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Newsletter From the Chair December 23, 2021

TASK FORCE INFORMATION: Our next meeting via zoom will be held on Monday, January 10, 2022.  We will be joined by Metro West Legal Services for a discussion of how you can help that organization. AFGHAN EVACUEE INFORMATION: (I am attaching the full article rather than a summary and then a source)IINE  Reports Mass. Refugee Resettlement Agencies, the nonprofits tasked by the federal government with welcoming and resettling [...]

By | December 23rd, 2021|Task Force, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Newsletter From the Chair December 23, 2021

Newsletter From the Chair December 10, 2021

TASK FORCE INFORMATION:As you know, we will NOT be meeting on December13th.  Our next meeting wlll be held via Zoom on January 10h.  AFGHAN EVACUEE INFORMATION:>> Understanding the Afghan Refugee Crisis  Thursday, December 16, 1-2:30 p.m.This talk will offer a primer on Afghan society and politics for attorneys and others seeking to understand how to support Afghan refugees in the U.S. In offering context for the [...]

By | December 13th, 2021|Task Force|Comments Off on Newsletter From the Chair December 10, 2021

Newsletter From the Chair December 5, 2021

TASK FORCE INFORMATION: I received no votes for holding or cancelling the December meeting.  Given the Holidays, there will be no December Task Force meeting on Dec 13th.  Our next meeting will be held on January 10, 2022.  Happy Holidays to all.  Some quick NEWS: >> CNN reports the story of hundreds of thousands of children across the country who, the day they turn 21, will [...]

By | December 6th, 2021|Task Force|Comments Off on Newsletter From the Chair December 5, 2021

Newsletter From the Chair November 22, 2021

TASK FORCE INFORMATION:>> For those of you may have missed our October 11th meeting at which we received a fantastic briefing from International Institute of New England, a tape is available at https://vimeo.com/642762623>> Should we hold a meeting on December 13th?  Please let me know as soon as possible. AFGHAN RESETTLEMENT NEWS:>> The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice has [...]

By | November 22nd, 2021|Task Force|Comments Off on Newsletter From the Chair November 22, 2021

Newsletter From the Chair November 1, 2021

FROM THE CHAIRNovember 1, 2021 TASK FORCE INFORMATION:        >> Our next meeting will be held via Zoom on Monday, November 8  at 7:30PM.  Our guest speaker will be our own member, Rinaz Mala, who will tell us of her travels thru the immigration morass to receive her green card. A Zoom invitation will [...]

By | November 11th, 2021|Task Force|Comments Off on Newsletter From the Chair November 1, 2021

Newsletter from the Chair – October 1, 2021

TASK FORCE INFORMATION:>> Our next meeting via Zoom will be held on Monday, October 11 at 7:30pm.  Please send me any issues you wish that we discuss.  The Zoom address will be sent shortly. Beverly contacted the IINE (The International Institute of New England) and received a response.  It is too lengthy to attach to this email, but I will send it when I send the [...]

By | October 4th, 2021|Task Force|Comments Off on Newsletter from the Chair – October 1, 2021

Newsletter from the Chair – September 19, 2021

TASK FORCE INFORMATION:              >> Special thanks to Karen Price for the preparation of a new brochure that we will use at public events to familiarize the community about us.  A copy is attached below.        >> On SUNDAY, Oct 3 we have been invited by the Needham Diversity Initiative to join its table at the [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – September 5, 2021

TASK FORCE INFORMATION:             Our first meeting of the year will be held via Zoom on Monday Sept 13 starting at 7:30pm.  If you have an item for the agenda please email before  September 9 at noon.  I will be unavailable from sunset, Sept 6th until sunset, Sept 8th.  You will receive a Zoom link towards the latter part of [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – August, 23, 2021

TASK FORCE INFORMATION:Remember that our first meeting of the year will be held via ZOOM, on Monday September 13, starting at 7:30pm.  Please email me any items you wish to have included in the Agenda. Recent efforts to create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented individuals have stalled in the Senate. As a result, funding for legalization has been included in the text [...]

By | August 23rd, 2021|Task Force|Comments Off on Newsletter from the Chair – August, 23, 2021

Newsletter from the Chair – July, 30, 2021

TASK FORCE INFORMATION:              Our next meeting will be held on September 13. Stay tuned for details as to whether we will meet via Zoom or in person.    Food for thought: I have previously sent the following item, but it is not too early to begin thinking about following its suggestions.  Let me know what you [...]

By | July 30th, 2021|Task Force|Comments Off on Newsletter from the Chair – July, 30, 2021