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Anti-Violence Advocates Against Deportation Statement at NY City Council Committee on Immigration Hearing on 10/15/14

New York City Council Committee on Immigration October 15, 2014 Hearing Anti-Violence Advocates Against Deportation Testimony in support of Int. 0487-2014 Anti-Violence Advocates Against Deportation antiviolencenyc@gmail.com My name is Juana Peralta from the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. I am reading the statement of the Anti-Violence Advocates Coalition Against Deportation which is based on our letter […]

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Photos & History: SRLP From 2002 to Today!

So much to do and so much to celebrate! Here is a brief history of our victories, not to mention all of the community events, daily legal services, and collaboration with our partners and allies! 2002 SRLP began as a one-person fellowship project at the Urban Justice Center. 2003 SRLP wins victory in Doe v. Bell, establishing […]

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SRLP’s Pooja Gehi on the Criminal-Immigration System on Out-FM

The rapidly expanding collaboration between police and immigration authorities has a devastating impact on low-income queer and transgender immigrant communities. Federal programs such as “Secure Communities” (S-Comm) and the Criminal Alien Program, which effectively bring immigration authorities into every precinct and jail, have greatly increased the risk of deportation. Because of profiling, criminalization and stereotyping, […]

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LGBTQ Organizations Urge NYC Council to Override Mayor Bloomberg’s Opposition to Ban Discriminatory NYPD Profiling

From Streetwise & Safe and the New York City Anti-Violence Project, for more info check out the Streetwise & Safe post here! — Dear New York City Council, We commend the New York City Council for leading the way toward putting an end to discriminatory policing of all of our communities by passing a comprehensive […]

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COMMUNITY FORUM ON NYPD PATROL GUIDE CHANGES

Want to know more about recent changes to the NYPD’s policies for interactions with transgender & gender non conforming people? Join us for a community forum on October 25th at 7pm! Find out what these changes mean for our community! What: a history of the community organizing and advocacy that has led to this victory […]

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