Landmark Settlement Protects Religious and Political Freedom

Landmark Settlement Protects Religious and Political Freedom

January 15, 2016

In a win for civil rights groups, last week the City of New York settled two pending lawsuits challenging NYPD surveillance of New York Muslim communities. According to the suit filed by the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), NYCLU (New York Civil Liberties Union) and the CLEAR Project (Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility) at CUNYRead More

ICE Immigration Hotline

ICE Immigration Hotline

February 3, 2016

On February 4th and Friday, February 5th from 5pm – 7pm, New York Immigration Coalition in collaboration with Catholic Charities Communities Services and media sponsors Univision 41, Radio WADO, and El Diario are hosting an immigration hotline to support immigrants who have questions about ICE raids and about any legalRead More

What is DAPA?

What is DAPA?

January 1, 2016

What is DAPA? iAmerica provides a brief overview in this short video:  According to the NYC Office of Immigrant Affairs: Deferred Action is a federal government program that provides temporary protection from deportation. Deferred Action also allows you to apply for a Social Security number, work authorization, and special permissionRead More

Be Mindful of Immigration Services Scams

Be Mindful of Immigration Services Scams

September 17, 2015

A recent agreement reached by Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman reminds the public to watch out for immigration services scams. The Attorney General shut down the operations of Entertainment Visa Consultant Company because it was not in compliance with New York City and New York State law. The investigation revealedRead More

Uncontested Divorce DIY Forms

Uncontested Divorce DIY Forms

January 11, 2016

Get acquainted with the basics of “No Fault Divorce,” with the video below. If your divorce is “uncontested” (see the definition in the link) you can use the NY Court System’s Uncontested Divorce self-help form to produce divorce papers that you can file in court. Click on the accompanying videoRead More

ICE Immigration Hotline

ICE Immigration Hotline

February 3, 2016

On February 4th and Friday, February 5th from 5pm – 7pm, New York Immigration Coalition in collaboration with Catholic Charities Communities Services and media sponsors Univision 41, Radio WADO, and El Diario are hosting an immigration hotline to support immigrants who have questions about ICE raids and about any legalRead More

Mid February Immigration Clinic

Mid February Immigration Clinic

February 9, 2016

An immigration clinic is coming to Brooklyn on Saturday February 27th, 2016. It will take place at Public School 24, 427 38th street Brooklyn, NY 11232. Legal consultations will be provided by New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) at no cost.  You can expect to learn about: Information about ICERead More

Access Manhattan: Medicaid/Medicare Workshop

Access Manhattan: Medicaid/Medicare Workshop

November 1, 2015

Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer launched a series of workshops and forums in early fall 2015, Access Manhattan: Services for Stronger Communities. They have held a number of events since October that will continue through December. On November 4th, there will be a Medicaid/Medicare workshop held at her office, 431 WestRead More

Homelessness Town Hall

Homelessness Town Hall

January 4, 2016

    Photo credit: Hernan Piñera via VisualHunt / CC BY-SA Homelessness has been a hot topic in the media lately. Council Members Rosie Mendez and Dan Garodnick host a town hall meeting on the subject in Manhattan. Join neighbors, community organizations, and local elected officials to discuss homelessness onRead More

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