Post Tagged with: "Catholic Charities"

Alejandra Silva-Exias is one of the volunteer attorneys who joined Catholic Charities’ state-backed program. (Photo via El Diario)

Online Campaign Recruits Volunteer Lawyers for Immigrants

Immigration, New York, Social Services February 14, 2019 at 11:53 am

Due to the massive backlog of immigration cases in courts, the state, along with Catholic Charities, has launched an online campaign aiming to recruit volunteer lawyers to offer legal services to low-income immigrants, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Félix Cepeda at the start of his hunger strike. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Archdiocese Defends Work With Immigrants in Response to Hunger Strike

Dominican, Immigration, Latino, Manhattan, Religion May 30, 2017 at 1:14 pm

As activist Félix Cepeda stages a series of 24-hour hunger strikes urging the Archdiocese of New York to make its churches sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants, Catholic Charities responded it has welcomed immigrants for centuries, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mexican native Eduardo Rodríguez, who arrived to the United States at the age of 15, thought that he could not apply for DACA, but Catholic Charities attorney, Jessica Lazo, explained to him that this immigration relief is still available. (Photo by Edwin Martinez via El Diario)

‘The Original DACA Remains Available’

Immigration July 14, 2016 at 2:54 pm

It is estimated that 50 percent of potential beneficiaries of DACA have not applied either out of fear or misinformation, but they still have time to do so, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Volunteers at the Aug. 22 Safe Passage Project training session (Photo by Mo Krochmal for Voices of NY)

Helping Young Migrants Navigate Immigration Court

Pro bono attorneys meet juveniles at their first court date in New York.