Global Post - That reality is part of what drives the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), launched November last year. The program aims to provide legal counsel for all poor immigrants in New York City and is based on a 2011 study, which found that legal counsel was a major factor for successful outcomes in immigration cases.
In the upcoming issue of Cardozo Life, we profile the Cardozo professors and students who have been working to expose and end the use of solitary confinement in corrections systems. Check out a sneak peak:
Cardozo alumna Rachel Pecker '13 worked on the case as a student and intern in the Innocence Project. Here, she recounts her experience on the case, and what it was like to be there when Morton was freed.
NBC News - Ultimately, the goal of the project’s advocates is to provide counsel for all migrants facing deportation in New York State, which would cost $7.4 million, said Peter Markowitz, who runs the immigration legal clinic at Cardozo School of Law, which has helped lead advocacy for the pilot program.
New York Times - The program “marks a sea change in the quality and quantity of justice that will be afforded to New York City’s immigrants,” said Peter L. Markowitz, a Cardozo School of Law professor who has helped lead the initiative.