In the News

Road to City Hall — New Economy Project’s Sarah Ludwig and Deyanira Del Rio discuss a new proposal in Albany that threatens NYS’ protections against exploitative lending.

Daily News — Wells Fargo — embroiled in a scandal over the creation of up to 2 million fake accounts — was knocked down to a “needs improvement” rating by federal regulators in March under the Community Reinvestment Act, citing an extensive pattern of discriminatory and illegal lending practices. New York City rules say that in order to be designated to get government deposits, a bank must have at least a “satisfactory” rating.

Philadelphia Inquirer — Andy Morrison, campaigns director for the New Economy Project in New York, accused Dimon and his bank of making large financial contributions to U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and other members of Congress who want to stop or restrict the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other government agencies that have punished JPMorgan for ripping off borrowers.

As federal actions threaten immigrants’ rights and economic security, immigrant New Yorkers are rightly concerned about how to protect themselves and their families. Here, you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about immigrants’ financial rights, based on current laws and information.