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Reforma Migratoria: El proyecto de ley S.744 pasó con mayoría de votos en el Senado, ¿qué sigue?

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Dining Out To Celebrate the Berkshire Immigrant Center

  Immigrants call for justice. Photo courtesy of Jesuit.org In its continuing effort to address the funding crisis created by cutbacks in federal funds, the Berkshire Immigrant Center (BIC) will be launching its annual series of fundraisers at various immigrant-owned restaurants in the County.  The restaurant evenings offer an opportunity to share great food and company and to support the Berkshire... 

Berkshire Immigrant Center marks National Welcoming Week

During the week of September 15th, 2012, immigrant advocates and community members across the country will participate in “National Welcoming Week”, a nationwide event that will promote meaningful connections and a spirit of unity between U.S. and foreign-born Americans by providing opportunities to learn about each other and work together for the greater good. Across the country, longtime residents... 
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Report: Immigrants own nearly a tenth of small businesses

Nearly one in 10 small businesses in Oregon is owned by someone who was born outside the United States. So says the Fiscal Policy Institute, a Latham, N.Y.-based policy research organization that found that immigrants own 6,800, or 9.2 percent, of the state’s 74,000 small businesses. In Portland, the figure jumps to 13 percent. READ MORE HERE .gplus #___plusone_0, .gplus #___plusone_1,.gplus... 

Immigration Relief for “DREAMers”

Last week President Obama announced a new policy to provide immigration relief to qualified immigrant youth and young adults who came to the United States at a young age; who consider America to be their home country; and who, though here illegally, are not here as a result of intentionally breaking the law. “This policy relates to young people – some of whom were brought to the US as babies –... 

BERKSHIRE IMMIGRANT CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNER

The Berkshire Immigrant Center is the only agency west of Springfield that provides comprehensive support to the region’s estimated 10,000 immigrants. Pittsfield – The Berkshire Immigrant Center has announced that the Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) will take over as its fiscal sponsor beginning July 1.  For over 25 years, MIRA has been committed to promoting the... 

Immigrant Men: Their Untold Stories

Participants will hear first-hand from immigrant men and the professionals who assist them with such challenges such as coping with changes in family dynamics where roles are often redefined and families are separated. PITTFIELD – Men who immigrate to the Berkshires play an increasingly important role in the region’s economic health, but they often must cope with special issues related to work,... 

The Berkshire Immigrant Center is Closing its Funding Gap

Berkshire County, Massachusetts As a result of an aggressive fundraising campaign to keep the Center fully operational, the Berkshire Immigrant Center (BIC) is nearing its goal of raising $45,000 for this fiscal year.  The Center has received generous donations from private donors, local foundations, and the business community including Berkshire Bank and Berkshire Bank Foundation – Legacy Region,... 

Rep. Gutierrez and 9 Members of Congress Travel to Birmingham, AL to Protest Anti-Immigration Law

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Hispanics in Philanthropy Webinar on Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Date:  Monday, November 28th, 2011  Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm PST ♦ 2 pm - 3:30pm EST   REGISTER NOW   Join HIP for a panel discussion on the state of anti-immigrant legislation in Alabama, its effects on Latino communities, and how funders can respond to the ensuing humanitarian crisis. Panelists will include Isabel Rubio, executive director of the Hispanic Interest Coalition... 
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