This week at our Center, we are dealing with the consequences of a new immigration policy which has a very serious impact on those applying for permanent and temporary status, as well as those applying for US citizenship. Immigration officers can now deny applications if they feel there is insufficient evidence and immediately move the applicants into removal proceedings. This will certainly instill fear and doubt for those seeking green cards and citizenship.
Our expert advocacy, solidarity and support is needed now more than ever, especially as clients walk into their immigration interviews. We will continue to support immigrant families so that they too can overcome this bureaucracy and build stable and successful lives in their new homes.
In our efforts to promote citizenship and unity, this Wednesday evening we hosted a wonderful community conversation with Celina Barrios-Millner and Marcony Almeida-Barros. Celina works at the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement and Marcony for the Attorney General. Both shared their stories of immigrating to the United States, building a bright future, and becoming citizens. We are extremely fortunate to have Celina and Marcony as advocates here in the Commonwealth, as they are constantly striving towards a society where all are welcomed and valued. We are grateful to them for taking the time to contribute to this event and hope to host them again soon.
and I wish you a wonderful weekend.