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Trapped by Guatemalan Thugs, Leonel Herrate Escapes to Share His Story

Posted on 04/23/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Part of Catholic Charities Special “Who Are These Immigrants?” Series

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Guatemalen thugs, Leonel Herrate

Introducing the Faces behind the Numbers of Those We Serve

Posted on 04/20/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Meet Rigoberto and Janice in This Just-Released Video

Meet Rigoberto and Janice in This Just-Released Video

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Catholic Charities NY video, Rigoberto Gutierrez, Janice Valentino

From Amicus Briefs to American Girl Dolls

Posted on 04/16/2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

For Immigrants A lot - and a Little - Goes a Long Way

Fostering talents of Immigrant children in NYC shelters

By C. Mario Russell, Esq.

Director, Immigrant and Refugee Services

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Mario Russell, Catholic Charities NY Immigration roundup

Who Are These “Unaccompanied Minors”?

Posted on 04/10/2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Find Out from Those Who Know Them Best

By Anthony Enriquez

Director of Catholic Charities Unaccompanied Minors Program

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Anthony Enriquez, unaccompanied minors

Urgent! We Need Your Help and Hope

Posted on 03/26/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Last year was a year of devastation for so many of our brothers and sisters: hurricanes; evictions; lives and livelihoods swept away. But because of compassionate neighbors like you, it was also a year of great hope.

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico

Faith Leaders Fight for New York Farm Workers

Posted on 03/23/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Push to Bring Modern Rights to Medieval Workplaces

Farm workers, largely foreign born and already unprotected by labor laws most of us take for granted, feel increasingly helpless during this vocal anti-immigrant environment. So Catholic...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: New York farm worker rights, Rural and Migrant Ministry, Governor Cuomo, Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act

Flexible, Local English Classes Empower Immigrants with Independence

Posted on 03/13/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

First Crucial Step

By Elaine Roberts
Director of the International Center at Immigrant and Refugee Services, Catholic Charities NY

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Finding English & Citizenship Classes, Supporting Immigrant Workers

Tags: ESOL, citizenship

Do You Have Immigration Questions?

Posted on 02/27/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

We Have Answers. Find Out More.

Get answers—in nearly any language—by calling Catholic Charities at the New York State New Americans Hotline: 1-800-566-7636 (toll-free in NYS).

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: New York State New Americans Hotline

Sisters Flee from Violence for Safety in the U.S.

Posted on 02/26/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Disabled and Abused


Julia Cruz

Walking Dogs to Support Her Family

Abandoned by her husband, Juana Cruz tried to support her daughters, Julia and Estefany, with the only job she could find in their impoverished town of Chlatenango...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Reporting Exploitation & Fraud, Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: El Salvador, unaccompanied minors, Brett Stark

Bearing Witness - & Impacting - Immigration History

Posted on 02/21/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check Out Our Latest Immigration Roundup

 

By C. Mario Russell, Esq.

Catholic Charities NY Director of Immigration & Refugee Services

We are growing accustomed—though never comfortable—with the pace of change and...

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

Tags: WNYC, UNIVISION, El Diario, TPS

Countering Humiliations & Human Trafficking through the Dignity of Work

Posted on 02/20/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Thoughts, Prayers and Tangible Help

Victims who have undergone the horrendous humiliation of human trafficking often regain their dignity through one of the most basic of human activities, work.  This is why Catholic...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: human trafficking, dignity of work

¿Se Habla Inglés? Say It in English!

Posted on 02/2/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check Out Catholic Charities’ Free Classes

Learning English is an essential step to becoming fully integrated into American society.

For those planning to become American citizens it is necessary to demonstrate the ability to...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Finding English & Citizenship Classes

Tags: New Americans Hotline, Immigration Help