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Every working day, Betty Gomez hears stories about human misery. It’s part of the life of a caseworker at Catholic Charities, but Betty takes it in stride, even during times of crises. One of those times is this summer, as a recent wave of desperate migrants show up at the...
Immigrants and Refugees
Even in the turbulent world of immigration justice, it was highly unusual when the Manhattan offices of Catholic Charities Immigrant & Refugee Services was sent scores of notices for court hearings involving people who had never entered the main offices of Catholic Charities. Besides, those kinds of notices are usually sent...
Immigrants and Refugees
Who sent them remains shrouded in mystery. Some say the governors of Texas and Arizona. Others point to U.S. Immigration, or maybe it’s a combination. All Alissa Tyghter-Gerald, Division Director of Community and Outreach Services for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, knows is that they keep...
Immigrants and Refugees
They call her Mama. In a conference room at Catholic Charities headquarters in midtown Manhattan, Mariana Duenas, a Catholic Charities caseworker convenes a group of 13 Venezuelan migrants joined around a set of tables. It’s 11 a.m. on July 28, and they are among the dozens who will filter...
Immigrants and Refugees
Hundreds of migrants from the southern border arrived in July at Catholic Charities offices in the Bronx and Manhattan. Many came to New York hungry, tired, and in need of the basics of human dignity at the height of a sweltering summer. Catholic Charities has responded with food, water, and information...
Immigrants and Refugees
Catholic Charities Immigrant & Refugee Services will celebrate World Refugee Day at an outdoor Community Arts Festival in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood, 58 Seventh Avenue. The festival will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. World Refugee Day, first held in 2001, is designated by the United Nations to honor all...
Immigrants and Refugees
Immigration & Refugee Services of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York has been selected as one of four lead agencies by the U.S. government to coordinate the resettlement of Ukraine refugees in the metropolitan area. The agency has also been awarded $220,000 from the New York City Mayor’s Office...
Immigrants and Refugees
It’s a birthday celebration that includes a slice of anxiety. As advocates for immigrants recently marked the 10th anniversary of DACA, they recognized that those who benefit from its provisions continue to work jobs and raise families without confidence in the future. DACA –which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – temporarily spares...
Immigrants and Refugees News Youth
The work of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York is highlighted through profiles of an Afghan refugee who fled the 2021 Taliban takeover and a college student from the Bronx who found a solution to hunger through the work of Catholic Charities. Our Gala video features the work...
Immigrants and Refugees
By Peter Feuerherd Advocates for Haitian refugees were advised during a Feb. 17 webinar to be culturally aware in assisting those who fled political persecution, gang violence and natural disasters as they navigate the labyrinth of the U.S. immigration system. The issues became more acute last summer, as President Jovenel Moise...
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