June 21 2018

Free immigrant workshops 6/25-29 (Queens Chronicle)

Borough President Melinda Katz and her Immigration Task Force are teaming up with community groups and others to host a “Know Your Rights Week” for immigrants.

From Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29, there will be a series of free, confidential workshops where immigrants will be linked to attorneys and nonprofits. Walk-ins are welcome at each event, but getting an appointment in advance is recommended.

From 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 25, The Legal Aid Society will be at the Jackson Heights Library at 35-51 81 St. for one of the events. Folks who go will learn about screenings and get legal advice about removal proceedings. There will be English, Spanish and French speakers on hand, as well as phone interpretation services. Email immhelp@legal-aid.org to get an appointment in advance.

Queens Legal Services will host a naturalization clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26. Its office is on the fifth floor of 89-00 Sutphin Blvd. in Jamaica. English, Spanish and Korean speakers will be there; phone interpretation services will be available. Call (917) 661-4500 to schedule an appointment in advance.

A Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals clinic is set for Wednesday, June 27, in the MinKwon Center for Community Action office at 136-19 41 Ave. in Flushing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To get an appointment, call Eri Cahill at (718) 460-5600 ext. 505 or email her at eri.cahill@minkwon.org. On-site languages: English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin and Japanese.

Katz’s Immigration Task Force will be hosting an Immigration Resource Fair in the Macy’s wing of the Queens Center mall at 90-15 Queens Blvd. in Elmhurst on Thursday, June 28 from 4 to 9 p.m. Only walk-ins will be accepted; appointments cannot be made in advance. On-site languages: English, Spanish, Bengali, Mandarin, Korean, Russian, Tagalog and Croatian.

On Friday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Catholic Migration Services will hold one-on-one consultations for those in removal proceedings or seeking asylum. It will be in Sunnyside at 47-01 Queens Blvd., Room 203. Folks should call (347) 472-3500 in advance for an appointment and mention “Know Your Rights Week: Immigrants.” English is the only on-site language but there will be phone interpretation services.