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Source: New York Law Journal
Subject: Legal Services
Type: Media Coverage

The ABA Weekend Round-Up

How can lawyers solve workplace issues for immigrants and religious minorities?

The morning of Aug. 11 at the American Bar Association annual meeting in New York started with a discussion by experts on “Workplace Issues for Immigrants and Religious Minorities Under the Trump Administration.”

The panel consisted of Deborah Axt, co-executive director of Make the Road New York, the largest immigrant base-building organization in New York state; Jo Kaur, attorney for the Law Enforcement Bureau at the New York City Commission on Human Rights; Noel Trip, principal in the Long Island office of Jackson Lewis; and P. David Lopez, partner at Outten & Golden and former general counsel at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The panelists pointed out that discrimination against minorities and immigrants in the workplace had increased by 30 percent in the last year and immigration arrests had risen by nearly 40 percent as of May 2017.

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