Human Trafficking – More common than you think

Human trafficking is more common than we realize. Human trafficking is in fact modern day slavery.  Researchers have found that there are more human slaves in the world today than ever before in history.  There are an estimated 27 million adults and 13 million children around the world who are victims of human trafficking.  Take … Read moreHuman Trafficking – More common than you think

New York language access rights

As findings from the recent 2010 Census start to come out, one thing is clear; America is becoming increasingly diverse.  Leading this new change in demographics in America are Hispanics and Asians and Pacific Islanders populations, which are the fastest growing. The federal legislation, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the … Read moreNew York language access rights

Thanks to DOMA – Immigration Has Gotten Easier for LGBT Families

Thanks to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), lesbian and gay married couples and families will now be able to apply for family-based petitions.  The human rights organization, Immigration Equality provides answers to some of the most  most-commonly asked questions regarding family-based immigration petitions for LGBT families.    If you don’t see the answers to your … Read moreThanks to DOMA – Immigration Has Gotten Easier for LGBT Families

Are you an immigrant in NYC stuck in a dead-end job? New government loan program can help!

The Immigrant Bridge Loan Fund recently started in NYC is a first-of-its-kind pilot loan program aimed at boosting the earning potential of the city’s immigrant population.  This program will provide interested and  high-skill immigrants with $1,000 to $10,000 loans to support their transition to higher paying jobs. Loans will be interest only in the first year, … Read moreAre you an immigrant in NYC stuck in a dead-end job? New government loan program can help!

Sign My Petition? For What? NY Election Process

Sign Here!! What’s with the clipboards and the green forms? They’re in parks, subway stops, retail areas, walking the streets and at local community functions – What are they asking me to sign? I’m sure you’ve seen them since the beginning of June, but definitely out in full force over the July 4th weekend. NYCLU’s … Read moreSign My Petition? For What? NY Election Process