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Westchester County Wage Theft Trial Makes History

Posted on 05/15/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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First Case to Appear in Federal Court Wins Maximum Amount

By Teresa Santiago and Alice Kenny

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Filed under: Reporting Exploitation & Fraud, Supporting Immigrant Workers

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

Yonkers P.D. Arrests Scam Artist Who Targeted Immigrants

Posted on 04/1/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Immigrants Turned First to Catholic Charities for Help

Accused of scamming more than 40 immigrant families with promises of citizenship, Juan Cedillo, 63, was arrested by Yonkers police thanks, in part, to intervention by Catholic Charities Community...

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

Tags: Yonkers police, Juan Cedillo, Catholic Charities Westchester, Esmeralda Hoscoy, Mayor Mike Spano

Sisters Flee from Violence for Safety in the U.S.

Posted on 02/26/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Julia Cruz

Walking Dogs to Support Her Family

Abandoned by her husband, Juana Cruz tried to support her daughters, Julia and Estefany, with the only job she could find in their impoverished town of Chlatenango...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Reporting Exploitation & Fraud, Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: El Salvador, unaccompanied minors, Brett Stark

$400,000 in Stolen Wages Returned to Workers

Posted on 06/2/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

High-Profile Win for Low-Profile Workers

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Reporting Exploitation & Fraud

Tags: Westchester Labor Alliance, Day Laborers

$25K Swindled From Recent Immigrants

Posted on 07/6/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

In one of the latest publicized examples of immigrants preyed on by swindlers, Hispanic couple Jorge and Gloria were scammed out of $25,000, reports Telemundo in a recent televised news program.

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