Sepulveda Hosts Know Your Rights Immigration Workshop, March 5

An effort to calm fears and explain rights
Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda along with Senators Ruben Diaz and Jeff Klein will hold a “Know Your Rights” workshop for immigrants  at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, right after the Spanish language mass at St. Helena’s Church at 1315 Olmstead Ave, Bronx. The workshop is open to the public.
 
Assemblyman Sepulveda said that Father Nelson Henao, parochial vicar and director of Hispanic ministry, at St. Helena’s Church in his district, came to him seeking help in putting together a workshop for his parishioners and local residents, a number of them undocumented and concerned over their futures.
 
“This is a dark time in our nation’s history, against decent, hardworking newcomers to our shores seeking the American Dream, many of them fleeing oppression in their native lands,” said Sepulveda. “They now find themselves in a repressive, nightmare situation, where a knock at the door can mean their lives being turned upside down. There has to be a better way to deal with this situation. Hopefully, this workshop will help to calm their fears and explain their rights.” 
Confirmed speakers are: NYC Comptroller’s office; NYC Public Advocate’s Office; Miriam Bell-Blair, director, Immigrant Affairs Unit of Bronx District Attorney’s Office; Bangladesh-American Community Council; Surey Miranda-Alarcón, neighborhood organizer| East & South Bronx; Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs; Oscar Asencio of the New York City Commission on Human Rights; Jackson Chin from Latino Justice PRLDEF; David Mullins, supervising paralegal and BIA-accredited representative at NYLAG (New York Legal Assistance Group), and Anthony Alba, an attorney at the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights.
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