Are you an immigrant who currently lives in, or was displaced from an area affected by Superstorm Sandy? Do you have legal, housing, or health needs? African Services Committee has been serving immigrants in NY for more than 30 years and we are here to help. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, African Services Committee is providing FREE legal services, housing referrals and application assistance, as well as health screenings on Staten Island. Contact us for a consultation today to see if you are eligible for our FREE services.
The exceedingly generous folks at Seattle’s landmark restaurant MOJITO aren’t just about serving the finest Latin American cuisine; they are also dedicated to extending a helping hand to some of the most vulnerable and at risk populations around the globe. This year Mojito is helping African Services Committee raise critical financial support for their five grassroots health clinics in Ethiopia, which are providing comprehensive HIV/ TB prevention, testing and care services for the most vulnerable children and families—many of whom have been orphaned by AIDS or come from families living on less than $1 a day. A donation of as little as $15 to African Services Committee can provide one week of nutrition and food supplies for a family in Ethiopia. Donations go directly to those in need.
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On Dec. 17, 2014 African Services Committee's legal team will be holding a Legal Information Session for anyone interested in learning more about TPS, immigration and Ebola. ASC attorneys will answer questions and explain what TPS grants and what it does not grant. For example, TPS is not a path to a green card. TPS is not a path to citizenship. The status is temporary in nature. ASC attorneys will explain the fees involved in applying which are roughly the cost of a work permit, plus a biometrics services fee. Applications are eligible for a fee waiver so the session will also explain the fee waiver process. The session will take place at 6 pm at African Services Committee's fourth floor conference room at 429 West 127th Street in Harlem and will be followed by a "community conversation on Ebola," facilitated by Dr. Yinka M. Akinsulure-Smith.
On Nov. 20, 2014 President Obama issued a historic Executive Order granting administrative relief to immigrant communities.
"If you've been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal background check, and you're willing to pay your fair share of taxes -- you'll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily, without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law," President Obama announced.
The announcement includes many improvements to the U.S. Immigration system and will protect millions of immigrants from deportation, but it does not eliminate the need for comprehensive immigration reform and does not lead to a green card.