BUILDING ONE COMMUNITY IN THE NEWS

Hiding in plain sight: Immigrants struggle to navigate a changing political reality

Greenwich Times By Alexandra Villarreal Blood red blemishes stretched across Maria’s cheeks. The rosacea had appeared months earlier, around the 2016 election, and it would not leave. When she visited the doctor, she was told that stress had caused the violent sores bubbling from her skin. It was not her work that brought Maria so…
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Stamford nonprofit offers free immigration counseling

News12 Connecticut STAMFORD – A free immigration clinic was held with volunteer attorneys Friday morning in Stamford to offer information about citizenship and deportation to immigrants in the community. Building One Community, a nonprofit organization that seeks to support immigrants, organized the event as an outlet for those who may need information but aren’t sure…
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Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic: Supporters Rally In Stamford For DACA

Stamford Daily Voice By Karen Tensa STAMFORD, Conn. — Over 150 people gathered Tuesday evening in Mill River Park — just across from Trump Parc Stamford — to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Speakers from Stamford Mayor David Martin to the head of Building One Community vowed…
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After DACA is rescinded, Dreamers rally outside Trump Parc in Stamford

Stamford Advocate By Travis Clark STAMFORD — “Our dreams are not illegal,” read one sign. “Dreamers make America great,” read another. That is the message DACA recipients and their allies were sending Tuesday outside Stamford’s Trump Parc. Angel Mendoza, 11, of Bridgeport, began the demonstration with a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” and the crowd…
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WAVE OF APPRECIATION – Awards honor those who serve immigrants

Stamford Advocate By Martin B. Cassidy STAMFORD — …Catalina Horak, executive director of Building One Community, nominated the Koes because of their leadership and organizing efforts to help open the Building One Community facility at 75 Selleck St. in Stamford. Previously known as Neighbors Link, Building One Community is a nonprofit that provides educational services, such…
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Deportation threat looms in schools

Stamford Advocate – EDITORIAL June 18, 2017 Maybe you believe the immigration debate has no impact on your life. Perhaps your own family’s arrival in the United States is so many generations past that commonalities with new families crossing borders have become opaque. A meeting last week between Stamford Superintendent of Schools Earl Kim and a parent group offered a…
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