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Mayor’s Press Office
“I commend President Barack Obama on this Executive Order, and in Boston, we are fully prepared to carry out every directive from the White House to support Boston’s immigrant community. Our City has been at the forefront of strong immigrant integration. Since the start of my Administration, we have: hosted a Citizenship Day, enabling nearly 200 new Americans to apply for citizenship; held a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Day to assist students in pursuing their education goals; and launched an Immigrant Integration and Empowerment Initiative.
“As a son of immigrant parents, I am familiar with the vulnerabilities experienced by immigrant families. This means a lot to me, personally. I know that immigrant families simply want to be treated like members of our community, because that’s who they are.
“We are changing the paradigm through full integration and empowering immigrants and everyone to help make our communities stronger. Our Office ofNew Bostonians will continue to work with our community and government partners on how we might best serve our immigrant residents through the action taken by President Obama today.”
Information Session at Boston City Hall Tuesday, 4:30-6:30PM
The Office of New Bostonians will be hosting an information session for the public regarding President Obama’s executive actions on immigration and related consumer protection issues Tuesday, November 25th, 4:30-6:30PM at Boston City Hall, Room 801 (8th Floor). Please use the 1st Floor Congress St. Entrance (facing Faneuil Hall) if you arrive after 5:30PM. Please call (617) 635-2980 if an interpreter is needed for a language other than Spanish.
At this time, no applications are available for the new forms of relief. Please be careful to avoid scams. Our office will work with community organizations to ensure that application assistance will occur for little or no cost once the applications are available.
All the best,
Alejandra St. Guillen
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