The NYS Office for New Americans has awarded the Hiscock Legal Aid Society a substantial amount of new funding that will allow HLA to dramatically expand the size and scope of its immigration legal services in 2019.
“For years, in communities around the nation including here in Central New York, there has been a crushing, unmet need for this sort of representation,” said Linda Gehron, Executive Director, President and C.E.O. “With this additional funding, we can serve more people and help them emerge from the periphery of society to contribute to our community more fully, and without fear.”
Hiscock Legal Aid continues to collaborate with the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County (OnVLP). OnVLP will assist with supporting this project in CNY and in the North Country.
The expanded services are slated to begin in May.
Read more about this in the press release issued by the New York State Governor’s Office:
Governor Cuomo Announces Selection of 19 Full-Time Immigration Attorneys to Help Immigrants Across State