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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

Migrant Children: A Four Part Series

Posted on 02/9/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

By Alice Kenny

Fifteen years old, hungry and alone, Elvis Garcia hitched rides, scrambled atop freight trains and dragged himself through 1,200 miles of deserts to reach his promised land, the United States.

Now this former unaccompanied minor works for Catholic Charities, helping fellow young immigrants survive  and thrive.

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

Tags: Elvis Garcia, immigrants, Migrant Children, News 12, unaccompanied minor