New York Grant Helps Westchester’s Besieged Immigrants

October 04, 2019

Originally published in New York Grant Helps Westchester’s Besieged Immigrants on October 04, 2019.

Mamaroneck’s Community Resource Center is adding a full-time attorney to deal with immigrant emergencies, thanks to new funding from New York State. State Senator Shelley Mayer presented the giant symbolic check on Thursday morning.

The money will be used to beef-up the center’s network of local lawyers assisting undocumented immigrants in what has become a challenging and increasing oppressive political climate.

The money will be will be paired with additional donations of $55,000 from anonymous supporters to hire the attorney to go to hearings, interviews, provide advice and provide legal guidance to clients. The Community Resource Center, located in Mamaroneck, serves immigrants and low-income families with social services, educational programs and the job placement.

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“This is our community,” Senator Mayer told the group. “These are our neighbors.”