|President Obama has announced his Executive Action to provide administrative relief to certain individuals without immigration status currently in the United States. Early details indicate that his plan will help long-term undocumented parents of children who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents by giving them authorization to work legally and protecting them from deportation. We will have more official details about the program in the days and weeks ahead. In the meantime you can attend information meetings organized by the Irish Centers in the region (NYIC, Emerald Isle Immigration Center and Aisling Irish Community Center ), addressing the changes in US Immigration policy brought by this Executive Action. These information meetings will be held on the following times and dates at the following locations:
Monday, December 1st at 6:00pm – St Barnabas High School Auditorium (H.S. Chapel). Entrance is located at corner of E. 241st Street and McLean Avenue, Woodlawn.
Tuesday, December 2nd at 6:00pm – Sunnyside Community Services Center, 43-31 39th St, Sunnyside, NY 11104.
Wednesday, December 3rd at 6:00pm – St. Sebastian’s Parish Center, 39-60 57th St, Woodside, NY 11377 (Bilingual Attorney Kelly Becker-Smith will be hosting the Dec-3 event).
Experts will be on hand to answer your questions.
Be advised that no one is eligible at this time for these benefits announced by the president. The applications process will not start before May 2015. Beware of any scams offering the ability to apply for benefits immediately under this new program.
Contact an Irish Center for the most accurate information and advice.
You can read more about the president’s Executive Action in the Coalition of Irish Immigration Center’s press release.