Immigrant Rights and Language Access

Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets on 10 of the most populous immigrant and refugee groups in Western New York:

Afghanistan                           Iraq Fact Sheet

Bhutan Fact Sheet                  Puerto Rico

Burma Fact Sheet                   Somalia Fact Sheet

Central Africa                        Sudan Fact Sheet

Eritrea                                   Yemen

Immigrants, Refugees and Languages Spoken in Buffalo


Working for a Better Life, Fiscal Policy Institute


Ba Zan Lin of Burmese Community Support Center discusses the Burmese experience in Buffalo

Gamileh Jamil of Access discusses the Yemeni immigrant experience in Western New York

Lisa Strand of the Legal Aid Bureau and Steven Sanyu of Burmese Community Services discuss community policing and refugees

Megan Rumph Perry and Natalie Crespo of Journey’s End Refugee Services discuss language access in medical care

Other Resources

Checklist for Best Practices in Language Access

I Speak Customized for Buffalo Handout

Medical Providers fact sheet

Medical Flyer for Patients

Language Access Legal Cheat Sheet Final – February 2012

Key elements for an LEP Plan

Neighborhood Legal Services Policies

Neighborhood Legal Services Client Procedures Manual

Fact Sheets with translations regarding access to services in different sectors, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

New Americans Study RFP

Rochester Police Department – Language Access Agreement

Language Assistance Planning and Self-Assessment Tool

Suffolk County Language Access Policy

Suffolk County Individual Agency LEP

Nassau County Language Access Policy

U.S. Department of Justice LEP