MOIA Releases Fourth Annual Report: State of Our Immigrant City
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    Report analyzes trends in data on barriers faced by immigrant New Yorkers and reviews MOIA’s efforts to respond to COVID-19, institutionalize access to free immigration legal help, empower immigrants to participate in civic society, and advocate for federal policy reforms.
Support. Not Fear.

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    Many health and social services—including COVID-19 testing, vaccination, and care, emergency Medicaid, food assistance, tenant protection, and free legal help—are available to all New Yorkers regardless of immigration status, ability to pay, or employment status. Click to view our resource guide.

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    As of March 9, 2021, the 2019 Public Charge rule has ended. This means you can use public benefits and city services to get the care and support you need without fear. Your immigration status does not matter.
Avoid Fraud
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    Watch out for false promises. Scammers may promise to help get you a green card or other immigration benefits just to get your money. Learn how to avoid being defrauded.
Temporary Protected Status
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    As of April 2021, Myanmar/Burma and Venezuela now have TPS status. Learn more about what that might mean for you.

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