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Life on the Frontlines of Immigration Reform

Posted on 10/19/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Jumping the High Dive to Rescue Lives

By C. Mario Russell, Esq.
Director of Immigration & Refugee Services
Catholic Charities NY

 

Just over a month has passed since our last update and, as you will see below,...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Help for Refugees, Asylees, & Victims of Trafficking, Supporting Immigrant Workers

Tags: C. Mario Russell, Immigration Reform, DACA, International Center, JustLove

Day Laborers Mobilize to Direct Donations Straight to Mexico & Puerto Rico

Posted on 10/4/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

“We Need to Share the Little We Have”

Day laborers dressed in yellow traffic vests to protect them as they work along busy roadways formed a human chain this past weekend, tossing crates of water, food, flashlights and...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Supporting Immigrant Workers, Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Catholic Charities Obreros Unidos, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Hurricane Maria, Earthquake

DACA Day of Action!

Posted on 09/25/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Banding Together to Beat the DACA Deadline

 



Catholic Charities Immigration Legal services is kicking off DACA Day of Action today, September 25, 2017, to help eligible DACA recipients renew their applications before the October 5...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: DACA

Catholic Charities’ Janet Hernandez Awarded First-Ever Yonkers Hispanic Trailblazers Award

Posted on 09/22/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Pushes Our Communities from Darkness to Light

 

Ms. Hernandez receives award

From serving as an International Observer in Ecuadorian presidential elections to organizing day laborers in Yonkers, Catholic Charities Community...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Free DACA Immigration Legal Help!

Posted on 09/19/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Renew Your Application Now

En Español

Download the flyer from the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: DACA, Immigration and Refugee Services, Immigration Legal Clinic

Top Ten DACA Resources

Posted on 09/14/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

The fate of young immigrant “Dreamers” - dismal last week and brighter today - remains in flux after President Trump first announced he was ending the Deferred Action for Immigrant Arrivals (DACA) program and today announced he is...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: DACA, New Americans Hotline, WADO, UNIVISION, Volunteering, Catholic Charities Immigrant and Refugee Services

What’s Up with DACA: A Guide to Know Your Rights

Posted on 09/6/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Understanding President Trump's 9/5 Announcement 

Looking for answers on what’s up with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) after President Trump’s September 5...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Executive Orders

Catholic Charities Joins Rally to Support DREAMers

Posted on 09/5/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Remains Steadfast in Solidarity

The Trump administration announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) today, September 5, 2017, a program that has protected from deportation nearly 800,000 young undocumented...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

All You Need to Know about the “RAISE” Immigration Plan

Posted on 08/24/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Change ≠ Reform

 

RAISE Immigration Reform - Catholic Charities on El Diario

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: C. Mario Russell, El Diario

Immigration Executive Order Update

Posted on 08/8/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Know Your Rights

Worried how new Immigration Executive Orders could affect you and those you know?

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Executive Orders

Barbecue Brings Together Day Laborers and Police

Posted on 08/4/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Creating a Community

Ashley Jacks, a Catholic Charities summer intern from Elon University in North Carolina, recalls her experience at the day laborers’ barbecue she attended Sunday, July 30, in Yonkers, NY.

By Ashley Jacks

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Eastern Conference Soccer Champs Face Off

Posted on 08/3/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Remind Immigrant Teens to Stand Strong


La Union F.C. watched New York City FC beat the Chicago Fire at Yankee Stadium.

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Help for Refugees, Asylees, & Victims of Trafficking

Tags: Immigrant teen soccer club, La Union F.C., Eastern Conference soccer club, New York City FC, Chicago Fire, Yankee Stadium, unaccompanied minors

Gang Members or Bullied Children? You Decide.

Posted on 08/1/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

The Latest On ICE Raids in Long Island

By Andrew Craycroft, Esq.

Catholic Charities Immigration Services

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: ICE, Operation Matador, Long Island immigration raids, Mara Salvatrucha gang, MS-13

College Intern Witnesses Immigrants' Reality

Posted on 07/28/2017 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Documents Immigrants’ Hopes & Fears

Ashley Jacks, a Catholic Charities summer intern and student from Elon University in North Carolina, gives her eye-opening first-person account of a recent Catholic Charities “Know Your Rights”...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Catholic Charities Dutchess County, Immigration Legal Clinic, Ashley Jacks, Elon University

Independence Day 2017

Posted on 07/5/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Lives Lit Up by Catholic Charities

Fresh back from celebrating Independence Day - marking the moment 241 years ago when immigrants hailing from across the Atlantic first honored our nation’s birth - we today share a new story of jubilation. With your help, Catholic Charities helps for our neighbors in need regain their own independence...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Affiliated Agency Events, Catholic Charities Centennial

Tags: Independence Day