Post Tagged with: "New York Lawyers for the Public Interest"

Some 70 students marched from their schools in the South Bronx to Lower Manhattan to attend last week’s rally. (Photo by Sneha Dey via City Limits)

Suit: Black and Latino Students Deprived of Sports Equity

Black, Latino, Sports, Youth June 28, 2018 at 5:01 pm

A lawsuit brought against the NYC Department of Education and the Public Schools Athletic League alleges that Black and Latino high school students “have significantly less access to sports teams.” City Limits covers the rally where the lawsuit was announced.

(Illustration by Suphitcha Jan Donsrichan for Voices of NY)

‘Discharge and Dump’ of Mentally Ill from Immigration Detention?

Featured Posts, Health, Immigration, New York, Voices' Picks August 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm

A new federal civil lawsuit charges that the constitutional rights of mentally ill individuals were violated when they failed to receive discharge planning following their release from an Orange County immigration detention center.

Commissioner Nisha Agarwal. (Photo via News India Times)

Agarwal New Commissioner for Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

One of this year’s tasks for Nisha Agarwal, the new Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, will be to put the new municipal ID program into place, reports News India Times.

MTA’s Access-A-Ride Not so Accessible

MTA’s Access-A-Ride Not so Accessible

In the News, Latino, Social Services, Transportation May 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm

The MTA’s failure to provide interpreters and translated materials to non-English speaking disabled and elderly passengers is leaving many out in the cold or scrambling for alternatives to use the vital Access-A-Ride service, reports El Diario/La Prensa.