The city budget will include more than $16 million for legal services for immigrants facing deportation.
“I am delighted to say that the administration will be baselining $16.4 million to fund legal representation for immigrant New Yorkers facing deportation and other immigration charges,” Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Nisha Agarwal told the City Council during a hearing Wednesday. “With that investment, the city will have dedicated over $30 million total specifically for legal and other services for immigrants.”
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The money to fund attorneys comes after the Council had requested $12 million for the program, known as the Family Unity Project — asking them to baseline the $6.5 million that the Council had put in last year’s budget and add $5.5 million more — and wound up getting more than to reach the $16.4 million baselined figure.
The funding will guarantee representation to low-income immigrants facing deportation, according to Council
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