Supporting Immigrant Workers

Getting Permission to Work in the US

WARNING: Many agencies advertise that, for a price, they can get work permits for immigrants who lack legal immigration status. These may not be valid.  When fraud is suspected, call the Catholic Charities-operated New York State New Americans Hotline to make a confidential...

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What to do About Wage Theft

Wage theft is the illegal underpayment or non-payment of wages owed to workers. When you don’t receive all the wages you have earned the first step is to bring it to your employer’s attention, as hopefully it was only a mistake. However, if it turns out you’re a victim of wage theft, unlawful...

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Job Preparation & Placement

Finding work is hard but Catholic Charities is here to help. If you have obtained status as a refugee, asylee, victim of trafficking, or other humanitarian process, we help write resumes, develop solid interview skills and teach you how to search for a job. We also set up job interviews matching...

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Help for Day Laborers

Catholic Charities helps day laborer men and women earn a living, contribute to society and become part of their communities. in partnership with the Day Laborers we provide educational workshops, leadership training, and opportunities for economic empowerment. Some programs teach OSHA approved...

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After Fleeing Death, Young Mother Prepares to Meet Pope Francis

Legs from a friend’s dead body hung from a garbage can wedged along the road near Keidy Marin’s childhood home in San Juan en Tela, Honduras.  A few days later she spotted the head, Ms....

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Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Catholic Charities helps immigrants reunite legally with their families, obtain proper work authorization, learn English and civics, and prepare to pass citizenship exams. Catholic Charities also assists immigrants in avoiding exploitation by unscrupulous practitioners by providing correct...

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