In response to the humanitarian crisis unraveling at our southern border, the Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn shared some thoughts on the separation of families, the horrors and “psychological damage being perpetrated on these innocent children” while also highlighting two bills that would include “poison pills”. Bishop DiMarzio brings attention to both pieces of legislation that “use undocumented youth as bait”.
Currents reporter covers City Hall rally where Council Members Levine and Gibson joined the Right the Council Coalition advocating passage of Intro 214-A, calling on New York to become the first city to give tenants the right to free counsel.
Tenants rally at City Hall in support of Intro 214-A
The Right to Counsel Coalition comprised of tenants, advocates, academics and legal services providers rallied on Wednesday, December 13th at the steps of City Hall calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to pass Intro 214-A, in support of right to counsel for all low income tenants who face eviction in New York City. Clever Borja, a Queens tenants representing CMS shared his testimony before the crowd.
Members of the Ministry to Nigerian immigrants with Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn.
Catholic Migration Services conducted two dinners on successive Fridays to honor the recipients of this year’s Shining Star Awards presented to parishioners of the diocese’s ethnic ministries for their service to the Church in Brooklyn and Queens.