Immigrants are jumping at the chance to get advice from nonprofits like the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. Funding for immigrant legal support has increased recently and this has allowed nonprofits in the Central Valley to expand their services. Much more needs to be done, however, to make sure immigrants get the legal help they need.
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
APRIL 17, 2013
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NYS Entity Type
FOREIGN LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
2013 - FIVE STAR LEGAL ADVANCES FUND III, L.P.
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