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Jessica Simon

  • Hosted by Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Sponsored by New York State Family Security Project
  • Service location Geneva, New York
  • Law school Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
  • Issue area Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2017
  • Program New York State Family Security Project

The Project

The New York State Family Security Project (NYSFSP) will focus on providing legal representation and services to low-income immigrants and their families. The goal of this project is to promote family security and to provide immigrant families with the tools necessary to plan for family separation.

This project addresses the issues stemming from a lack of basic legal information for immigrants and their families in the rural counties of western New York. Many immigrants are unaware of the different visas available. Additionally, many lack the ability to navigate a very complex application process and the only help is far away in the city of Rochester. This project will allow access to more legal information and help keep families together.

 

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