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					New York State announces
$450,000 in grants to assist
undocumented immigrants
  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Proud-to-be-from-New-York-State/481569831854860
Summary: New York will be making three grants of $150,000
     each to the New York State Immigration Fund, the
  Immigration Coalition and Make the Road NY. Funds will
   support clinics, workshops and legal services for young
        undocumented immigrants across the state

             http://www.facebook.com/pages/Proud-to-be-from-New-York-State/481569831854860
 (August 16, 2012) – As the new federal rules regarding "deferred
 action" status for certain immigrants come into effect this week,
     the New York legislature has approved funding for three
organizations which have developed programs specifically to assist
     eligible individuals with this complex application process.


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  The Department of Homeland Security began accepting
  deferred action applications from illegal immigrants on
August 15, 2012. This legal status is available to the children
    whose parents either entered the country illegally or
   overstayed their visas. The new status option does not
    provide a path to US citizenship, but it does prevent
        deportation if it is renewed every two years.

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  Under the federal guidelines, applicants for "deferred
 action" status must have entered the country before the
    age of 16 and lived in the U.S. since June 15, 2007.
 Applicants cannot have a criminal record and they must
either be in high school or have graduated with a diploma
                          or GED.


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  The New York state legislature has designated a total of
$450,000 in grants for The New York Immigration Coalition,
Make the Road NY, and Legal Services NYC in order to assist
immigrants who may be eligible for deferred action status.




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 A grant of $150,000 was awarded to the New York State
  Immigrant Action Fund and the New York Immigration
Coalition. These agencies have partnered to form the New
  York State DREAM Legal Services Network which brings
together community-based organizations, immigrant legal
 services groups and law firms to aid youth immigrants in
               applying for deferred action.


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 Another grant of $150,000 was awarded to Make the Road
    NY which will hire a youth immigration attorney and a
paralegal to assist immigrants who are applying for deferred
 action. Make the Road NY will also hold several full-service
      clinics which will assist immigrants with compiling
   applications, supporting documents and fee exemption
 requests as part of the screening and application process.

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A grant of $150,000 was also awarded to Legal Services NYC
 to support Community College CONNECT. This innovative
    citywide project will support low-income community
   college students by offering legal advice, advocacy and
community education. Legal Service NY will also offer legal
    education clinics about deferred action and paths to
 citizenship at Hostos and LaGuardia Community Colleges.

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In addition to the New York State Immigrant Action Fund website
 at http://nysiaf.org/, a number of other sites are helping spread
   awareness about state and federal regulations affecting the
rights and socio-economic well-being of immigrants and refugees
                 in New York State. Among these is
 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Proud-to-be-from-New-York-
   State/481569831854860, a Facebook fanpage that offers an
  online community where people can share their thoughts and
      comments about the latest New York news and events.
                 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Proud-to-be-from-New-York-State/481569831854860
 ""We feel it is very important to get the news out about how
changing regulations are affecting the lives of both immigrants
 and citizens in New York state," notes page administrator S.S.
  Ober-Lehn. "And Facebook's international appeal makes the
Proud to Be From New York State fanpage a natural destination
 for anyone who wants to learn more about the new deferred
     action status and other news that affect New Yorkers."

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To find out more about current news and events
         in New York State, please visit

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Proud-to-be-from-New-York-
                 State/481569831854860
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Description: New York will be making three grants of $150,000 each to the New York State Immigration Fund, the Immigration Coalition and Make the Road NY. Funds will support clinics, workshops and legal services for young undocumented immigrants across the state