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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

How is the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacting the Immigration System as a Whole?

Posted on 03/30/2020 by Anonymous  |  Share

Joe Torres, from ABC7, speaks with Mario Russell with Catholic Charities on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sunday, March 29, 2020 1:44PM NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Another week of the coronavirus pandemic means another week of changes for us here at Tiempo. Just like last week, we come to you today from one of the eyewitness news edit...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Mario Russell, ABC7

Legal Aid, English Classes & More Canceled for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Posted on 06/6/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities NY Responds

By Alice Kenny

Legal aid along with English classes, recreation and more are now on the chopping block for unaccompanied immigrant children temporarily housed in federal migrant shelters, according to an...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Finding English & Citizenship Classes, Help for Refugees, Asylees, & Victims of Trafficking

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, Immigrant and Refugee Services cuts in legal aid, English classes for unaccompanied immigrant children, Mario Russell

Chef Lidia Shares Her Journey from Refugee to Culinary Queen

Posted on 03/5/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Joins Catholic Charities to Inspire Teens at Fordham Prep

Students, spellbound and silent, listened as first famed chef Lidia Bastianich described her childhood as a refugee, then Catholic Charities NY Director of Immigrant Services Mario Russell...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Chef Lidia Bastianich, Catholic Charities Immigration, Mario Russell, Fordham Prep, Catholic Charities NY, Catholic Relief Services

Intolerance Towards Immigrants Is Spreading

Posted on 05/15/2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Nobody Can Be a Bystander

By C. Mario Russell, Esq.

Director, Catholic Charities NY Immigrant and Refugee Services

Recently, at the Interfaith Conference event that a good number of us from Catholic Charities NY attended at the...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Mario Russell, Catholic Charities immigration roundup, Gijun Sugitani immigration

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