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Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito, Chancellor Fariña and Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Agarwal Announce Additional Immigration Guidance, Resources for Schools and Families - NYC.Gov

03/21/2017  |  Media Alerts  |  Share

NEW YORK – As part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Cities’ Day of Immigration Action, Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Nisha Agarwal today announced the expansion of immigration guidance and supports for schools and families, providing a detailed...

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NYC Orders Schools to Turn Back Donald Trump’s Immigration Authorities at the Door - The Observer

03/21/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

The city unveiled a formal set of protocols to for how schools must react if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrive on the property—guidelines intended to reassure immigrant New Yorkers anxious over President Donald Trump’s aggressive enforcement agenda.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito,...

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Scared and planning for the worst: Immigrants brace for deportation - CNN

03/20/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

New York (CNN)Ninety-seven people are at Catholic Charities this morning. It feels like a hospital waiting room.

The sense of anticipation is palpable: Every time a charity worker comes to the front of the room with a clipboard, everyone looks up, waiting for their names to be called. For their questions to be answered.   What happens if...

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Protegiendo a los inmigrantes: recomendaciones para Nueva York - El Diario

03/19/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Con dos órdenes de ejecución firmadas en enero de 2017, el presidente ha intentado cambiar el panorama de inmigración de nuestra nación. Si bien hay razones para creer que será muy difícil y muy costoso implementar estas órdenes -sin mencionar los desafíos legales que se van a crear- las mismas parecen haber dado a las agencias de inmigración y...

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Media Advisory: Legendary Latin jazz musician and Grammy Award Winner

03/08/2017  |  Media Alerts  |  Share

Bronx, New York – March 8, 2017 -- Grammy award winner and Latin jazz musician Dave Valentin passed peacefully early this morning surrounded by his family and loved ones at the Throggs Neck Rehab & Care Facility in the Bronx where he had been since 2015.

Dave was born to Puerto-Rican parents in the Bronx and attended the High School...

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03/07/2017  |  Statements from Catholic Charities  |  Share

New York, NY – March 6, 2016 – In light of today’s announcement from the White House on the executive order affecting immigration, I would like to reaffirm Catholic Charities of New York’s deep commitment to our immigrants and refugees. Catholic Charities of New York has a 100-year legacy of compassionately welcoming and effectively integrating...

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New travel ban decried as anti-Muslim by immigrant advocates - Newsday

03/06/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Muslim and immigrant advocates were dismayed at the Trump administration’s issuance of a revised executive order Monday that temporarily restricts U.S. entry for people from countries seen as terror threats and halts refugee programs over national security concerns.

The order blocks entry for foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran,...

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No se asuste. Conozca sus derechos. Protéjase a si mismo -Westchester Hispano

02/28/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Por: C. Mario Russell, Esq.

Durante los últimos meses, el presidente electo Donald Trump ha expresado su intención de hacer cambios en algunas de las políticas y programas que afectan a inmigrantes y refugiados. Esto ha creado ansiedad en nuestras comunidades.  Es importante identificar los temas y recursos de tener en cuenta:


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Law-Abiding but Illegal, and Fearing the New Trump Rules - New York Times

02/24/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Delfin Polanco waits on Thursday morning for a lawyer to help him stay in the country where he raised his son and has lived for 22 years.

Like about 40 others, he arrived by 5 a.m. in Lower Manhattan for a legal clinic offered for immigrants by Catholic Charities. It will be hours before he is seen.

To pass the time, Mr. Polanco...

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02/22/2017  |  Media Alerts  |  Share

Catholic Charities Hotline in Collaboration with New York Immigration Coalition, Univision, El Diario, and Radio WADO Run Successful Three-Day Telethon

NEW YORK, NY (February 20, 2017) – Catholic Charities’ NYS New Americans Hotline, open daily from 9 am-8 pm at (800) 566-7636, has had a 70% increase in call volume since the...

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¿Cuál es la diferencia entre una redada y una operación de captura por parte de ICE? - Univision

02/18/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

El abogado Franco Torres explicó por qué no se deben confundir ambas cuestiones y aclaró qué se debe hacer en caso de que un agente de inmigración llegue hasta la puerta de su casa.


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El alivio migratorio que Trump amenazó con eliminar, pero aún está vigente - El Diario

02/14/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

rante su campaña, el hoy presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, aseguró que una de las primeras acciones que tomaría cuando llegara a la Casa Blanca sería acabar con el programa de DACA, que entró en vigor en agosto del 2012 beneficiando a más de 1 millón de indocumentados que llegaron al país siendo menores de edad.

Y aunque las ...

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ICE Raids Spark Fear, Rumors in NYC's Immigrant Communities - NBC New York

02/14/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

People living in immigrant communities in New York City say fear is taking a toll on daily life after last week's Immigrations and Customs Enforcement operations sparked rumors and false information in their neighborhoods.

In Woodside, Queens, the silence was deafening at El Mariachi restaurant at lunchtime Tuesday, normally a bustling...

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02/13/2017  |  Media Alerts  |  Share

Mexican Consul General, Diego Gomez Pickering, will visit San Andreas Church on Monday, February 13th in Yonkers, New York. Members of the Catholic Charities of NY day laborers group, Obreros Unidos de Yonkers, will be in attendance to discuss topics such as employment rights and responsibilities to prevent exploitation and workplace abuses. In...

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Immigration Week Activity

02/13/2017  |  Media Alerts  |  Share



WHO:   Volunteer immigration legal staff from Catholic Charities Immigrant and Refugee Services and other organizations in the New York area Univision 41, El Diario la Prensa and Radio WADO                                                     

WHAT: Will conduct its 4th “Know your Rights/...

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