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Governor Cuomo Boosts Services for Immigrants in New York

New York Immigration Services

On December 20, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will be expanding the services offered to immigrants targeted for deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other federal agencies. Governor Cuomo intends to add health care, rapid response to raids by ICE and social services to the legal support already available for immigrants and their families in the state of New York. This will help immigrants to deal with the challenges they face in the current political environment and can provide them with legal support when dealing with deportation proceedings brought by ICE against their families.

Support for Those Who Need It Most

This move by the state of New York will allow immigrants to access added help when they need it and will provide a good counterbalance to the aggressive activities of ICE. The Migration Policy Institute estimates that 940,000 undocumented immigrants live in the state of New York, with about 53,000 of those individuals under the age of 16. By providing these immigrants with added help, the state of New York continues its tradition of welcoming those who come to this country with the intention of making their permanent homes here.

The Right Legal Representation

Along with the added help with health care and social services, the Regional Rapid Response team will provide legal support for families and individuals in our area. Retaining the services of an experienced New York immigration lawyer can often provide the added help these individuals need to avoid deportation and to resolve problems with visa overstays and other immigration issues. Working with a New York immigration lawyer is often the most practical first step toward achieving legal residency in our area.

At Oltarsh & Associates, P.C., our New York immigration lawyers can provide the support and representation immigrants need to resolve visa issues and other problems with ICE and other agencies. We work with you to determine the most effective approach to your situation. If you need the most assertive and effective representation for your immigration difficulties, call us today at 212-944-9420 to schedule a free case evaluation with our attorneys. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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