OLA Partners With The Door To Create Free East End Youth Deportation Defense Clinic

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OLA of Eastern Long Island (Organización Latino Americana), has joined forces with The Door to offer access to direct legal representation for East End youth facing deportation.

Youth under the age of 18 who meet all the following eligibility criteria include those who were formerly in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (shelters for minors who arrive in the US without a parent or guardian); those who live in New York City, Long Island, or the counties of Westchester and Rockland; those who are in removal proceedings; those who have Notices to Appear (NTAs) filed in court (including in absentia orders) – meaning their court hearing has already been scheduled with the Immigration Court.

“OLA is answering the call for more direct legal representation for East End Latinos. This collaboration is only one of the ways we are working to create better local access to legal professionals on a host of critical needs including wage theft, illegal evictions, and civil rights, among others,” said Minerva Perez, OLA’s Executive Director. “We have begun prescreening local East End youth for representation by The Door in their removal cases. We will share our resources to support this collaboration, which OLA considers of vital importance to support our area’s youth. This is a totally free service.”

For further information about eligibility, call OLA at 631-899-3441.

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