On Saturday February 1st CMS Outreach Assistant Rebecca Rybaltowski participated in a leadership training hosted by Faith in NY at St. Teresa in Woodside,Queens. The training informed community members about tactics to successfully lobby and advocate for immigration reform. The training also prepared participants for their options if immigration reform were to pass.
Throughout the day participants broke off into small groups to hold detailed discussions about current immigration policy and the reforms that are needed. Participants were urged to come up with possible solutions to current immigration issues. They presented their ideas as if they were giving a proposal in support of immigration reform to Mayor deBlasio.
Rebecca highlighted CMS’ Immigration Legal Services program which can help immigrants who seek TVisas,UVisas, TPS, DACA, political asylum and family reunification. She also emphasized CMS’ upcoming citizenship workshop which will take place on March 1st. She encouraged participants that were legal permanent residents to register for the workshop so that through citizenship they can have a greater impact in selecting political leaders that impact immigration policy. Rebecca reminded participants that regardless of their immigration status workers had rights in the workplace. A lack of immigration reform should not prevent workers from speaking out against employers who were subjecting them to workplace abuses. She encouraged participant to contact our Linea Laboral in order to report any workplace grievances against their employers.
For more information about our Immigration Legal Services’ program click here.
To connect with out Linea Laboral Operator call 1-877-525-2267.