Organizing, educating, and serving low-income Korean and Asian immigrant communities since 1984.

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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Know Your Rights around Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Detention, arrests and raids by ICE agents were recently threatened by the Trump administration, and the New York City area is still a major target. Check out our Immigration Resources page for information in English and Korean on how to respond if you or your community are approached by ICE at ome, at work, on the street, or while driving!

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Green Light NY: What You Need to Know

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 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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