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WHAT'S NEW

EMERGENCY DACA CLINICS

On September 5, the Department of Homeland Security issued an official memo announcing that it would no longer accept new applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which has provided renewable, two-year work permits to nearly 800,000 Dreamers in the US.

So our Citizenship & Immigration team is holding emergency DACA renewal clinics to assist those who need to renew. Please spread the word to everyone & anyone who may be impacted by this decision.

What does this mean?

· Those currently enrolled in DACA will be able to continue working until their work permits (Employment Authorization Documents) expire;

· Those whose work permits expire by March 5, 2018, will be permitted to apply for renewals as long as they do so by Oct. 5.;

· New applications and renewal requests already received by DHS before September 5, 2017, will be adjudicated on a case-by-case basis.

We recently live-streamed an information session on what this all means and what we're offering for services in our offices. 

And as usual, even those who are not DACA recipients and/or have questions about applying for an immigration benefit can ALWAYS access our Citizenship & Immigration office for free consultations M-F, 9-4:30. Questions? Email: immigration@diiri.org or call: 401-784-8621

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS?

Everyone has basic rights--no matter what your status is or who is president.

The change in policies that impact immigrants has left many in fear but some basic things remain the same and that's what your rights are. Learn what they are and how to assert them.

Know Your Rights Resources:  

Pamphlets

We partnered with RISD graduate Jason Fujikuni to design these Know Your Rights pamphlets for the community. Download them and spread them far & wide. Available in English, Spanish, & Portuguese.

Videos:

Research & Reports on Immigrants

We're excited to share Partnership for a New American Economy's release of new research on the Contributions of New AmericansThe Partnership brings together more than 500 Republican, Democratic and Independent mayors and business leaders who support immigration reforms that will help create jobs for Americans today. The Partnership’s members include mayors of more than 35 million people nationwide and business leaders of companies that generate more than $1.5 trillion and employ more than 4 million people across all sectors of the economy.

This state by state report, including data on the foreign-born population in Rhode Island, their tax contributions, their spending power, and their role in Rhode Island’s key industries as leaders and job creators.

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Events

World Refugee Day 2017


Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the rescheduled event on 8/20! 

Stay tuned for more news, events & photos on Facebook!


 



AmazonSmile

Amazon donates to Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island when you sign up with AmazonSmile. 


Thank you to our World Refugee Day Sponsor: Amica Insurance


We're Hiring! 


Refugee Housing Resource Coordinator VISTA - Do you like building relationships and helping your community? The responsibilities of the Refugee Housing Resource Coordinator VISTA (RHRC) will include building relationships with landlords, private and non-profit, to work with the organization’s clients. 

Financial Empowerment VISTA - Do you love learning and teaching others what you learn? The Financial Empowerment VISTA will work with service area staff to learn, create processes and procedures. The VISTA will implement “Your Money Your Goals” modules in each service area of our agency.

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