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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...
Throughout the month of October, Catholic Charities is celebrating the volunteers and clients of our Pro Bono Project in anticipation of National Pro Bono Week coming up October 24-30, 2021. Today, we highlight Pro Bono Volunteer Advocate Kristen Sisko of Meyner and Landis LLP. When Kristen first volunteered with...
Currents News Air Date August, 24, 2021. As the Taliban grows stronger each day in Afghanistan, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York is trying to help those fleeing for their life. “We have already begun that process and we are prepared to do more as...
The Catholic Charities Pro Bono Project is particularly thrilled to share the success of recent legal and non-traditional advocacy for its clients in ICE custody. Attorney Sophia Genovese was brought on to the Pro Bono Project’s team last year to provide legal services to immigrants who are detained by the government and...
President Joe Biden’s First 100 Days in Office Show Quiet Success on Immigration, But with More Work Needed at the Border and for the Undocumented    As the Biden administration completed 100 days in office on April 30, it achieved—if somewhat quietly—several important immigration policy goals outlined in January of this year and promised during...
Matthew Lizotte is an attorney who has volunteered with The Catholic Charities Pro Bono Project and defended refugees and asylees in immigration proceedings since 2019. Outside of his work with Catholic Charities, he is a solo practitioner and owner of Lizotte PLLC, a law firm focused on real estate litigation...
“In 2020 we served over 100,000 immigrants.” Immigration has risen to the top of the news cycle in recent weeks. With the recent change of administration in Washington, new executive orders, agency policies, and legislative reforms that affect immigrants and refugees have been issued or proposed. Critics, however, suggest that these...
With the recent change of administration in Washington, new executive orders, agency policies, and legislative reforms affecting immigrants and refugees have been issued or proposed. We expect more in the months to come, as lawmakers continue to search for pathways that respond to the needs of immigrant families, workers, refugees, and children. This page will...
Catholic Charities issued the following statement today in response to the Biden Administration’s announcement that it would withdraw the government’s case to defend the Trump Administration Public Charge Rule: “We are pleased with the administration’s decision to withdraw Trump Public Charge Rule and reinstate guidance that has...
Information Updated as of 2/18/2021 A new administration brings hope for meaningful reforms to immigration laws and policies. But notarios and predatory attorneys often take advantage of that hope by claiming to assist noncitizens pursue permanent relief, like a Green Card.  It is important to have accurate and updated information.  With...
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