New York Immigrant Assistance Consortium: “This Land is Your Land, Too: Working Together for Immigrant New Yorkers”

Please save the date for the inaugural conference of the New York Immigrant Assistance Consortium:

“This Land is Your Land, Too: Working Together for Immigrant New Yorkers”

June 9th, 2014
Hosted by New York Law School
New York, New York
In partnership with the New York Immigration Coalition and the New York State Office for New Americans
Featuring panels on:
Anti-Immigration Fraud Efforts & Capacity
Moderated by: JoJo Annobil of the Legal Aid Society
Outreach and Organizing with Community Partners
Moderated by:Marika Dias of Make the Road New York
Ethical Challenges of Direct Services and Representation
Moderated by: C. Mario Russell of Catholic Charities of New York
Innovations in Outreach and Service Delivery through Technology
Moderated by: Mark O’Brien of ProBono Net
Communications, Media, Branding
Moderated by: Laz Benitez of the New York State Office for New Americans
Coordination of Pro Bono and Volunteer Efforts
Moderated by: Miriam Buhl of Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP
National Legalization Efforts
Moderated by: Matthew Burnett of the Immigrant Advocates Network
Private and Public Funding Partnerships
Moderated by:  Christopher O’Malley of the IOLA Fund
Strategic Partnerships with Traditional and Non-Traditional Partners
Moderated by: Betsy Plum of the New York Immigration Coalition

Registration opened on Friday, April 11th, 2014

Chinese Progressive Association Presents: Shared Stories Youth Program

Chinese Progressive Association
shared stories
Shared Stories Youth Program

March 24 to May 11
Sundays, 10:30 am to 1:30pm

Are you a high school or college student age 15-21? Do you want to:

  • Learn about our shared immigrant history?

  • Make our community’s voices heard?

  • Get involved in projects for social change?

Join CPA Shared Stories!
Learn new leadership skills, get involved, have fun.

Applications now open!

Please apply by March 12.  Download application here and send to [email protected]
OR fill in application on-line

For more information: 212-274-1891 or [email protected]
Print flyer
Print application

From Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s Office: Labor Rights Forum


On behalf of the Office of the Attorney General we would like to invite you to a Labor Rights Forum on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:30PM. The Attorney General and his Labor Bureau Chief Terri Gerstein will be joined by a panel of Labor Rights experts to discuss important issues impacting our community including: Minimum Wage, Overtime, Laws Related To Tipped Workers, New Laws, and Immigrant Workers. The event will take place at Gregorio Luperón High School—501 W. 165th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Upper Manhattan.

To confirm your attendance or for more information, please email [email protected] or call 212-416-8754

We need your help to ensure the community forum’s success so please circulate the attached flyers and encourage your friends, family and anyone interested to attend.

English Flyer

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
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:

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 [email protected].

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
Passcode: 5741019