St. John’s Law Hosts March for Justice Program on Immigration Policy

03/24/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

On Monday, March 20, 2017, St. John’s Public Interest Center and Coalition for Social Justice hosted program titled “Families, Neighbors, Refugees: How New Immigration Policies Impact Our Community.”

The program featured two experts in the field: Sharone Schwartz-Kaufman, managing attorney for immigration at Catholic Migration Services...

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Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito, Chancellor Fariña and Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Agarwal Announce Additional Immigration Guidance, Resources for Schools and Families - NYC.Gov

03/21/2017  |  Media Alerts  |  Share

NEW YORK – As part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Cities’ Day of Immigration Action, Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Nisha Agarwal today announced the expansion of immigration guidance and supports for schools and families, providing a detailed...

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NYC Orders Schools to Turn Back Donald Trump’s Immigration Authorities at the Door - The Observer

03/21/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

The city unveiled a formal set of protocols to for how schools must react if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrive on the property—guidelines intended to reassure immigrant New Yorkers anxious over President Donald Trump’s aggressive enforcement agenda.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito,...

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Scared and planning for the worst: Immigrants brace for deportation - CNN

03/20/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

New York (CNN)Ninety-seven people are at Catholic Charities this morning. It feels like a hospital waiting room.

The sense of anticipation is palpable: Every time a charity worker comes to the front of the room with a clipboard, everyone looks up, waiting for their names to be called. For their questions to be answered.   What happens if...

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Protegiendo a los inmigrantes: recomendaciones para Nueva York - El Diario

03/19/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Con dos órdenes de ejecución firmadas en enero de 2017, el presidente ha intentado cambiar el panorama de inmigración de nuestra nación. Si bien hay razones para creer que será muy difícil y muy costoso implementar estas órdenes -sin mencionar los desafíos legales que se van a crear- las mismas parecen haber dado a las agencias de inmigración y...

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Media Advisory: Legendary Latin jazz musician and Grammy Award Winner

03/08/2017  |  Media Alerts  |  Share

Bronx, New York – March 8, 2017 -- Grammy award winner and Latin jazz musician Dave Valentin passed peacefully early this morning surrounded by his family and loved ones at the Throggs Neck Rehab & Care Facility in the Bronx where he had been since 2015.

Dave was born to Puerto-Rican parents in the Bronx and attended the High School...

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UPDATED STATEMENT ON IMMIGRATION FROM MONSIGNOR KEVIN SULLIVAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF NEW YORK

03/07/2017  |  Statements from Catholic Charities  |  Share

New York, NY – March 6, 2016 – In light of today’s announcement from the White House on the executive order affecting immigration, I would like to reaffirm Catholic Charities of New York’s deep commitment to our immigrants and refugees. Catholic Charities of New York has a 100-year legacy of compassionately welcoming and effectively integrating...

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New travel ban decried as anti-Muslim by immigrant advocates - Newsday

03/06/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Muslim and immigrant advocates were dismayed at the Trump administration’s issuance of a revised executive order Monday that temporarily restricts U.S. entry for people from countries seen as terror threats and halts refugee programs over national security concerns.

The order blocks entry for foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran,...

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