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    Stamford Immigrant Center Denies Allegations Of Abusing Day Laborers

    WSHU Public Radio By WSHU NEWS STAFF A community organization that helps immigrants in Stamford says allegations that staff verbally abused day laborers and exploited them are false. Catalina Horak leads the center called Building 1 Community. Horak says the group was founded to give day laborers a safe place to find work and to help…
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    Testimonials from our Elected Officials

    “Building One Community is an indispensable organization providing vocational, legal, language and many other forms of assistance to immigrants from all walks of life. B1C has improved the lives of thousands of our neighbors and works every day to assist some of the most vulnerable and anxious people in our community. – Congressman Jim Himes…
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    A Letter of Support from the Interfaith Council of Southwestern CT

    To the Editor of the Stamford Advocate, As faith leaders in the Stamford area who have worked with Building One Community, we write in response to the recent allegations regarding this vital organization for immigrant integration in our region. While we cannot comment on Mr. Amaya’s charges, they conflict with the experience that we and…
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    A Letter of Support from Advocates for the Immigrant Community

    To the editor: We were very distressed to read the article on page one of your August 16 edition about allegations against Building One Community. We are immigrants ourselves, and advocates for the immigrant community in Stamford. We would like to go on record as saying that we have spent hundreds of hours at Building…
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    An Open Letter to the Community

    An open letter to Building One Community constituents: Because we believe that you care about Building One Community and those we serve, we want to make you aware of a troubling matter that has come up. As you know, our mission is to help immigrants – all immigrants — and their families succeed in the…
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    Stamford man accuses immigration center of mistreating day laborers

      Stamford Advocate By Erin Kayata STAMFORD — An organization that helps local immigrants has been accused of mistreating its undocumented day laborers, according to a complaint filed this week. Carlos Amaya has filed a complaint with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, claiming he was fired from Building One Community after he spoke…
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