A new program will provide free legal services, immigration clinics, know-your-rights seminars and other services at consulates and religious institutions in New York City.
The FY 2020 Enacted Budget includes $10 million to support the expansion of the first-in-the-nation Liberty Defense Project.
19 experienced, dedicated immigration attorneys will serve as full-time legal counsels in all regions of the state to provide free services to immigrants that need assistance.
We will ensure New York remains a beacon of hope and opportunity and will work to protect the rights of those seeking refuge in our state.
Governor Cuomo launches a hotline to report relatives or friends believed to be passengers on flights coming into NY, but are believed to be detained.
Governor Cuomo creates a State Police unit to investigate reports of hate crimes, an expansion of NY's human rights law and a legal defense fund for immigrants.
We support the success of immigrants in New York. Immigrants are at the heart of our state's rich civic and social diversity. Hate crimes and discrimination will not be tolerated.