On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, announced that the Obama Administration, on a case-by-case basis, would stop deporting and begin granting work permits to some young people who were brought to the United States as children and do not present a risk to national security or public safety.
Under this directive, only those young people who meet strict criteria – including having no criminal record and having graduated from high school or served in the military – will be considered for an exercise of prosecutorial discretion. The policy does not make these individuals eligible for green cards or citizenship, but simply stops their deportation from the U.S. for a period of two years, subject to renewal. Read more.
Hurricane Sandy has left a devastating impact on the east coast. Millions of families and individuals have been displaced and are without basic necessities such as power, food and shelter. Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) and our local agencies are actively working to assist with immediate and long-term needs, but we need your support.
Please help today with a gift of $50, $100, $250, or more to the 2012 Disaster Fund.
Catholic Charities will not only provide immediate services, but also will be there for the long term, assisting individuals and communities as they recover and rebuild their lives in the wake of this terrible disaster.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey, is a faith-based non-profit social service agency providing aid to individuals and families in the four central coast counties of Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito and San Luis Obispo.
We are motived by our mission to assist individuals and families of all backgrounds and beliefs providing them with tools, training and resources to help meet basic necessities for life. In addition, we provide information and referrals to social service agencies in each community we serve. Our three core areas of service are Mental Health Counseling, Immigration and Citizenship and Family Supportive Services. We serve over 20,000 individuals a year.
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