Catholic Charities News
February 20 marks World Day of Social Justice. Originally established in 2007, the United Nations declared this year’s theme, “Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice.” It’s an opportunity to take a look at the need for social justice in our society and the barriers that exist in achieving social justice- including poverty, unemployment and the rising cost of living.
Please read this moving opinion by our Spring Celebration Honoree Sister Norma Pimentel, one of our panelists at our upcoming Speaker Series, "This is My Community: From the Border to Boston — Making Sense of Immigration Today." To register for the event, click here.
President Trump, don’t ignore the suffering at the border caused by your policies
By Sister Norma Pimentel
Feb. 5, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. EST
Economic insecurity is a very real concern for many of our neighbors here in Massachusetts and beyond. Catholic Charities of Boston exists to serve those in need throgh four program centers of excellence: Basic Needs, Youth and Family Services, Workforce Development and Immigration Services-- all of which offer a wide range of programs and services to respond to those in need in our community.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will implement the final public charge rule to adjustment of status applicants who submit a Form I-485 postmarked on or after Feb. 24, 2020. For applications that are sent by commercial courier (e.g., UPS/FedEx/DHL), the postmark date is the date reflected on the courier receipt. Applicants who reside in Illinois are currently exempted from this final rule due to an injunction in that state prohibiting implementation of the rule.