June 13, 2014
On June 10th, VOLS was incredibly proud to celebrate the work of our colleague, and friend, Elizabeta (Liz) Markuci, at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Legal Services Awards.... Read more
May 5, 2014
On May 1st, Liz Markuci, Director of VOLS’ Immigration Project, spoke to a standing-room only crowd of over fifty advocates from all over the United States at the 2014 NLADA/ABA Equal Justice Conference. Read more
March 19, 2014
On February 20, 2014, VOLS and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett collaborated to host a legal clinic to help immigrant youth apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a temporary form of relief which benefits immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. Read more
January 21, 2014
VOLS collaborates with the New Economy Project (formerly NEDAP) to help DACA Eligible students apply for the NYC DREAMER Loan fund. For more information on interest-free loans to youth who cannot afford the $465 DACA application fee, see the link below: http://www.nedap.org/DREAMerLoanFund/ Read more
November 21, 2013
On December 6th, Fordham Law School will hold a conference titled "Representing Immigrant Youth: Ethics and Other Emerging Topics in Special Immigrant Juvenile Practice," sponsored by Fordham's Feerick Center for Social Justice and the New York County Lawyers' Association.  Liz Markuci, Director... Read more
October 14, 2013
On June 10, 2014, Simpson Thacher's New York office hosted a Dream Not Deferred application assistance clinic organized by Volunteers of Legal Services. Read more
April 11, 2013
On March 22nd, WilmerHale's New York office hosted a career day for students from the Bronx Lab School. Eight high school students spent the day touring the office, speaking to attorneys and staff about career options, and even playing a little ping-pong. Read more
October 22, 2012
Recently, attorneys volunteering through VOLS' Immigration Project completed deferred action applications for 15 immigrant students.  In addition to help preparing their deferred action applications, these students will receive full legal representation throughout the process.... Read more
October 16, 2012
James came to the United States from Nigeria to provide a better life for his family.  In 2002, a few years after arriving in New York, he arranged for his two sons, Pope and Niko, to come to the United States on 6-month visitor's visas.  Wanting his sons to grow up in their father's presence, he... Read more
July 18, 2012
On July 10, 2012, Liz Markuci, the Director of VOLS' Dream Not Deferred Project, met with 40 very hopeful students and parents to discuss Secretary Janet Napolitano’s June 15th memorandum directing the Department of Homeland Security to exercise prosecutorial discretion to temporarily suspend or... Read more