New Push to Grant Immigrants Right to Counsel Gains Support from Advocates and Lawmakers

By DENIS SLATTERY

The New York Daily News quoted President Greenberg on the proposed bill to to guarantee immigrants facing deportation the right to an attorney.

A new effort is underway in New York to guarantee immigrants facing deportation the right to an attorney.

Legislation is being introduced Wednesday by Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) and Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz (D-Queens) that would create a statutory right to a lawyer for any New Yorker facing deportation who cannot afford an attorney on their own.​

“Without legal help these are the people who are left to basically twist in the wind and be subject to what can be a very byzantine and complex legal process,” Hoylman told the Daily News.

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