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Huge Win in Fight For Language Access

On Thursday, July 14, 2016, New York City officials announced that voter registration forms will be translated into an additional five languages, including: Arabic, French, Haitian Creole, Russian, and Urdu.

ACT Members Prepare For Court Interpreter Certification

On May 28, 2016 six members from ACT's interpreter corps met with local attorneys to prepare for the New York State Court Interpreter Exam.

Who Is Affected By TPS Reauthorization


Meet Elizabeth, 53, of Guinea. Elizabeth received TPS in 2016.

Who Is Affected By TPS Reauthorization


 Meet Lawrence, 53, of Sierra Leone. He received Temporary Protected Status in 2014. 

African Hair Braiders and the Fight for Immigration Reform

The connection between African hair braiders in NYC and ACT’s enduring struggle for immigration reform is stronger than ever!

February Member of the Month

Read about the February 2016 Member of the Month, Fatoumata Sangare! Fatoumata has been a member of African Communities Together since 2015.

United States v. Texas: Supreme Court to Review DAPA

Today, the United States Supreme Court agreed to review President Obama's executive orders on immigration. The Court will decide in April whether millions of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, or whose children are U.S. citizens and permanent residents, will receive working papers and protection from deportation.

ACT Is Growing!

In two short years, ACT has tripled the size of its staff! In 2015, ACT welcomed Karina Edouard and Ojiugo Uzoma to its growing team. Read more about their experiences here! 

ACT Member Meeting on Jobs

Why are so many African immigrants working below their skill level? What do African immigrants need to know about their rights on the job? How can we help ourselves and our community get ahead? The topic at ACT’s August membership was jobs, and the conversation was lively.


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