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Most of his fellow Venezuelan migrants to New York City over the past month are tight-lipped, holding stories of hardship both from home and on their perilous journey. Fernando, 40, is an exception. He won’t give his last name, for fear of persecution from the government back in his home country, but he’s quite willing to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Catholic Charities is deeply concerned about the current state of policies that have resulted in thousands of asylum seekers being bussed throughout the United States without proper planning. Over the past weeks, asylum seekers have arrived often hungry, tired, and in need of basic items. In...
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...
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...
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...
Executive Director Monsignor Kevin Sullivan shares a video message from a Caritas site in Krakow, Poland, on why Catholic Charites of New York was in the region with Cardinal Dolan talking to Ukrainian Refugees and aid workers.  Monsignor Kevin Sullivan traveled to Poland last week to witness relief efforts by Catholic...
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