigrant Women & Children Project (IWC) at the City Bar Justice Center was recently honored by one of our volunteers, Sandra Edmund, an Administrative Legal Assistant at Time Warner Corporate, with a donation of $5000.

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Primed for Foreclosure – Top Five Reasons for Mortgage Distress

by CBJC StaffJune 2, 2014

When New York City homeowners come to the City Bar Justice Center’s Lawyers’ Foreclosure Intervention Network (LFIN), they seek to avoid foreclosure and keep their family in their home. The overwhelming majority of LFIN clients become unable to pay their mortgages because of significant changes in their financial situation.

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City Bar Justice Center Launches LGBT Advocacy Project

by CBJC StaffMay 28, 2014

The City Bar Justice Center has launched the LGBT Advocacy Project to provide direct civil legal services to low-income LGBT New Yorkers. Seed money for the initiative has been provided by the Tiger Baron Foundation.

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Immigration Relief for Crime Victims: The U Non-Immigrant Visa – by Suzanne Tomatore

by CBJC StaffMay 12, 2014

Jenny, a forty-year-old mother of two, recently had some wonderful news: her employment authorization card was approved by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service. This card will allow her to apply for a Social Security number and will open many doors for Jenny and her family.

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Fragomen Fellow and Pro Bono Attorney Win Release of Father from Immigration Detention

by CBJC StaffMay 6, 2014

The City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) successfully reunited a father with his adolescent son after one and a half years of detention. When the client, Mr. E, was referred to the City Bar Justice Center, Barbara Camacho, the Fragomen Fellow at the CBJC, sprang into action. She and Simone Archer, a pro bono attorney, represented Mr. E.

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