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Apply for a NY Driver's License Regardless of Immigration Status Starting Dec. 16!

On Monday, June 17, 2019, the Green Light bill, officially known as the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act, was passed and signed in the New York State legislature that allows undocumented immigrants residing in New York state apply for a Standard New York State Driver’s License—provided they go through the same application process, take the same tests, and pay the same fees as all other Standard License applicants.

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New Pubilc Charge Inadmissability Rule: What You Need to Know

On August 14, 2019, DHS announced new changes to their Public Charge rule that expands their definition of “public charge” and may negatively affect the immigration status of hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants using public benefits.

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NY State DREAM Act: Applications Are OPEN!

The NY State DREAM Act passed the State Senate and Assembly on January 23, 2019. Undocumented students who are residents of New York will finally be able to access their right to higher education. This bill has a widespread impact: 17% of the immigrant population is undocumented. An estimated 4,500 undocumented students graduate from high school each year.

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New Rent Laws in NY: What You Need to Know

On Friday, June 14, 2019, the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 was passed and signed in the New York State legislature that will significantly help to protect tenants from eviction and preserve more rent-stabilized apartments. The Act will close several flaws in New York rent laws designed by landlords that allowed them to unjustly raise rents and evict tenants. Some parts of the Act applies to rent-stabilized apartments while others apply for non-stabilized apartments. The Act is in effect for the entire state and complies with other New York City rent laws. Learn how the new rent laws may help you as a tenant, and what to do to become informed on your rights!

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