Immigrant Civic Leadership Program: Now Recruiting!
The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs in partnership with Coro New York Leadership Center is proud to announce the launch of recruitment for the2013 Immigrant Civic Leadership Program (ICLP). ICLP is a signature project of One NYC One Nation, a citywide civic engagement initiative bringing together philanthropic, public and community leadership to strengthen New York City’s immigrant communities.
ICLP enhances the capacity of people working to lead change in immigrant communities across the five boroughs. Using NYC as a classroom, ICLP participants gain a deeper understanding of policy and decision making in the city, the skills to effectively lead change in their organizations and communities, and a network of engaged and influential alumni to support them in reaching their goals. Approximately 20 active and engaged community members working to bring about improvement and change to the city’s immigrant communities are competitively selected to participate each year.
Download this year’s program brochure here. To learn more about ICLP and the online application visit http://www.coronewyork.org/corony/apply_to_iclp/. Applications are due by June 21, 2013. If you have specific questions, please contact Cristina Marquez: firstname.lastname@example.org / 212.248.2935 Ext. 320.
USCIS Teleconference: USCIS Immigrant Fee
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites interested individuals to participate in one of two stakeholder teleconferences on:
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
8:00am or 12:00pm
We will discuss the implementation of the USCIS Immigrant Fee. The same engagement will be held at two different times to accommodate participants domestically and abroad.
On Sept. 24, 2010, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published in the Federal Register a Final Rule that adjusted fees for immigration applications and petitions. This rule established a new fee of $165 for certain immigrant visas. This fee was introduced to allow USCIS to recover the costs of processing immigrant visas in the United States after immigrant visa holders receive their visa packages from the Department of State (DOS). See: http://www.uscis.gov/immigrantfee
Beginning Feb. 1, 2013, any individual who receives an immigrant visa package from a United States consulate or embassy must pay this fee. In order to simplify and centralize the payment process, immigrant visa holders must pay online through the USCIS website after they receive their visa package from DOS and before they depart for the United States. Immigrant visa holders will receive specific information on how to submit their payment when they receive their visa package from DOS.
During this engagement, USCIS will discuss who will be required to pay the fee, explain how payments will be remitted, and answer additional questions.
To Participate in the Session
Please email the Public Engagement Division if you are able no later than Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Public.Engagement@uscis.dhs.gov.
Please reference “Immigrant Fee” in the subject line of your email. Please also include your full name and the organization you represent in the body of the email.
To Join the Session
On the day of the engagement please use the information below to join the session by phone. We recommend calling in ten minutes before the start of the teleconference.
Call-in Number Inside the US: 1-888-790-3331
Call-in Number Outside the US: 1-210-234-0091