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Best Way to Help Immigrants in Rockland County

Posted on 12/3/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Volunteer at Our Community Legal Clinic 

Feeling helpless hearing about traumatized immigrants struggling to navigate our U.S. legal system? 

Here is how you can make a difference!

Come join us on December 14th,...

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Filed under: Accessing Legal Help, Finding English & Citizenship Classes, Help for Refugees, Asylees, & Victims of Trafficking, Supporting Immigrant Workers

ATTORNEYS – Train for Our FREE Immigration Legal Clinics; EVERYONE – Volunteer to help!

Posted on 09/25/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check Out These Two (2)! Great Immigration Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunity #1!

Are you an attorney looking to brush up on humanitarian and family-based immigration?

  • Sign up for our FREE Training Opportunity for Community Legal...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Accessing Legal Help

Tags: free immigration legal clinics, immigration volunteers, immigration attorneys, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Catholic Charities, immigration volunteer

NY Bar $15K Award Helped Catholic Charities Expand Immigrant Legal Services for Children

Posted on 09/13/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Gave Hope of Reunification to Parents Separated from Their Children

Foundation Board member Martin Minkowitz (second from left) with (L-R) Emma Doughty, Martin Minkowitz, Kelly Agnew-Barajas, Gladys Valverde and Samuel Heptig.

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Contacting the New York State New Americans Hotline, Accessing Legal Help

Tags: New York Bar Foundation, Catholic Charities Community Services NY, Central American Minors Legal Services

How to Get Help to Separated Immigrant Families Reunited in New York

Posted on 08/9/2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Please Share This Information if You Know a Family in Need

By C. Mario Russell, Esq.

Director, Immigrant and Refugee Services

Catholic Charities Community Services

Dear Friends,

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Contacting the New York State New Americans Hotline, Accessing Legal Help

Tags: Help for separated immigrant families in New York

First-Hand Look into How Separated Immigrant Children Are Faring in NY

Posted on 06/22/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

“No Apparent Plan for Reunification”

After President Trump’s announcement this week that his administration will stop separating immigrant children from their families and news trickles out about possible detention instead of hundreds of thousands...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Accessing Legal Help, Help for Refugees, Asylees, & Victims of Trafficking, Keeping Families Together, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Sofia Linarte, separated immigrant children in NY, Jose Xavier Orochena, NY1.

Free Legal Clinic for Haitian Immigrants

Posted on 06/7/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Join Catholic Charities in Rockland County!

Looking for a free legal clinic to answer the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) recent “Handle Your Affairs” warning to Haitians temporarily living in the U.S...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Accessing Legal Help

Tags: Haiti, Temporary Protected Status, TPS, Department of Homeland Security

New York Times Offers Peek into Catholic Charities Immigration Clinic

Posted on 02/24/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Faces of Fear and Anxiety


Delfin Polanco, from the Dominican Republic, waiting for an appointment to speak to a lawyer about his immigration case at a Catholic Charities office in New York. Credit Sam Hodgson for...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Accessing Legal Help

Tags: New York Times, Catholic Charities immigration refugee legal clinic

New Help Desk Provides Free Immigration Legal Services

Posted on 09/15/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

The premier Spanish-language newspaper “El Diario” turns to Catholic Charities Director of Immigrant and Refugee Services C. Mario Russell for regular updates on immigration reform.  Read this week in Spanish in El Diario...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Accessing Legal Help

Tags: Immigration Court Helpdesk, Immigration Legal services, deportation

Immigration Help Is Here

Posted on 09/9/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check Out Catholic Charities Legal Assistance

If you or someone you know is an immigrant needing help, Catholic Charities legal assistance is here for you. 

We provide legal consultation, representation and assistance...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Accessing Legal Help

Tags: legal assistance, Immigration Legal services

New NaturalizeNY Lottery Increases Legal Immigrants’ Odds of Becoming Citizens

Posted on 07/13/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Find Out How

Just launched today, NaturalizeNY, a first in the nation public-private partnership, offers special help – and a special lottery – so legal immigrant green card holders in New York can live the dream:  become U.S. citizens...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Accessing Legal Help

Tags: Naturalize NY, immigration lottery, Office for New Americans, Immigrant and Refugee Services

ICE Immigration Raids - Know Your Rights!

Posted on 01/27/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers are stepping up raids as part of a targeted sweep of Central American migrants slated for deportation.

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Accessing Legal Help

Tags: ICE Raids, deportation

$25K Swindled From Recent Immigrants

Posted on 07/6/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

In one of the latest publicized examples of immigrants preyed on by swindlers, Hispanic couple Jorge and Gloria were scammed out of $25,000, reports Telemundo in a recent televised news program.

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

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