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Newsletter From the Chair May 2, 2022

TASK FORCE INFORMATION:>> The April 11 meeting was recorded.  To access:  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/jttCSkUOx4wd2PTtlxfsXa93J3bYFNkWFMJH-W0-2uLn3STC_HYCIEdPXPlVGDnB.BwoNFN9ZIlnYW2Z5       REQUIRED Access Passcode: %kY=1wf&>> Eleanor Shore sent me the following: “ If one Googles “Resettlement of Ukrainian Refugees” one is directed immediately to “How you can help Ukrainian refugees right now.”  The bottom line is that they need money, and that’s something our group can do now.  The only question is whether we give [...]

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Newsletter From the Chair April 18, 2022

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.TASK FORCE INFORMATION:            >> IMMEDIATE RESPONSE REQUESTED. On April 30 and May 1, the Knights of Columbus is hosting a two day marathon to package 100,000 meals for Haiti.  This is an activity we should get involved with.  Please let me know asap if you would be interested in working a two hour shift [...]

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Newsletter From the Chair April 4, 2022

TASK FORCE INFORMATION:         THIS IS MUST READING.  Local attorney faces $240,000.00 penalty for defrauding Brazilian immigrants, putting them at deportation risk.  If you know anyone in the Brazilian Community, forward this story to them.  SEE:  https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2022/03/31/local-immigration-attorney-faces-first-of-its-kind-penalty-for-defrauding-brazilian-immigrants-putting-them-at-deportation-risk>> Our next ZOOM meeting is Monday, April 11th at 7:30PM.  Volunteers for a Nomination Committee for next year’s officers will be solicited.  If you wish to add any matter to [...]

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Newsletter From the Chair March 14, 2022

TASK FORCE INFORMATION:>> I try to limit the articles I publish, but I am including an article from AILA entitled, “Brace for Cyberattacks That Take Advantage of the Russian-Ukraine War”.  SEE: https://www.aila.org/practice/management/tips/2022/cyberattacks-russian-ukraine-war?utm_source=Recent%20Postings%20Alert&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RP%20Daily  >> Minutes from the February 14th meeting are attached.   BIDEN ADMINISTRATION NEWS>> For the latest news as of March 11 from the US Dept of State “Information for Nationals of Ukraine” [...]

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Newsletter From the Chair March 4, 2022

TASK FORCE INFORMATION:>> Our next meeting will be held on Zoom on Monday, March14th starting at 7:30. >> I’ll be sending out the minutes from the Feb 14th meeting shortly. >> In case you missed it: the House passed the Work and Family Mobility Act (H.4461/S.2289) last week with 120 Yes and 36 No votes, [...]

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Newsletter From the Chair February 11, 2022

TASK FORCE INFORMATION:>>. Our next ZOOM meeting is this coming MONDAY, Feb 14th at 7:15PM.  Our guest speaker from the Needham Community Council will join us at 7:30.  After the Q&A we will spend some time discussing our current financial situation.  We really need your input. The Zoom address for the meeting is: Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/84588120416?pwd=R0w1Qmx2RTgyL1ViMXJWRHFoUVZLdz09BIDEN ADMINISTRATION NEWS>> On 2/1/22, President Biden directed the Secretary of State [...]

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Newsletter From the Chair January 21, 2022

 TASK FORCE INFORMATION:>> If you have a suggestion for a guest speaker at one of our upcoming meetings, please send me his/her information.  >> If you would like to help the Metrowest Legal Services by researching country conditions for asylum seekers, please contact me.  A training session will be scheduled.  You need not be an [...]

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Newsletter From the Chair January 14, 2022

TASK FORCE INFORMATION: >> For those of you who missed the Jan 10th meeting, that included a very informative presentation by staff attorneys Alissa Weinberger and Katherine Reynolds from the MetroWest Legal Services office in Framingham, the recording can be found athttps://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/U5LhTY2btWRhnGPFjIygEMnPlv4QmOs7BsuRfftZNTGMsP2a0x1QRF9BnmKvO2nQ.2bh2ykcyzPUOOSsT       Access Passcode: 87@k4PVk I asked Alissa how our Task Force could help [...]

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Newsletter From the Chair January 7, 2022

TASK FORCE INFORMATION: >>. THE ZOOM ADDRESS FOR MONDAY’S MEETING AT 7:15PM IShttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/85482541917?pwd=d1lpN1Z5MHBWV0prQ3I3SFVWVjlVQT09Our guest speaker will be Attorney Alissa Weinberger, from the Metrowest Legal Services who will discuss how we could be of service to their office.   >> Part 2 of the backgrounders, from the Congressional Research Service entitled, “US Customs and Border Protection’s Powers and Limitations: A Primer” can be [...]

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Newsletter From the Chair December 31, 2021

TASK FORCE INFORMATION: >> Our next meeting will be held via Zoom on January 10, starting at 7:15pm.  Zoom invitation to be sent next week.  At 7:30 we will be joined by Alissa Weinberger, a staff attorney from MetroWest Legal Services, who has provided direct representation to clients focusing on humanitarian-based forms of immigration relief such as Asylum, family issues, naturalization and removal defense.  She will [...]

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