IDP & Partners Cheer the Passage of Court Notification Bill
ALBANY, NY – New York is poised to strengthen much-needed constitutional protections for immigrants facing criminal charges after the State Assembly passed a bill mandating New Yorkers get notified of the possibility of immigration consequences.
“Brooklyn Defender Services applauds the New York Assembly for recognizing the importance of the Court Notifications Bill. We now urge Governor Hochul to sign this bill into law. With the enactment of this bill, New York State will take an important step toward ensuring immigrants are able to exercise the protections available to them and to make informed decisions about the criminal proceedings against them,” said Nyasa Steger, Director of Immigration Initiatives at Brooklyn Defender Services.
View the full statement here.
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