THE POWER OF ONE COMMUNITY
YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS IN
ADVANCING THE SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION OF
IMMIGRANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
IN THE FIRST 10 MONTHS OF 2019 B1C BROUGHT 3,700 PEOPLE TOGETHER!
3,200 PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS 500 VOLUNTEERS
1,326 ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING AND CLASSES
819 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PARTICIPANTS
91% OF LEARNERS ARE BETTER ABLE TO NAVIGATE COMMUNITY RESOURCES
607 IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES CLIENTS
1,096 CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES PROVIDED TO 691 INDIVIDUALS
DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, OUR THOUGHTS TURN GRATEFULLY
TO ALL WHO MAKE OUR SUCCESS POSSIBLE - WE THANK YOU!
YOUR SUPPORT TRANSFORMS THE LIVES OF IMMIGRANTS & THEIR
FAMILIES WHO RELY ON BUILDING ONE COMMUNITY AS A
WELCOMING PLACE THAT BRIMS WITH COMPASSION, OPPORTUNITY,
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION OF TRUE IMPACT. YOU
WILL BE BUILDING ONE, STRONGER COMMUNITY.
BEST WISHES TO YOU THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
ANNE DOWNEY, BOARD CHAIR
CATALINA HORAK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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On June 18, 2020 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program in 2017 was “arbitrary and capricious.” This is an important victory for immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have spent most of their lives here. But it is a…Read More
An unprecedented number of people need economic and other support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal and state governments have enacted a number of emergency programs to supplement existing social safety net support. Immigrants need answers to two key questions: Does my immigration status affect my eligibility for help? Will participating affect opportunities for getting a…Read More
On February 24, 2020, the new USCIS regulation on Public Charge went into effect, after surviving many legal challenges. The new regulations are expected to have a significant negative impact on approvals for Green Card applications. We’ve distilled the basics of the new rule below, and answered some of the most important questions. What is the Public Charge provision? It is…Read More
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status has been a means through which unaccompanied minors who have been abused, abandoned or neglected by one or both parents can obtain a green card and thus pursue their dream of living lawfully in the U.S. However, under the current administration, denials have been issued when the young immigrants are already…Read More
In the case of a government shutdown for budgetary reasons, only “essential” personnel is allowed to work. USCIS(U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services), that includes petitions and applications, is not affected because it is a fee-funded program -with some exceptions of programs that receive appropriated funds. Immigration Court (EOIR) proceeds with normal operations with its detainee docket,…Read More
More than 7,000 Central American migrants have arrived at the US-Mexico border after crossing Mexico and parts of Central America, according to official figures released by the Mexican Interior Ministry. They are staying in temporary shelters in the border cities of Tijuana and Mexicali. The immigrants say they are fleeing persecution, poverty and violence in…Read More
On October 10, 2018 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed to expand the list of benefits that could make a person a “public charge”. This new rule would make immigrants inadmissible for permanent residence if they receive some US subsistence aid. It is important to remember that: 1) Not all immigrants are subject to…Read More
The termination of TPS (Temporary Protected Status) designation of Honduras will be effective on January 5, 2020, 18 months after the end of the current designation. The Department of Homeland Security has announced that Hondurans with TPS need to re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from June 5, 2018 through August 6, 2018.Read More
On May 4, 2018, DHS Secretary announced her decision to end the Temporary Protected Status for Hondurans, after almost twenty years since Honduras got the designation. As it is customary, there is an 18 months extension and so the effective termination date will be January 5, 2020. The re-registration information will be announced shortly. TPS…Read More
On Wednesday night, the Act Concerning Special Immigrant Juvenile Status was passed in Connecticut, extending the age of a “minor child” from 18 to 21 years old if unmarried and dependent on a competent caregiver. This is of particular relevance to unaccompanied minors who were abandoned, abused or neglected by one or both of his…Read More