Federal Judge Orders Full Restoration of DACA

2021-01-13T14:40:31-05:00December 8th, 2020|

On December 4, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ordered that the July 2020 memorandum issued by Chad Wolf, suspending portions of DACA, is vacated. This order follows the court’s earlier ruling that DHS Acting Secretary Wolf was not lawfully serving in that role when he issued his memo. As a result, on December 7, [...]

Hope CommUnity Center’s Response to Border Policy

2019-01-18T12:23:09-05:00June 19th, 2018|

In response to a “zero tolerance policy” rule at the border that is separating families, Hope CommUnity Center stands fervently against the continuous criminalization of immigrant people and people of color. Families belong together and no child should be separated from their family. There has never been a better time than right now to stand against racism [...]

Press Release: DACA Update

2019-01-18T14:57:03-05:00April 25th, 2018|

Judge John D. Bates of Federal District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Trump administration has 90 days to explain the "arbitrary and capricious" ending of DACA. If they cannot, “DHS must accept and process new as well as renewal DACA applications.” Story 1. Story 2. Though this is a victory, Hope [...]

Congratulations to the Marinez family!

2019-01-23T12:30:48-05:00July 28th, 2015|

Congratulations to the Marinez Family. Originally from the Dominican Republic, they became U.S Citizens on July 17th. In the month of July, Hope's Citizenship program had a total of 7 new U.S Citizens. Congratulations to all of you! Felicitaciones a la familia Marinez! Ellos se convirtieron en Ciudadanos Americanos en Julio 17. Originalmente de la [...]

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chooses Lorena Tovar from Hope

2019-01-23T12:27:51-05:00July 24th, 2015|

Please take a moment to congratulate Lorena. Lorena is one of Hope’s representatives to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. However, recently after going through an application and qualifying process, Lorena was chosen to represent Hope as part of the Chamber’s Young Professionals Program as well!! The mission of the Young Professionals Program is “to empower [...]

Eight New Citizens

2019-01-23T12:21:48-05:00June 29th, 2015|

Sr. Ann congratulates Myrna Snider who passed her citizenship test. Her first words were, "Now I can vote! Eight citizenship class students passed their test during the past two months. Thank you teachers and students for your determination! Hermana Ann felicita a Myrna Snider quien aprobó su examen de ciudadanía. Sus primeras palabras fueron, “Ya [...]

Congratulations to the newest U.S. citizen from Hope CommUnity Center’s citizenship classes!

2019-01-23T12:10:46-05:00May 13th, 2015|

Felicidades a Claudia Revello! In the picture we see (from left to right) John Parrell, Americorps volunteer and Claudia's citizenship teacher; new citizen Claudia; citizenship program coordinator Lorena Tovar; and Elizabeth Riebel, Director of Immigrant Education. Do you know a permanent resident who could qualify for U.S. citizenship? Our next cycle of classes begins on [...]

Immigration Rally A Huge Success!

2019-01-23T11:46:07-05:00March 2nd, 2015|

A crowd of about 400 people gathered at Hope on Sunday, March 1, 2015, for an immigration rights rally and to hear Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, a nationally known immigration advocate. Sister Ann Kendrick led a ritual of solidarity while images of butterflies — symbolizing transformation — and farmworker symbols were held high by our youth. The [...]

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