Immigration forum at Houston cathedral addresses immigrant concerns

first_img Lawyers, community and religious leaders participate in immigration forum at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston. Photo: Diocese of Texas[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] In an effort to educate and assist the immigrant community of Houston, Christ Church Cathedral held an immigration forum with attorneys and community leaders to inform immigrants of their rights and to discuss the Trump administration’s new focus on deportations.The forum was hosted by the Rev. Simón Bautista, canon missioner for latino ministries and outreach at the cathedral.Recent executive orders, as well as Texas State Senate Bill 4, will require all Texas law enforcement agencies to comply with U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) agents. The move is provoking anxiety among a vulnerable population of immigrants in the U.S. without documentation who fear being profiled under what is effectively a sanctuary city ban.“Bishop Andy Doyle, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and Christ Church Cathedral welcome everyone. This is a place blessed by your presence,” said the Rev. Barkley S. Thompson, dean of Christ Church Cathedral.Getting advice from lawyers instead of notaries, carrying up-to-date identification and calling state legislators to ask them to vote against SB 4 were the key pieces of advice given by the panel.“Have doubts of the news you see and read on social media. It is better to get your information from your consulate,” said Ignacio Pinto-León, a Houston attorney.During a Q&A, participants asked the experts about their particular cases. Many wondered how long it would take for their petitions for permanent residency to be approved because they wanted a way to work towards American citizenship. Others attended the forum to be informed and to help family members and friends.“The recent political (actions) have put everyone on edge because it puts people that are undocumented in a fearful state,” said Fabian Berrios, a member of San Mateo, Bellaire. “It’s important to stay informed and help those who are seeking assistance.The Rev. Willie Bennett, an organizer with The Metropolitan Organization, encourages immigrants to talk to their clergy and express their worry.“It is going to take a diverse community such as the one here at Christ Church Cathedral to teach and share the reality of what we are going through. I challenge you to share your story—it’s the only way we can make a change long term,” Bennett said.“The value of these informational forums is that they offer a unique opportunity (for) people to hear credible information about their concerns, their issues, their personal cases or of their acquaintances,” Bautista said. “These forums unite religious and community organizations, consulates and lawyers in one place for one common interest. We, at the cathedral, are proud to be able to collaborate in these offerings.”Read article in Spanish here. By Paulette E. 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A spacewoman arrives with a bigger picture

first_imgNewsBusinessA spacewoman arrives with a bigger pictureBy Alan Jacques – October 3, 2018 1280 Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic TAGSbusinessLimerick CityNews Twitter Email WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention Linkedin Previous articleMake A Move festival celebrates Limerick urban cultureNext articleGAA propose radical rule changes to Gaelic Football Alan Jacques center_img Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Print Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Advertisement Dr Niamh Shaw at the Network Ireland Limerick event.Photo: Paul MullinsFUTURE space colonist Dr Niamh Shaw encouraged Limerick businesswomen to dream big and reach for the stars at a Network Ireland Limerick event this week.Women in business from across the region heard how Dr Shaw has wanted to go to space since she was eight-years-old. But she did very little about it for a very long time and felt like “I was faking my life and wasn’t doing what I really wanted to do”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In 2011 when she realised she wouldn’t become an astronaut, she decided to make her life an art experiment in exploring the pursuit of lifelong dreams, presenting her work in theatrical and other publicly engaged platforms.She now plans to be a future space colonist, to contribute to human space exploration as an artist and communicator.To prepare for it, she participated in a zero-gravity flight at Star City in Moscow and regularly visits Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakstan for human launches. She is an experienced analogue astronaut with over 20 EVA hours from Mars simulated missions in the Utah desert USA and the Negev desert in the Middle East.She has now started her campaign to be among one of the eight artists that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa brings on the #DearMoon project, a private lunar mission with Elon Musk in 2023.Her tips for making the impossible possible included; “Embrace failure, be curious and follow your nose, surround yourself with people better than you, be inspired by everything around you, see the bigger picture and be honest with yourself”.“You can make the impossible possible. The more we zoom out, we can see the bigger picture,” she told Limerick businesswomen.Valerie Murphy, President of Network Limerick, said, “Dr Shaw’s talk was absolutely inspirational. She has shown that it’s possible to reinvent yourself at any time and follow your dream.”Network Ireland Limerick’s next event takes place on October 24 with Dr Stephen Kinsella. TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

One Community, One Family seeks input for health resource website

first_imgBatesville, In. — One Community, One Family now has the responsibility of updating . The website is a comprehensive listing of mental and behavioral health resources for Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland Counties.The staff would like any organization that would like to be on the webpage to call 800-284-8439 or submit the information online.last_img