State selects lawyers to offer legal services to immigrants
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Immigration attorneys will be offering legal services in all regions of New York through a program run by the Cuomo administration.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 19 attorneys have been selected to serve as full-time legal counsels providing free services to immigrants who need assistance. The Democrat says the lawyers will be working in conjunction with the state's Office for New Americans' Opportunity Centers located across the state.
State officials say the free services will help immigrants and their families seeking help with visas, work permits and other legal matters.
The selected attorneys are with organizations that provide legal assistance, including the Legal Aid Society and the New York Legal Assistance Group. They'll be working with state Opportunity Centers located from Long Island to the North Country and western New York.