Maya Leszczynski

  • Hosted by City University of New York School of Law Foundation
  • Sponsored by New York State Family Security Project
  • Service location Long Island City, New York
  • Law school City University of New York School of Law
  • Issue area Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2017
  • Program New York State Family Security Project

The Project

Provide direct services to those seeking stability and permanence in the U.S. and coordinate a variety of community education programs relating to immigration enforcement.

The Project’s direct services component will include affirmative and defensive asylum matters, refugee representation, criminal immigration, general deportation defense, suppression and representation of detained clients. Non-litigation work will include supporting those losing temporary status (i.e. DACA and TPS) while also studying recent trends in immigration enforcement. A major focus of the Project will involve developing toolkits, reports, and community education materials to help defend those facing overbroad and vague gang-related allegations to justify their deportation.

 

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