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Emergency Call on Executive Actions for African Communities

African Communities Together addresses questions about President Trump's immigration executive orders on an emergency informational call for African communities.  Panel includes legal experts from:

  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • International Refugee Assistance Project
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • Urban Justice Center

This call also includes upcoming actions and next steps to fight back against the orders, and tips for community members to protect themselves.

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ACT Language Access in the News

PBS NewsHour recently covered New York City's expanded translation of voter registration forms, and highlighted ACT's work on language access for New York's African communities: 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/new-york-city-voter-registration-lan...

TPS Extended!

Over the past months, ACT and our partners in the Coalition for TPS Renewal have waged a campaign to save Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Congressional Leaders Call on DHS to Renew TPS

On the eve of the deadline for Homeland Security to announce whether it will renew Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, 39 members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson asking him to extend the program.

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.

ACT Members Meet and Declare 6 Months is Not Enough!

On May 2, 2016 ACT members met to discuss immigration. The meeting opened with a discussion on Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which provides immigrants from countries affected by Ebola with the documentation to live and work in America.

Who Is Affected By TPS Reauthorization

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

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