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CATHOLIC CHARITIES COMMUNITY SERVICES ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Immigrants & Refugees
  • Justice & Legal

Location

218 Church St.Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Catholic Charities helps immigrants reunite legally with their families, obtain proper work authorization, learn English and civics, and prepare to pass citizenship exams. Catholic Charities also assists immigrants in avoiding exploitation by unscrupulous practitioners by providing correct information and realistic counsel about immigration status. We provide legal consultations, representation and assistance to documented and undocumented immigrants. Our office provides services in Dutchess County. No matter what your nationality, ethnicity or religion, you are welcome.

Description

Services include:

  • Citizenship applications
  • Immigration court representation
  • Legal residence petitions for relatives
  • Work authorization applications
  • Special residence petitions for spouses and children who are victims of violence
  • Information about pending immigration and naturalization cases
  • Legal representation in asylum cases and for long-time residents to avoid deportation
  • Petitions for battered spouses and children
  • Temporary Protected Status applications
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Green card replacement
Impact

  • 5,215 vulnerable immigrants provided with expert counsel and safeguarded from exploitation
  • 52,790 calls for help answered promptly with accurate information in multiple languages
  • 296 breadwinners helped to obtain authorization to work
  • 160 immigrants reunited with their families
  • 820 newcomers taught English and civics
  • 4,047 unaccompanied children given legal orientation
  • 701 refugees and asylees provided with employment and resettlement support
  • 4,160 adults and children provided with legal representation

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