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Undocumented Immigrants in Need Finally Get Promised Pandemic Cash Assistance

Posted on 07/9/2020 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share


The line of people outside the Catholic Charities' Immigrant and Refugee Services, waiting to get their cash cards. BETH FERTIG / GOTHAMIST / WNYC

Article was originally published on Gothamist.com 

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

Tags: Gothamist, Immigration aid, Mario Russell, Lucia Goyen, Immigration cash assistance, COVID-19

Local Lawmakers Ask Cuomo to Extend Protection to Immigrant Renters in NYC

Posted on 06/18/2020 by Anonymous  |  Share

This segment features Antonio Garcia, Catholic Charities Director of Eviction Prevention Program. It originally appeared on Fox 5.

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Supporting Immigrant Workers, Preserving Housing

Tags: Fox5, antonio garcia, eviction prevention, immigration, COVID-19

GO ON GREEN

Posted on 01/21/2020 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Catholic Charities Hotline Helps Undocumented Immigrants with DMV Questions

By Alice Garbarini Hurley

Now that the Green Light Law officially took effect across New York State on December 16, 2019, Catholic Charities has stepped in to help...

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

Tags: the Immigrant & Refugee Services Catholic Charities, DMV, Licenses for Immigrants, Greenlight phone bank

Best Way New Yorkers Can Help Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Posted on 05/31/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Volunteer at Catholic Charities

By Alice Kenny 

Wish you could help immigrant children we see in the news, those fleeing all alone to the safety of our shores?

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

Tags: Catholic Charities, best volunteer New York, unaccompanied immigrant children

Westchester County Wage Theft Trial Makes History

Posted on 05/15/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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First Case to Appear in Federal Court Wins Maximum Amount

By Teresa Santiago and Alice Kenny

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Filed under: Reporting Exploitation & Fraud, Supporting Immigrant Workers

Meet Janet Hernandez

Posted on 05/3/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Census Taker, Immigrant & Catholic Charities Employee Extraordinaire

By Alice Kenny

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Accessing Legal Help, Reporting Exploitation & Fraud, Supporting Immigrant Workers

Tags: Janet Hernandez, 2020 Census, New York jobs

Happy May & Labor Day

Posted on 05/1/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Best Wishes – Plus Free Employment Training – from Catholic Charities NY

By Alice Kenny

Not just a day of daffodils and dances around maypoles – although we’re certainly grateful for that! – but May Day here at Catholic Charities NY and in much...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Supporting Immigrant Workers, Job Readiness & Placement

Tags: May Day, Labor Day, wage violations, free employment training

Day Laborers: Building with Hearts and Hands

Posted on 04/25/2019 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Catholic Charities Creates Community & Hope

By Juan Pablo Morales, Catholic Charities Day Laborers Program Bronx Coordinator 

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Filed under: Supporting Immigrant Workers

Tags: Juan Pablo Morales, Catholic Charities Bronx, Day Laborers, free OSHA training

Catholic Charities Advocates for Worker Rights

Posted on 03/7/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Day Laborer Meeting Addresses the Current Anti-Immigrant Climate

More than 100 day laborer and immigrant workers from across the five boroughs joined New York City officials and local social service organization leaders including Catholic Charities NY...

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Filed under: Supporting Immigrant Workers

Tags: immigrants, Day Laborers, Catholic Charities NY, Lincoln Hospital, NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, New York City Commission on Human Rights, immigrant workforce, construction, Fr. Eric Cruz

Workers Rights: Top 3 Things You Need to Know

Posted on 02/28/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Convening Offers Key Strategies to Improve Immigrant Workplace Conditions

Men stiffed by their bosses after working 12 hours in sun, snow and rain.  Women paid subminimum wage for scrubbing toilets.  Examples of exploited immigrant workers are older...

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Filed under: Supporting Immigrant Workers

Tags: Workers rights, free convention, Subminimum wage, Catholic Charities NY, Immigrant affairs, Human rights, Day Laborers, discrimination, NYC Mayor

Attacked by Zealots in India, Catholic Family Finds Safety in NYC

Posted on 01/2/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Learn More about Them Here and in The New York Times

A fractured collarbone. Spinal fractures. Head wounds.

Antony Fernandez, his wife and daughter suffered devastating injuries six years ago after an attack in their home in India, reports John...

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

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases, Antony, Sheehan & Aiswarya Fernandez, RSS, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh