Suffolk County Sheriff Tompkins Ends Contract with ICE

Boston, Oct. 8, 2019, — The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department is terminating its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as the Department intensifies its focus on the provision of care, custody and rehabilitative services to what will soon be an expanded population of women entering the Suffolk County House of Correction.

Organization Letter on Opposing S. 386

September 25, 2019 To: Members of the U.S. Senate Dear Honorable Senators, As organizations representing immigrant communities who would be harmed by H.R. 1044/S. 386, the so-called Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act, we write to express our opposition to this legislation. Given that this proposal would remove a pillar of our immigration system and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]