New “Public Charge Rule” takes effect today–Download Public Charge Screening Tool

Empire Justice Center:  ” The implementation of the public charge rule today is a devastating blow for all Americans. The rule is heartless, cruel, and betrays our core values as a nation of immigrants.” 
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The Legal Aid Society, Make The Road New York, and Empire Justice Center has a new version of their Public Charge Screening Tool to address client needs caused by the implementation of the new public charge rules today, which you can access here: https://legalaidnyc.org/…/Public-Charge-Screening-Tool-2-24…
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Bar examiners are asking law students about their mental health. Many aren’t getting help because of it – CNN

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“[Students] should absolutely get the help they need and not worry about being asked a question that they have to answer and then reveal their medical history,” said New York State Bar President Hank Greenberg. “We don’t do that with any other physiological condition, and that we still do that for mental health is no longer acceptable in 2020.”
 
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A New York court is weighing whether to drop the question from the state’s bar application after a working group within the New York State Bar Association issued a report in August calling for the removal of any questions about “mental history, diagnoses, or treatment.”
 
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