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The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program just celebrated its second birthday and I think it is time to take a look back at the program. In some ways it has been a life-saver for immigrants brought here before their 16th birthdays by their parents and in some ways it has been disappointing.

At the time DACA began it was estimated that 1.3 million undocumented...

Read More | written by pyoung | created 3 years 23 weeks ago

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.

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Read More | written by juanr | created 3 years 24 weeks ago

 

Join us for a very special event put together by the NYIC and our wonderful partners, Welcome.US, and FWD.US at the Brooklyn Public Library for the end of Immigrant Heritage Month...

Read More | written by growland | created 3 years 25 weeks ago


We've got a lot in store for you this evening at the NYIC's Builders of the New New York Awards Gala! As you shine your shoes and pick out...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 3 years 25 weeks ago

Our Annual Builders of the New New York Gala is coming up in less than a week! We’re extremely excited to be celebrating another year of NYIC’s accomplishments with our membership and supporters. And we’re delighted to be honoring four visionary leaders for their commitment to immigrant rights in New York...

Read More | written by growland | created 3 years 26 weeks ago

June is always a hectic, yet special month for the NYIC. In the midst of our work on immigration advocacy, civic participation, and community education, every spring the NYIC staff begins preparations for the Builders of the New New York Awards—an annual gala...

Read More | written by growland | created 3 years 26 weeks ago

 

 

“Hi everyone, my name is Zelene and I am an Advocate for Immigrant Families. I help immigrants be part our community.”

This is how I began my presentations to first, third and fourth graders at Future Leaders Elementary during their annual “Career Day” in Staten Island on...

Read More | written by growland | created 3 years 26 weeks ago

 

Key to the City 2014 Recap: Diverse Partners Collaborate to Serve and Strengthen Immigrant Communities
Contribution by Mary Walle, Jesuit Volunteer & Immigrant Outreach Fellow

Since 2011, the Key to the City...

Read More | written by growland | created 3 years 27 weeks ago

The NYIC education advocacy team partnered with the Migration Policy Institute’s...

Read More | written by growland | created 3 years 28 weeks ago

Blog contributor: Mary Walle - Immigrant Outreach Fellow, Jesuit Volunteer
 

Spotlight on DACA Outreach: SCO Center for Family Life

Outreach providers from the DYCD DACA Initiative have incorporated DACA outreach into their work in many creative ways. This week, I visited SCO Center for Family Life in Sunset Park. The team at SCO...

Read More | written by growland | created 3 years 28 weeks ago

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