New York Times Speaks With ASC's ICLC About DACA Mail Delays

The New York Times spoke with African Services Committee's Immigrant Community Law Center - ICLC attorney, Mauricio Noroña, about the disastrous effects of DACA renewal mail delays: 

Mauricio Noroña, a lawyer at Immigrant Community Law Center in Manhattan called the 1,900 figure, "astounding." He saw the devastating effects the mail delays had on one of his clients, whom he declined to name, saying she was afraid of repercussions from the government.

"She lost her job, lost her apartment, and is now temporarily staying with family in her home state," Mr. Noroña said. "More worrisome, our client is at risk of being placed in removal proceedings pending her DACA renewal, a process that may take months because U.S.C.I.S. didn't commit to expedite affected cases." Full story here. 

NPR All Things Considered Speaks with ASC Staff on 2020 Census

NPR All Things Considered stopped by ASC to hear African Services staff opinions on the 2020 census. 

"Are people willing to answer that question given the current anti-immigrant sentiment? That I can't tell," says Mulusew Bekele, the Director of Program Operations at African Services Commitee, who is Ethiopian-American. 

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'I Too, for My People' Benefit for ASC's Ethiopia Programs

Thank you to all who braved the thunderstorm to attend the “I Too, For My People” benefit for ASC’s five health clinics in Ethiopia! We are grateful to all who gave their support and to our generous Visionary Gift Sponsor Prolific Productions, and Kind Gift Sponsors Zene’s Ethiopian Restaurant and Lesaac Ethiopian Restaurant. Big shout out to special guests Baywatch Movie star and ASC family, Ilfenesh Hadera, and acclaimed artist Bini Dana -- and to our special partner Blessed Coffee along with the many volunteers who helped make it all happen.

After Five Years, Nutrition Program Team Serves Last Lunch to Clients

Smiles on the faces of the ASC nutrition program team belie an underlying sadness as the last lunch was served to nutrition program participants before the program ended after five years, and nearly 100,000 meals were served to hundreds of families. 

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