The visit’s purpose was to understand the human rights concerns related to operations of private militias, as well as private military and private security contractors.
|Professor Peter Markowitz|
November 9, 2017 - In Vox, Professor Peter Markowitz speaks on the success of the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), which was created partly because of the efforts of Markowitz and Cardozo's Immigration Justice Clinic. The NYIFUP is an effort to guarantee legal representation for all detained immigrants in New York City.
A new study by the Vera Institute for Justice states that with guaranteed legal representation, up to 12 times as many immigrants have been able to win their cases in New York. Soon, under the Safe Cities Network, every eligible immigrant who gets detained in a dozen more cities will have access to a lawyer to help fight their immigration court case.