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LATEST IMMIGRATION NEWS

NEW: Expanded DACA – On Nov. 20, 2014, President Obama expanded the current DACA program to include individuals who came to the U.S. at 15 years old or younger, who were not in lawful status on June 15, 2012, who were physically present in the U.S. on Jan. 1, 2010 and continuously since, who are enrolled in school or have GED/HSE or high school completion, and who do not have a felony, significant misdemeanor, or 3 or more misdemeanors. This program will not begin until Feb. 20, 2015. ***In the meantime, eligible individuals should begin gathering and organizing documents.

NEW: Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) – On Nov. 20, 2014, President Obama announced a new program allowing parents of lawful permanent resident and U.S. citizen children born on or before Nov. 20, 2014, who were physically present in the U.S. on Jan. 1, 2010 and continuously since, and who are not an enforcement priority for U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, to apply for a legal work permit. This program will not begin until June 20, 2015. ***In the meantime, eligible individuals should begin gathering and organizing documents.

NEW: TPS Designated for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

IMPORTANT RESOURCES

College Guide for Immigration Parents in multiple languages

Free legal services for DACA

Resource guide on citizenship and "Who Is Eligible for In State Tuition at CUNY"pamphlet

For information about scholarships for undocumented students, visit thedream.us and http://e4fc.org/

For information about upcoming CUNY Citizenship Now! events for weekend Citizenship application assistance
click here
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SOCIAL MEDIA

CUNYDreamers (Facebook)

KCC New Americans Center on Facebook

NAC Twitter Feed Page

DEFERRED ACTION for CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)
The New Americans Center is assisting young people who are eligible to apply for DACA, which provides them with legal work authorization and will allow them to obtain a social security card and state identification card.  To determine whether you are eligible, click on 
Eligibility for DACA or visit U.S. Citizenship and Immigration ServicesIf you think you are eligible to apply, call the Center at (718) 368-5600 or stop by V-125 to make an appointment.

LEGAL SERVICES
The New Americans Center (NAC) provides free immigration legal services to Kingsborough Community College and the surrounding Brooklyn communities.

The Center has an on-site attorney, paralegal and legal assistants with training and expertise in immigration law.  The staff provides legal information and guidance and assists with the filing of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, Citizenship, and Change of Status applications.  Individual legal consultations can be scheduled to determine eligibility for immigration benefits and to provide guidance and referrals for more complex immigration matters.
The Center offers the following legal services:

Therese McNulty, Esq.
New Americans Center Attorney
(718) 368-5787
Therese.mcnulty@kbcc.cuny.edu
Nyozi Fraser
Paralegal/Administrative Coordinator
(718) 368-5662
Nyozi.fraser@kbcc.cuny.edu
Juliana Edwards
(718) 368-5600
Paralegal/College Assistant
Juliana.edwards@kbcc.cuny.edu

 

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