Legal Aid Participates In The City Council's Brooklyn Town Hall On Immigration Reform
TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013

Last week, Jojo Annobil, the Attorney-in-Charge of The Legal Aid Society's Immigration Law Unit, participated with New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and members of the New York City Council in a town hall on immigration reform. Annobil said that "comprehensive immigration law would strengthen immigrant communities and keep immigrant families together," and noted that "there is an urgent need to protect and empower vulnerable New York immigrants by providing them with regular accurate information about the legislative process and the proposed laws, and counseling them on documents that may be required under any new law."

The Legal Aid Society provides comprehensive legal assistance for low-income immigrants in all five boroughs of New York City. The Society's Immigration Law Unit is the largest in the country, and has a proven track record of identifying new trends and emerging issues and in quickly responding to policy changes to preserve family integrity, as is evidenced by the Society’s immediate response to provide comprehensive client services to immigrant youth through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over the course of the last year. The Legal Aid Society's Immigration Law Unit is uniquely situated to respond to likely changes in federal immigration policies that will affect low-income immigrant New Yorkers over the coming year.