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DREAM Fund Passes New York State Assembly   Chairman Felix W. Ortiz is proud to announce that after facing major scrutiny and controversy, the DREAM Fund passed the New York State Assembly Floor yesterday with 138 votes on the affirmative. Alongside immigration advocates, supporters, and thousands of immigrants throughout the state, Ortiz applauds this victory […]

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To accommodate many requests for the slideshow presentation from the United States Census Bureau at the “Despedida” breakfast during our 25th Anniversary SOMOS Conference, we have posted the materials below for your convenience. Somos – Measuring Hispanics in NY Please click here to download the actual PDF file if you are unable to see the […]

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Members of the New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican & Hispanic Task Force held a press conference calling Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to make Dream Act/Dream Fund priorities in the 2012 budget. This Dream Act/ Dream Fund legislation will allow undocumented students under certain qualifications to […]

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Important Documents for Naturalization Process   Form N-400, Application for Naturalization  Guide to Naturalization Study Materials for Civics Test  Study Materials for English Test  Citizenship Resource Center  Exception and Accommodations to Naturalization Requirements Naturalization Process Resource Brochure part 1 – Spanish Version Naturalization Process Resource Brochure part 2 – Spanish Version   Sources: U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services […]

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After the recent ruling by federal judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn that upheld the parts of the law allowing state and local police to ask for immigration papers during routine traffic stops, rendering most contracts with illegal immigrants unenforceable and requiring schools to ascertain the immigration status of children at registration time; Hispanics in Alabama start packing […]

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In New York City, the Hispanic population increased by 8% since 2000 to 2.3 million. Since the 2000 census, the Hispanic population in Long Island has increased 43% to over 400,000. The biggest growth among Hispanics has happened in the outlying area of the city of Putnam County with an increase of 99% accounting for […]

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