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Catholic Migration Services’ Proposed Tenant Protections Endorsed by New York Times

This week the New York Times Editorial Board endorsed several measures that Catholic Migration Services and Queens tenants have been advocating to Albany legislators.  These proposals would eliminate some of the loopholes in state laws that currently allow landlords to impose significant rent increases that often make rent regulated apartments unaffordable.  Catholic Migration Services has been working closely with tenants and coalition partners to advocate for the critical changes now supported by the Times.  These changes include restricting how landlords can eliminate “preferential rents” and eliminating the incentive to evict tenants (“vacancy bonuses”).

Read the full story in the New York Times: Voters Can Keep Housing Affordable 

LaGuardia Naturalization Clinic Served 65 Immigrant Clients

In a follow up story to our recent naturalization workshop at LaGuardia Community College, Catholic Migration Services, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, and our pro bono partners helped immigrant New Yorkers get one step closer to citizenship.

Read the full story in the Queens Daily Eagle: LaGuardia Naturalization Clinic Served 65 Immigrant Clients

 

LIC clinic helps immigrants apply for citizenship

A Long Island City naturalization workshop at LaGuardia Community College provided free access and services to immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship. With the help of Catholic Migration Services; New York Lawyers for the Public Interest; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; and volunteers from Goldman Sachs over 50 eligible green card holders were assisted through the legal process.

Read the full story in the Queens TimeLedger: LIC clinic helps immigrants apply for citizenship

The Immigration Conundrum

The issue of immigration reform has caught the attention of our country because of the unfortunate practice of separating children from their parents as they approach the border. Some of the people are seeking asylum or a safe haven escaping difficult situations in their home countries, especially violence and oppression. Others come seeking to improve their economic condition fleeing a life of poverty. In his weekly column Put Out Into the Deep, the Most Reverend Bishop DiMarzio revisits the President’s State of the Union address and the four pillars announced as the necessary elements for immigration reform.

Read the full column in The Tablet: The Immigration Conundrum

DACA RECIPIENTS: Call your lawyer today!

July 31, 2018

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The opportunity to renew your DACA Status could end as soon as mid-August 2018 depending on the outcome of court cases challenging the Trump administration’s attempt to eliminate DACA.

It is crucial that you contact your lawyer and check in with them today!

Brooklyn Office: (718) 236-3000
Queens Office: (347) 472-3500

Download this advisory as a PDF.

Naturalization clinics help immigrants apply for citizenship in Brooklyn and Queens

During a recent naturalization workshop at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, Catholic Migration Services and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest teamed up with partners for another successful workshop. This time pro bono attorneys, para legals, and volunteers assisted 65 lawful permanent residents who are now on their way to becoming citizens.

Read the full story in the Brooklyn Eagle: Naturalization clinics help immigrants apply for citizenship in Brooklyn and Queens