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Who Is Affected By TPS Reauthorization

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 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.

 

ACT Meetings: Now Bigger and Better!

On August 4, ACT members met at a new location for the first time. Monthly meetings will now take place at the Garden of Eden Associates Community Room, 2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd (entrance on 119th Street, across from Patisserie Les Ambassades). The new location is larger, with more room for our growing membership!

A Busy Summer for ACT Members

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It’s been a busy summer for ACT members! In addition to our usual outreach, organizing and member services, ACT held two dynamic membership meetings about issues affecting our African community.

ACT Welcomes Ghanaian Entrepreneur

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ACT Members are Ready for Action

May 19, 2015 was the day that President Obama’s Executive Action immigration program was scheduled to start accepting applications. Executive Action will give relief and work opportunity to millions of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children or who are parents of American children. But Executive Action has been blocked by a lawsuit and is being held up in court.

On May 19, 2015 the struggle for fair and humane immigration reform continued. NY’s immigrant communities rallied to demand an end to delays, and the opportunity to apply for DAPA.

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