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  • The center is open from Mon-Fri 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. for emergencies and appointments ONLY. • El centro está abierto de lunes a viernes de 9 a.m. a 4 p.m. SOLO para emergencias y citas. • You can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding Covid-19 here.
  • INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES

    Individual and Family Support Services assist clients with medical, legal, and social challenges. We have on-site resources and connect with other community-based organizations to make sure that every client has the support they need to succeed.

    Health and Human Services

    Health and Wellness Day

    We work with partners to provide many on-site services including:

    • Health & wellness days (includes free dental cleanings)
    • Support for completing job applications
    • Recovery of unpaid wages*
    • Free AARP tax preparation assistance*
    • Assistance with applying for a Drive Only driver’s License *
    • Translation services (English-Spanish and Spanish-English)
    • Presentations and workshops
    • Standby guardianship documents

    Referrals to community resources for:

    • Medical and mental health services
    • Housing and homelessness assistance
    • Domestic violence and substance abuse issues

    *Please see schedule below

    School and Community Engagement

    Uconn

    We work with families to address the achievement gap among immigrant children in Stamford Public Schools:

    • Homework and Enrichment Club*
    • Individual and small group tutoring
    • POWER (Parent Organizing Program)
    • Summer Reading Program
    • Ferguson Library Bookmobile
    • Family Nights
    • Life skills workshops

    *Please see schedule below

    Immigration Legal Services

    Immigration News

    Q&A on the Supreme Court Ruling on DACA

    June 26, 2020

    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…

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    Immigrant rights in times of COVID-19

    May 13, 2020

    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…

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    The new Public Charge Rule

    February 2, 2020

    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…

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    Trouble for Young Immigrants

    January 4, 2019

    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…

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    Government Shutdown

    January 4, 2019

    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,…

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    The Central America Caravan

    November 30, 2018

    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…

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    Proposed Rule on Public Charge

    November 30, 2018

    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…

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    TPS RE-REGISTRATION FOR HONDURANS

    June 6, 2018

    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.

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    THE END OF TPS FOR HONDURANS

    May 11, 2018

    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…

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    IMPORTANT CT LEGISLATION REGARDING MINORS

    May 11, 2018

    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…

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