On June 17, 2017, Ms. Malik attended the Helping Immigrants Forum at The First United Methodist Church of Jamaica, Queens. The event was designated to provide immigrants with the most updated information on their rights and helpful resources available across NYC.
In her presentation, she talked about immigrants’ rights at the border, what to do when stopped by law enforcement officers on the street, and how to handle the situation when officers knock on your door. Ms. Malik also explained some regulations in regards to applying for permanent residency (green cards) and U.S. citizenship.
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Other speakers included representatives from the Queens DA’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Queens Library, NYC Department of Human Resources Management, and NYC Office of Emergency Management. The presentations addressed various issues related to the immigrant community, such as where to find free computer skill classes for non-English speakers, how to protect yourself when looking for jobs, and where to seek legal assistance for free.
After the forum, Ms. Malik answered questions for attendees, who came from local communities.
“We’re honored to be invited to this forum and help residents deal with problems they and their families encounter,” said Ms. Malik. “Supporting immigrants isn’t only my job as an attorney, but my responsibility as a New Yorker. ”
Malik Law Firm also holds free “know your rights” workshops regularly. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and stay informed of our events, guidelines and explanations to policies.