Catholic Migration Services joins the New York Immigration Coalition and over eighty partners in New York Counts 2020, a coalition to maximize participation in the census and therefore counter the expected impact of the citizenship question if added to the 2020 census. If included, a citizenship question will stoke unnecessary fear in immigrant communities and could result in a significant undercount, particularly already under-counted racial and ethnic minority groups. With immigrants constituting nearly 1 out of 4 New Yorkers, an undercount in the 2020 Census will have catastrophic consequences – costing all New Yorkers political power and billions of dollars in federal funding for key services.
Read the full press release from the New York Immigration Coalition: BREAKING: DOJ Reveals Bannon Behind Census Citizenship Question
On Wednesday, a dozen people among library staff and volunteers stuffed 300 backpacks with children’s books in Spanish and art supplies to be distributed among children and adolescents placed in the care of organizations in New York. Catholic Migration Services is among the list of organizations advocating for immigrants’ rights and legal services to bring books to minors.
Read the full story in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Public Library brings books and art materials to migrant children separated from their parents
Un volante fue encontrado este domingo por el concejal Jimmy Van Bramer en un poste de energía ubicado en la esquina de la calle 35 y la avenida Skillman, con un mensaje que el concejal describe como un símbolo antiinmigrante. En respuesta, el organizo una rueda de prensa junto a representantes de Make the Road New York (MRNY), Servicios Católicos de Migración, Sunnyside Community Services, Sunnyside & Woodside Action Group (SWAG), representantes de LaGuardia Community College, activistas de inmigración y residentes locales para denunciar la propaganda.
Lea la historia completa en El Diario: Aparición de volante antiinmigrante crea temor en zona de Queens
In response to the alarming posters that appeared in Sunnyside, Queens, activists, educators and a New York City council member have joined forces to denounce the presence of white supremacist activity in the borough after a hate group said it was responsible for creating the signs.
Read the full story from NBC New York: Council Member Condemns White Supremacist Activity in New York City After Anti-Immigration Signs Appear
This week City officials and immigration advocates gathered in Sunnyside, Queens on Tuesday to denounce posters that were put up in the neighborhood urging people to report undocumented immigrants to the federal government. Catholic Migration Services was among one of the groups to say loud and clear: immigrants are welcome here!
Read the full story in amNew York: Posters urging people to report undocumented immigrants sparks outrage in Queens