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Green Light Bill Gets the Green Light from Albany

Posted on 06/20/2019 by admin  |  Share

Image: Everyone Get Your Driver's License Sign, Immigration
Image Credit: Dana Weiner, Catholic Charities of New York

Catholic Charities of New York Supports the New Law

by Sophia Theriault

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: immigration driver's license

Legal Aid, English Classes & More Canceled for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Posted on 06/6/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities NY Responds

By Alice Kenny

Legal aid along with English classes, recreation and more are now on the chopping block for unaccompanied immigrant children temporarily housed in federal migrant shelters, according to an...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Finding English & Citizenship Classes, Help for Refugees, Asylees, & Victims of Trafficking

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, Immigrant and Refugee Services cuts in legal aid, English classes for unaccompanied immigrant children, Mario Russell

Reflections from the Border: Part 5

Posted on 06/5/2019 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

“God Is Still Close”


Benedictine Monastery, Tucson, AZ

The Department of Homeland Security is releasing thousands of detainees at the southern border to relieve overcrowding, overwhelming Catholic Charities agencies that serve these...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Help for Refugees, Asylees, & Victims of Trafficking

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, Annie Kibrick, reflections at the Arizona border

Best Way New Yorkers Can Help Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Posted on 05/31/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Volunteer at Catholic Charities

By Alice Kenny 

Wish you could help immigrant children we see in the news, those fleeing all alone to the safety of our shores?

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Help for Refugees, Asylees, & Victims of Trafficking, Supporting Immigrant Workers

Tags: Catholic Charities, best volunteer New York, unaccompanied immigrant children

Reflections from the Border Part 4: Catholic Charities NY in Arizona

Posted on 05/29/2019 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

The Extraordinariness of the Ordinary

The Department of Homeland Security is releasing thousands of detainees at the southern border to relieve overcrowding, overwhelming Catholic Charities agencies that serve these immigrants. The increasing...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Help for Refugees, Asylees, & Victims of Trafficking

Tags: Richard Espinal, Catholic Charities NY, Arizona immigrants border

Reflections from the Border Part 3: Catholic Charities NY in Arizona

Posted on 05/28/2019 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Meeting Travelers, People Like Us

The Department of Homeland Security is releasing thousands of detainees at the southern border to relieve overcrowding, overwhelming Catholic Charities agencies that serve these immigrants. The increasing stream of...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Richard Espinal, Catholic Charities NY, Arizona immigrants border

Reflections from the Border Part 2: Catholic Charities NY in Arizona

Posted on 05/20/2019 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Children Become Hope

The Department of Homeland Security is releasing thousands of detainees at the southern border to relieve overcrowding, overwhelming Catholic Charities agencies that serve these immigrants. The increasing stream of asylum seekers...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, immigration, Arizona Border, volunteer, Migrant aid

What’s New in the 2020 Census

Posted on 05/17/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

And How What’s New Affects You

By Alice Kenny

The U.S. Census count, a once-in-a decade nationwide event – along with changes planned for it - can have a huge impact on you.

How so? 

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Accessing Legal Help, Team Catholic Charities NY

Tags: 2020 Census

On the Frontlines and in the Field

Posted on 05/16/2019 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Kelly Agnew Barajas Shares Her Firsthand Witness to the Growing Refugee Crisis

Kelly Agnew Barajas, our director of refugee resettlement at Catholic Charities NY, recently spoke about her witness to the current refugee crisis. Please check out her...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Kelly Agnew Barajas, Catholic Charities NY, Refugee Resettlement services

Reflections from the Border: Catholic Charities New York in Arizona

Posted on 05/13/2019 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share


Photo: Catholic Charities of New York, Tuscon, AZ

The Department of Homeland Security is releasing thousands of detainees at the southern border to relieve overcrowding, overwhelming Catholic Charities agencies...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Best Way to Help Immigrants in New York

Posted on 05/9/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Volunteer at Catholic Charities Free Legal Clinics

By Alice Kenny

As more and more moms, dads and children from the gang-filled nations of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, flee for safety to the U.S., many of us wonder how we can make a...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Help for Refugees, Asylees, & Victims of Trafficking

Tags: immigration volunteer, free immigration legal clinics

Meet Janet Hernandez

Posted on 05/3/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Census Taker, Immigrant & Catholic Charities Employee Extraordinaire

By Alice Kenny

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Accessing Legal Help, Reporting Exploitation & Fraud, Supporting Immigrant Workers

Tags: Janet Hernandez, 2020 Census, New York jobs

Happy May & Labor Day

Posted on 05/1/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Best Wishes – Plus Free Employment Training – from Catholic Charities NY

By Alice Kenny

Not just a day of daffodils and dances around maypoles – although we’re certainly grateful for that! – but May Day here at Catholic Charities NY and in much...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Supporting Immigrant Workers, Job Readiness & Placement

Tags: May Day, Labor Day, wage violations, free employment training

Meet Katie, Makayla and the Fernandez Families

Posted on 04/30/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

See This Snapshot of Those Helped by Catholic Charities

Mere stairs, as forbidding as a concrete wall, blocked Katie from ever visiting her daughter, Makayla at school.  Trapped in a wheelchair ever since a car sideswiped hers on the New Jersey...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, gala video, St. Ignatius School, Catholic Charities immigration.