Defender Support

Alert: Rikers Transfers and Non-U.S. Citizens

On October 13, 2021, Governor Hochul and Mayor De Blasio announced a plan to transfer the majority of women and Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, NonBinary, and Intersex (TGNCNBI) people who are incarcerated by DOC at Rose M. Singer Center (RMSC) on Rikers Island to New York State DOCCS facilities (the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and the Taconic Correctional Facility). The Immigrant … Read more »

Best Practices Guide to Screening for Immigration Consequences In New York Family Court, with Supporting Materials

The best practices guide and supporting materials below are designed to help family court counsel identify when to work with an immigration attorney in a client’s case and navigate the complexities of incorporating immigration concerns into their representation. Actions taken in family court, such as admissions to non-citizen status, findings that the respondent has violated an order of protection, or … Read more »

Representing Immigrant Defendants in New York, 5th Edition

Representing Immigrant Defendants in New York, 5th Edition Over 20 percent of New York State residents are foreign-born, according to the U.S. Census, and many are non-citizens who may be easily subject to detention and deportation for criminal convictions. Through a well-organized explanation and analysis of the relevant law – along with our renowned two-page “Immigration Consequences of Crimes Summary Checklist” … Read more »