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Catholic Charities Advocates for Worker Rights

Posted on 03/7/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Day Laborer Meeting Addresses the Current Anti-Immigrant Climate

More than 100 day laborer and immigrant workers from across the five boroughs joined New York City officials and local social service organization leaders including Catholic Charities NY...

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Filed under: Supporting Immigrant Workers

Tags: immigrants, Day Laborers, Catholic Charities NY, Lincoln Hospital, NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, New York City Commission on Human Rights, immigrant workforce, construction, Fr. Eric Cruz

Workers Rights: Top 3 Things You Need to Know

Posted on 02/28/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Convening Offers Key Strategies to Improve Immigrant Workplace Conditions

Men stiffed by their bosses after working 12 hours in sun, snow and rain.  Women paid subminimum wage for scrubbing toilets.  Examples of exploited immigrant workers are older...

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Filed under: Supporting Immigrant Workers

Tags: Workers rights, free convention, Subminimum wage, Catholic Charities NY, Immigrant affairs, Human rights, Day Laborers, discrimination, NYC Mayor

Attacked by Zealots in India, Catholic Family Finds Safety in NYC

Posted on 01/2/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Learn More about Them Here and in The New York Times

A fractured collarbone. Spinal fractures. Head wounds.

Antony Fernandez, his wife and daughter suffered devastating injuries six years ago after an attack in their home in India, reports John...

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

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases, Antony, Sheehan & Aiswarya Fernandez, RSS, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

Best Way to Help Immigrants in Rockland County

Posted on 12/3/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Volunteer at Our Community Legal Clinic 

Feeling helpless hearing about traumatized immigrants struggling to navigate our U.S. legal system? 

Here is how you can make a difference!

Come join us on December 14th,...

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Filed under: Accessing Legal Help, Finding English & Citizenship Classes, Help for Refugees, Asylees, & Victims of Trafficking, Supporting Immigrant Workers

All Inclusive Immigration & Refugee Services!

Posted on 08/31/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

At Catholic Charities, You Name It; We’ve Got It

When it comes to free and low-cost services for immigrants and refugees, you name it; we’ve got it here at Catholic Charities NY.  Our comprehensive immigration services span from New York City to the...

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

Tags: free comprehensive immigration services, free comprehensive refugee services

Eyewitness to Injustice at the Texas Border

Posted on 06/25/2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

These Families Are Our Families

Fr. Eric Cruz joined a small contingent of priests and Catholic Charities representatives on a pilgrimage this past weekend to the Texas border to visit a fellow Catholic Charities agency serving immigrant children...

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

Tags: Catholic Charities, Fr. Eric Cruz, Texas border, separated immigrant children.

New Yorkers, Don’t Shut the Door on Refugees

Posted on 06/14/2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Diversity Is What Makes Our City Special

By Kelly Agnew-Barajas

Director of Refugee Resettlement, Catholic Charities NY

What Makes New York Unique?  

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

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, refugee resettlement, Kelly Agnew-Barajas, El Diario

New Half-Price MetroCards Offer Roadmap to Equality

Posted on 06/13/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Mobility Equals Opportunity

Considered the great equalizer connecting New Yorkers to jobs, education and upward mobility, our roaring subway system turned a historic corner this week by agreeing to offer half-priced MetroCards to low-income New...

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Filed under: Supporting Immigrant Workers, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Permanent Affordable Housing

Tags: Half-price New York City Metrocards, Mayor DeBlasio, Community Service Society metro report

Puerto Rican Day Parade 2018 Honors Catholic Charities

Posted on 06/12/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Celebrates “the Best of Who We Are as a Community”

Draped in red, white and blue single-starred Puerto Rican flags, thousands lined New York City’s Fifth Avenue, dancing to salsa music and cheering as Catholic Charities NY and fellow honorees led the...

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Filed under: Signature Events, Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Supporting Immigrant Workers, Partnership Giving Opportunities, Team Catholic Charities NY

Tags: Puerto Rican Day Parade 2018, Honors Catholic Charities NY

Speaking English: Doesn’t Get More Basic Than That

Posted on 05/3/2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Find Free & Low-Cost English Classes in New York

To become citizens, to fit into our nation, residents must speak English. It doesn’t get more basic than that.   

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Filed under: Supporting Immigrant Workers

Tags: : free low-cost English classes New York, Catholic Charities International Center Ecuadorian consulate Long Island City

Flexible, Local English Classes Empower Immigrants with Independence

Posted on 03/13/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

First Crucial Step

By Elaine Roberts
Director of the International Center at Immigrant and Refugee Services, Catholic Charities NY

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Finding English & Citizenship Classes, Supporting Immigrant Workers

Tags: ESOL, citizenship