[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Francisco has lived in New Jersey with his wife, Margarita, for a long time. The couple is from Mexico, the country where they met and two of their four daughters were born. The other two were born in America. Francisco and Margarita are distressed by the recent news on immigration that they have seen on tv, and are afraid of what the future may look like for their family. They consider New York to be their home and have made a solid life for themselves here and now they are worried that they could lose it all, by being “deported.” They have seen ads saying if they pay $25000 they can “fix up their documents” to avoid being removed. Is this truly the case? If they are paying a mortgage loan in the US, what do they do with that debt if they leave? How can they access their money if they move to Mexico? If their daughters stay, can they have direct access to their parent’s money?
Many members of the Hispanic community are asking themselves these sort of questions. Given these uncertain times, not having clear information on their rights makes it increasingly difficult for them to make informed decisions, to form a concrete plan of action for their families and it also puts them at an elevated risk of migratory scams.
What are we doing about it?
Recognizing this need, Qualitas recently developed a new, emergency response workshop covering these topics called: “Get Ready: Migratory Processes and My Money.” This workshop, delivered in Spanish and free of charge to beneficiaries, provides vital information specifically tailored to the Hispanic community about their rights and financial responsibilities and how these may be affected by different immigration proceedings, including deportation and voluntary departure.
As a trusted and well-respected organization among the Hispanic community in New York, we have the platform and inherent responsibility to serve as a defender of their rights and as a credible source of vital information. With over 50 active partnerships throughout the tristate area, we aim to connect our participants to the support that they need and deserve by endorsing solutions and resources for the Hispanic community to rely on, giving them the peace of mind to be prepared for any eventuality.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][us_iconbox icon=”pencil” title=”Are you interested in taking this workshop? ” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2Fforms%2Fd%2Fe%2F1FAIpQLSfWPu3scBW9oP5DtO-KpW4rN1vQWs05FH9IqeGXTutILCs7Hw%2Fviewform|title:D%C3%A9janos%20tus%20datos%20aqu%C3%AD|target:%20_blank|”]Please, sign up here and we will contact you. [/us_iconbox][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][us_iconbox icon=”users” title=”Are you an organization interested in providing this workshop for your community?”]Please contact Nilbia Coyote, the Education Coordinator at Qualitas at firstname.lastname@example.org[/us_iconbox][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][us_cta title=”Are you an individual or organization that wants to make this workshop available to more Hispanics? ” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nycharities.org%2Fgive%2Fdonate.aspx%3Fcc%3D2443%20|||” btn_label=”Donar”]Consider donating. While any and all donations are welcome:
$10,000 will allow us to directly impact 350 families
$6,000 will allow us to directly impact 200 families
$1,000 will allow us to directly impact 35 families
$500 will allow us to directly impact 15 families
$100 will allow us to directly impact 3 families
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