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BCNC Releases Statement on Proposal to Deny Green Cards to Those Who Use Public Benefits

By Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Over the weekend, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an upcoming proposed policy that would allow the government to deny green cards to immigrants who use public benefits, such as housing assistance, Medicaid and Medicare, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits – commonly called “food stamps” – and many more.

State Rep. Donald Wong (left) presents a citation to Giles Li, executive director of BCNC.
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Keep History Alive! Sing Tao Chinese Radio and PBS to Air Programs on Chinese Exclusion Act

Boston, May 24, 2018, — Chinese History Society of New England (CHSNE) announced upcoming broadcasts on the history of Chinese Exclusion Act today. These programs will put a fitting end to the Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

Chinese immigrant detention center on Angel Island in early 1900s.
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Secretary Acosta Presents Awards to MA Businesses Offering English Language Classes

Oct. 24, 2017, Boston, — Last week, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta, spoke to a packed room of business leaders, immigrants, and English language program providers at Northeastern University. She was there to present awards at an event organized by English for New Bostonians to businesses that provide English classes for their immigrant workers, but she also had a personal message to share.

Secretary Acosta(first from left) joins panel discussion (provided by English for New Bostonians).
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Author Virginia Taylor to Give Talk on The Red Silk Thread

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Acton, Mass., Jan. 2, 2017, — The seminar series by Acton Chinese Language School (ACLS) resumes on Sunday, Jan. 8, for the new year. On Jan. 22, Author Virginia Ross Taylor is invited to give a talk on her new book The Red Silk Thread: A Story of International Adoption.

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Season’s Greetings from the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement!

Dec. 23, 2016

On behalf of the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, we would like to wish everyone a holiday season filled with joy and peace. This has been a difficult year for our communities and we are committed as a Department and as a City Government to continue to protect, support, and engage our immigrant residents. Boston’s past and future are inextricably linked to the immigrants that come, generation after generation, to fulfill their dreams and make our city thrive.

Mayor Walsh and director Alejandra St. Guillen presented the “We Are Boston Leadership Award” to Cruz Companies CEO John Cruz, III (middle).
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AARP Releases Fraud Prevention Handbook in both English and Chinese

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 14, 2016 – Approximately 15 million people are victims of identity theft every year. AARP’s new free Fraud Prevention Handbook outlines how to protect yourself from common types of fraud. It uncovers the strategies that scammers use and provides resources to help you defend yourself against their tricks.

Audrey Moy is a fraud investigator for AARP (From AARP website).
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Thank-you Letter to 2016 We Are Boston Gala Supporters

Thank you to all our supporters for making We Are Boston 2016 a great success!

A special thank-you to our co-chairs, Rob DeMartini, Steve Melia and Micho Spring for leading the amazing WAB committee – Mark Bettencourt, Sherry Dong, Atsuko Toko Fish, Rita German, Lucas Guerra, Cynthia Izzo, Robert Lewis, Jr., Sam Mazzarelli, Robert L. Reynolds, Bob Rivers, James E. Rooney and Brad Ulrich. We are so grateful to all of you!
Mayor Walsh(right) and Director St. Guillen hand out award at the Gala.
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Report: Immigrants’ ‘Credentials Waste’ is Widespread in Massachusetts

Boston, Nov. 1, 2016, — A report published by Massachusetts nonprofit English for New Bostonians (ENB) finds that immigrants in the Commonwealth have substantial untapped human capital. However, due to insufficient English language learning opportunities, their often highly developed skills are frequently wasted.
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City of Boston to Offer Free Legal Service after U.S. Supreme Court Ruling ON DAPA and Expanded DACA

Boston, June 23, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a free immigration legal consultation event will be held on July 23, 2016 at Madison Park High School in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the preliminary injunction that continues to prevent the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive actions on immigration, announced in November 2014.
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Beatrice Lee, Panelist of Surging Waves Symposium

Beatrice Chao Lee (Chao Chung-Ying) was born in Nanjing, China.  As a child, she lived with her military family in many cities in Mainland China until 1949, when her family moved to Taiwan where Beatrice finished high school.  At the age of 19, Beatrice flew to America to attend the College of Mount St. Vincent in Riverdale, New York on a four year scholarship.  On June 1, 1954 Beatrice received her B.A. in Social Studies with a minor in Fine Arts and two weeks later she married Raymond Lee, a chemical engineer from Shanghai whom she had dated for 3 years.
Beatrice Lee(middle) and Michelle Wu(left) at Chinese Golden Age Center in Brighton.
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Surging Waves Symposium to be Held at Harvard on April 30

Boston, April 26, 2016, — Panelists and moderator of the Surging Waves Symposium had a get-acquainted lunch on April 24 at the New Golden Gate restaurant in Boston Chinatown. Esther Lee, president of CABA Boston Lodge greeted Tunney Lee, Beatrice Lee, Lisa Wong, Diana Hwang and other panelists for the Symposium to be held at the Tsai Auditorium of Harvard Fairbanks Center on 1730 Cambridge St. this Saturday.
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MIRA to Offer Free Citizenship Application Clinic on May 14

BOSTON, April 20, 2016, — At 10 A.M., on Saturday, May 14, specially trained volunteers will be helping qualified immigrants fill out paperwork to apply for U.S. Citizenship. The free citizenship application clinic will be at Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP) 4th floor Offices (1509 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA) between
10:00 AM and noon on May 14. Click here to Pre-register or call (617)500-5998.
Immigrants celebrate becoming US citizen(file photo).
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Mayor Walsh Announces Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement

Boston, April 14, 2016 — Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the strategic rebranding of the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, formerly known as the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians, to help encompass the evolving needs of Boston’s immigrant community. As part of a concerted effort to empower immigrant residents and recognize their contributions to our city, Mayor Walsh also launched Immigrant Information Corners at the Boston Public Library’s Central Library in Copley Square and 24 neighborhood branches to provide information about resources and services available to help advance the well-being of the city’s immigrant residents.
Mayor Walsh and immigrant couple Mr. and Mrs. Tieyi Huang (bostonese.com file photo).
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Please Join East Meets West Cultural Dialogue on Dec 10

By Chinese Culture Connection

Please join Rick Irving, LICSW to learn the components of successful behavior management. Rick has extensive experience and training in working with children and families. We will continue to learn to understand children’s perceptions of what we do, and what the purposes of their behaviors are. We will then discuss how to intervene to change difficult or stubborn behavior patterns and encourage positive ones.
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