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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet Elizabeth, 53, of Guinea. Elizabeth received TPS in 2016.
Meet Lawrence, 53, of Sierra Leone. He received Temporary Protected Status in 2014.
The connection between African hair braiders in NYC and ACT’s enduring struggle for immigration reform is stronger than ever!
Read about the February 2016 Member of the Month, Fatoumata Sangare! Fatoumata has been a member of African Communities Together since 2015.
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.
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!