NYC Town Hall -- All Immigrants Deserve a Fair Day in Court Before Being Deported!

On Saturday, Nov. 14, join families affected by deportation, advocates, judges, lawyers and elected officials at a town hall forum in Manhattan to bring public awareness to the importance of expanding judicial discretion in deportation hearings. Judicial discretion is a judge’s ability to consider all factors in a person’s life — the amount of time they have lived in the United States, their family and community ties, their rehabilitation — before deciding to deport them. Since 1996, judges haven’t been able to use discretion in the majority of cases. As a result, most immigrants are denied a fair day in court before being deported. Together, we can retsore justice to the broken immigration system. What: Town hall discussion on restoring justice to immigration system When: Saturday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: STAR Senior Center, 650 West 187th St. For more information, contact Sandy Placido at 212-781-0355 ext. 300. This event is sponsored by Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia, Families for Freedom, the Immigrant Defense Project and the New York Civil Liberties Union.

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