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Event Recap: Town Hall on Immigrants and the Affordable Care Act - June 26th

Right: Rebecca Jackson of NY State of Health gives a presentation on the Health Plan Marketplace.Left: Maha Attieh, Health Program Manager and NY State of Health IPA/Navigator, translates Jackie Vimo’s presentation in Arabic.

Don’t Forget Our Immigrant Youth

For centuries, New York has welcomed young newcomers at the start of a road to a better future. But we are now in danger of leaving them behind.

How Fast will Deferred Action Cases be Decided

By Pat young, Esq. - cross-posted from the New York State Immigrant Action Fund

Yesterday, during a conference call on the new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas was asked how long it would take to adjudicate applications for DREAMers. He said he expected it to take "several months" initially. He also said that the 90 day period during which a work authorization application has to be decided would not begin until after the Deferred Action application was approved. This means that applicants may wait six months before they receive work authorization. Thanks to Tom Shea over at NYIC for pointing this out.

Major News for DREAMers-Those In GED Programs Eligible for Deferred Action

cross-posted from Pat Young, Esq - New York State Immigrant Action Fund

NYIC joins nation to say NO to Arizona's SB1070

The NYIC joins immigrant communities, civil rights leaders, advocates, and clergy united against this divisive law.

Today you can follow us for updates from the rally in DC! We'll be tweeting photos and video of what we're seeing and we'll talk to community members about why they are taking a stand for justice.

Dispatch from a Librotraficante - Lorna Dee Cervantes: Words to the Dreamers

Hello everyone,

Today we continue our cross-posting of blog posts written by our colleague - Zelene Pineda Suchilt.  As previously mentioned, Zelene is taking part in Librotraficante, a project that is setting up  underground libraries of books that have been removed from schools under Arizona's HB2281 law.

Lorna Dee Cervantes: Words to the Dreamers - by Zelene Pineda Suchilt

Honoring Joaquin Luna and Young People Everywhere

Joaquin Luna was just like anybody else. He was a high school student. He was a young man who lived with his family. He was also a person who lived with the challenges of being undocumented. He was at the beginning of his life before it all ended, in part because he felt he had no other option.

Sharing Stories: Latinos and 9/11


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