SABANY Fundraiser for Victims of the Oak Creek Gurdwara Shooting

From our friends at SABANY:

SABANY Fundraiser for Victims of the Oak Creek Gurdwara Shooting
Thursday, August 16, 2012, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Vermilion, 480 Lexington Avenue (b/t 46th and 47th Streets)
Suggested donation: $20
Please join SABANY for a fundraiser to support the Oak Creek, Wisconsin Sikh community.  All donations will go to a fund established for the victims of the shooting, the injured police officer, and their families.  Vermilion has generously agreed to co-sponsor the fundraiser and will donate a portion of all bar sales to the fund. 
A staff member from the Sikh Coalition will speak at the event.  
For more information on the fund, or to donate if you cannot make it to the event, please visit the fund website.

MinKwon is Hiring! (Immigration Paralegal)

The MinKwon Center for Community Action is seeking someone to fill the position of Immigration Paralegal.

Help us find a new member of the MinKwon family!  In response to the Obama Administration’s new “deferred action” program for undocumented DREAM youth, we’re looking for a paralegal/outreach coordinator to help provide services, education and outreach to undocumented Korean American youth. 

Job Descriptions

The immigration paralegal will work on the following:

  • Engage in direct contact with clients on a daily basis, which includes performing initial intakes, assessing clients’ cases, and providing direct assistance
  • Prepare and conduct educational workshops for community members on relevant immigration and other important legal and social issues
  • Work with custom case management system

Please check out a full description here

How to apply

Please send a detailed cover letter and resume to Kathy Chae, Esq. at [email protected].  The MinKwon Center will accept applications on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

Informational Sessions on Deferred Action for DREAMers

The New York Immigration Coalition will provide several informational sessions on President Obama’s June 15th announcement about Deferred Action for certain young people who were brought into the United States through no fault of their own.

Come get the latest news on Deferred Action. Learn what Deferred Action is and who is eligible for it under this program.

We have already received reports that notarios and other unscrupulous people are trying to scam immigrants by calling this program an amnesty or a way to get your green card.  That is false.  The Deferred Action program is not an amnesty.  Come to one of our sessions and get accurate up-to-date information about this program.  These informational sessions are not legal clinics.  

Where:         The New York Immigration Coalition, 137-139 West 25th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10001 (Between 6th &  7thAvenues).  The closest subway stops are 23rd Street on #1, F, and M and 28th Street on #1.

When:        Tuesday, August 7, 2012

                       Tuesday, August 14, 2012

              Tuesday, August 21, 2012

                        Tuesday, August 28, 2012

                        Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Time:          Each session runs from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

These sessions are free but space is limited.  Please RSVP to Jonathan Vidal to attend one of the sessions:  [email protected].  For more information, please contact Jonathan at (212) 627-2227 ext. 227.