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Adams, Brooklyn, Queens leaders offer workshops for immigrants

New York leaders continue to offer workshops for neighboring immigrants on the path to citizenship. Catholic Migration Services and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) will host the first joint naturalization workshop for eligible green card holders on Saturday, July 28th at LaGuardia Community College.

The July 28th workshop is designed to offer information and guidance to green card holders seeking to become U.S. citizens, according to organizers, who said lawyers and trained volunteers will assist them in filling out naturalization applications and help them understand their legal rights.

In Brooklyn, Eric Adams, Borough President will host his annual Citizenship Drive on Saturday, July 21st at Borough Hall.

Read the full story in the Brooklyn Eagle: Adams, Brooklyn, Queens leaders offer workshops for immigrants

Acude al taller gratis en Nueva York sobre cómo aplicar por la ciudadanía ante USCIS

Servicios Católicos de Migración junto al New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI por sus siglas en inglés) estan organizando el primer taller de naturalización en el condado de Queens, sábado, 28 de Julio 2018. En anticipación, estan haciendo todo lo posible para mantener la comunidad informado sobre los requisitos y el proceso para obtener la ciudadanía.  Si eres un inmigrante con Residencia Legal Permanante o si tiene su tarjeta verde (green card en inglés) necesitará lo siguiente:

Requisitos para el taller de naturalización

  • Tarjeta de residencia y todos los pasaportes;
  • una copia de la declaración de impuestos más reciente del IRS;
  • el certificado de matrimonio o papeles de divorcio (si aplica); y
  • los disposiciones judiciales certificadas y disposiciones de la MTA (si aplica).

Taller de Naturalización
Cuando: Sabado, 28 de Julio 2018 desde la 9:00 a.m. hasta la 5:00 p.m.
Donde: LaGuardia Community College ubicada en 31-10 Thomson Avenue, E Atrium, Long Island City, NY 11101.
Nota: Para registrarse para este taller, favor de llamar (212) 225-4400 o envia un mensaje de texto a (718) 866-3687.
Haga clic aquí para descargar el folleto como PDF en Español o in English.

Lea la historia completa en El Diario: Acude al taller gratis en Nueva York sobre cómo aplicar por la ciudadanía ante USCIS

¿Deben inmigrantes aplicar a la ciudadanía ante nuevas políticas de USCIS?

Para aquellos que dudan si deben aplicar para la ciudadanía, especialmente durante este clima político, es viable y necesario. Servicios Católicos de Migración junto con New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI por sus siglas en inglés) están colaborando otra vez para un taller de naturalización sábado, 28 de Julio en LaGuardia Community College.

Taller de Naturalización
Cuando: Sabado, 28 de Julio 2018 desde la 9:00 a.m. hasta la 5:00 p.m.
Donde: LaGuardia Community College ubicada en 31-10 Thomson Avenue, E Atrium, Long Island City, NY 11101.
Nota: Para registrarse para este taller, favor de llamar (212) 225-4400 o envia un mensaje de texto a (718) 866-3687.
Haga clic aquí para descargar el folleto como PDF en Español o in English.

Para aprender más sobre el proceso, los requisitos y detalles para el taller, lea la historia completa por El Diario: ¿Deben inmigrantes aplicar a la ciudadanía ante nuevas políticas de USCIS?

Becoming a U.S. citizen: Immigrant New Yorkers reveal why they want to become Americans

Since the new administration took office in January 2017, eligible green card holders have expressed an increased demand and interest in becoming U.S. citizens. Catholic Migration Services and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest have teamed up with partnering firms to offer free naturalization clinics. The next clinic is scheduled to be held on Saturday, July 28th at LaGuardia Community College in Queens. Individuals interested are encouraged to call our free and confidential hotline at (212) 225-4400 or text (718) 866-3687 to be pre-screened and determine eligibility.

When: Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: LaGuardia Community College located at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, E Atrium, Long Island City, NY 11101.

Click here to download the workshop flyer as a PDF in English en Español.

Read the full story via amNewYork: Becoming a U.S. citizen: Immigrant New Yorkers reveal why they want to become Americans

Hundreds rally against separation of immigrant children from their families

In an effort to raise awareness and speak out against the separation of families at our southern borders, Queens residents peacefully rallied and marched in solidarity of immigrant families while opposing the current administrations policy of separating undocumented children and detaining them in specialized facilities. Organized by City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), the march started at St. Sebastian’s Roman Catholic Church in Woodside and ended at Noonan Playground in Sunnyside.

Jose Leon, a senior staff attorney with Catholic Migration Services, said he was appalled by the images of children in detention and that the organization he represents will continue fighting for immigrants.

Read the full story via the Times Ledger: Hundreds rally against separation of immigrant children from their families

Queens Immigrants Attend Resource Fair and Legal Clinic

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, District Attorney Richard Brown, and the Queens Immigration Task Force held their Annual Immigrant Know Your Rights Week Resource Fair and Legal Clinic on Thursday, June 28th at Queens Center Mall. Over 30 organizations and agencies participated in the resource fair and connected Queens immigrants with information for city services, nonprofit organizations and advocacy groups. A free legal clinic provided confidential consultations in areas of immigration, housing, employment, and domestic violence. Attorneys from Catholic Migration Services were available for legal consultations and an outreach team informed New Yorkers about the organization’s legal services.

 

Queens residents stop by the Immigrant Resource Fair for a chance to learn about new services, organizations, and agencies.

Queens immigrants chat with the outreach team of Catholic Migration Services to learn about the legal services and know your rights education available through the organization.