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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

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

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

Immigrants Pack NY Public Library Seeking Answers to Supreme Court Split Decision

Posted on 07/5/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Experts Decipher Ruling at Town Hall Meeting

More than 600 immigrants from 56 countries pushed past marble lions standing vigil outside the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue and into an elegantly tiled room inside seeking...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: DAPA, DACA, Town Hall Meeting, Supreme Court

Catholic Charities Statement on Supreme Court Deadlock

Posted on 06/23/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share


NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio addresses this recent Supreme Court decision with city officials and community leaders 

Today, the Supreme Court announced a 4-4 ruling in U.S. vs. Texas, the highly contentious case questioning the...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Supreme Court decision, DACA, DAPA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans

Executive Action Q & A

Posted on 04/23/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

About 338,000 undocumented immigrants living in New York State may qualify for President Obama’s Executive Action on immigration reform.

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: DACA, DAPA, Deferred Action for Parental Accountability, executive action, undocumented immigrants

Largest Free Legal Screening Event on Deferred Action Just Held in NYC

Posted on 04/14/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

 
CRAIG WARGA/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.

By Alice Kenny More than 600 people, mostly immigrants desperate for honest information on...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Deferred Action for Parental Accountability

Six Reasons Cardinal Dolan Blessed Our Immigrant & Refugee Services

Posted on 03/19/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

In a special event held to bless our work with new immigrants and the central site where this work is carried out, Cardinal Timothy Dolan met, greeted and blessed staff, new immigrants and the Catholic Charities Immigrant and Refugee Services Division at its new location at 80 Maiden Lane yesterday, March 18. The Division relocated to this...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Catholic Charities Immigrant and Refugee Services Division, Cultural Instruction, DACA, DAPA, Kingston, Manhattan site, NY, President Obama's Executive Action, Staten Island, Terra Firma, USCIS office

President & Congress Guide Immigration Law -- Not Texas Judge

Posted on 03/10/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

El Diario, the premier Spanish-language newspaper, turns to Catholic Charities Director of Immigrant and Refugee Services C. Mario Russell for regular updates on immigration reform. Questions about the impact of Texas Judge Andrew Hanen on...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: DACA, DAPA, Deferred Action, Immigration Reform

Whiz Kid Immigrant Works with FB’s Mark Zuckerberg but Still Can’t Get Permanent Legal Status

Posted on 02/4/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Similar to many New Yorkers, Carlos Vargas attended kindergarten through college in New York City. Similar to very few, he worked on a mobile app with Facebook CEO Mark...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Mark Zuckerberg