C.O.K. Hispanic Resource Center: Pro Bono Clinic, November 15th

Good Morning,

Please see attached flyer for the Pro Bono Clinic – Schedule at the C. O. K. Hispanic Resource Center on November 15, 2014 from 10:00AM – 12:00 noon. Please assist us by posting, copying, and forwarding to your colleagues and friends in the community the attached flyer in Spanish and English.
As always we thank you in advance for your assistance in promoting these services to the public.

Rebeca L. Hasbún
Supervisor III
City of Kenner, Department of Community Development
Hispanic Resource Center
4312 Florida Avenue
Kenner, Louisiana 70065
Telephone: (504) 469-2570
FAX Number: (504) 469-2572
E-Mail: rhasbun@kenner.la.us
Website: http://www.kenner.la.us

2014 - Pro Bono Flyer - November 15 - English and Spanish

Tulane’s Center for Public Service: Fall 2014 Toolkit Workshop, “Volunteer Management for Greater Engagement”

Dear Community Partners,
You and your colleagues are invited to the third Toolkit Workshop of the Fall 2014 semester, “Volunteer Management for Greater Engagement”
When: Wednesday, November 5th, 3pm-5pm
Where: Tulane City Center, 1725 Baronne St, New Orleans
Who: Nonprofit Professionals, Students, Tulane CPS Staff



This workshop will provide real life best practices from local community partners on how best to manage volunteer and keep them engaged.This will be a participatory workshop which includes:
Presentations by Catholic Charities, Tulane CPS Staff, and Students
Group discussions and networking opportunities
Food from Liberty’s Kitchen
The event is free of charge, but please make sure to RSVP and we look forward to seeing you there!
Theodore Nathan | Campus Community Partnerships
Tulane’s Center for Public Service | Alcee Fortier Hall
6823 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118
O: 504-862-3352 | C: 973-534-5516 | F: 504-862-8061
tnathan@tulane.edu | MBA Candidate 2015

HHS Partnership Center: Webinar on Health Care Law

                   Webinars on the Health Care Law

The HHS Partnership Center has updated webinars on the health care law for faith and community organizations. All webinars are open to the public and include a question and answer session.

To participate in one of the webinars, please select your preferred topic from the list below and submit the necessary information. After registering you will receive an e-mail confirmation containing information about joining the webinar. Please contact us at ACA101@hhs.gov if you have problems registering or if you have any questions about the health care law. You may also join the webinar by telephone only. All webinars are one hour.

How to Become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) Organization and Champion for Coverage

October 23 at 1 pm ET
(Noon CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT)

To Join By Phone Only, Dial +1 (415) 655-0051, Access Code: 581-376-365
For those joining by phone only, the Pin Number is the # key.

Certified Application Counselors (CACs) are volunteers who enroll people in the Health Insurance Marketplace. CAC organizations train CACs and plan enrollment events. Champions for Coverage educate people in their community about the health care law and receive invitations to conference calls and webinars. Please join us on October 23 at 1 pm ET to learn more about CACs, CAC organizations and Champions for Coverage. Please email ACA101@hhs.gov by October 23 at 10 am ET with any questions.
For more information on the Certified Application Counselor (CAC) program and basic eligibility criteria go to:

Click to access tips-for-cacs-in-ffm.pdf

Getting Ready to Enroll: Health Insurance Marketplace 101

October 29 at 3 pm ET
(2 pm CT, 1 pm MT, Noon PT)

To Join By Phone Only: Dial +1 (702) 489-0004, Access Code: 818-992-963
For those joining by phone only, the Pin Number is the # key

Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace starts on November 15, 2014 with coverage available as early as January 1, 2015. This presentation will discuss how to enroll in the Marketplace, key websites and resources on the law. We will also discuss how to host an enrollment event. Questions will be answered at the end of the webinar. Please send any questions to email below and  prior to October 29 at noon ET.




DHS To Implement Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

DHS To Implement Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

WASHINGTON—Starting in early 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin implementation of a Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to expedite family reunification for certain eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents of the U.S. and to promote safe, legal and orderly migration from Haiti to the United States.

Under this program U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will offer certain eligible Haitian beneficiaries of already approved family-based immigrant visa petitions, who are currently in Haiti, an opportunity to come to the United States up to approximately two years before their immigrant visa priority dates become current.

“The rebuilding and development of a safe and economically strong Haiti is a priority for the United States. The Haitian Family Reunification Parole program promotes a fundamental underlying goal of our immigration system – family reunification. It also supports broader U.S. goals for Haiti’s reconstruction and development by providing the opportunity for certain eligible Haitians to safely and legally immigrate sooner to the United States,” said Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. “The United States strongly discourages individuals in Haiti from undertaking life-threatening and illegal maritime journeys to the United States. Such individuals will not qualify for the HFRP program and if located at sea may be returned to Haiti.”

Legal authority for the HFRP program is provided under the Immigration and Nationality Act which authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to parole into the United States certain individuals, on a case-by-case basis, for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. This is the same legal authority used to establish the Cuban Family Reunification Parole program in 2007.

USCIS is not currently accepting HFRP program applications, and potential beneficiaries should not take any action at this time. USCIS will provide full program details before the end of this calendar year and stakeholder engagements will take place shortly thereafter. In early 2015, the Department of State National Visa Center (NVC) will begin contacting certain U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents with approved petitions for Haitian family members, offer them the opportunity to apply to the program, and provide instructions on how to apply. Only individuals who receive a written notice of program eligibility from NVC will be eligible to apply.

Under the Haitian Family Reunification Parole program, Haitians authorized parole will be allowed to enter the United States and apply for work permits but will not receive permanent resident status any earlier. Visit http://www.uscis.gov/avoidscams for tips on filing forms, reporting scams, and finding accredited legal services. Remember, the Wrong Help Can Hurt! An informational brochure and flyer are also available on


For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit


or follow us on Twitter (@uscis), YouTube (/uscis), Facebook(/uscis), and the USCIS blog The Beacon.


Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): Meeting to discuss DHS’ Language Access Efforts

Dear Stakeholder,

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez invite you to participate in a stakeholder engagement on Friday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss DHS’ language access efforts, obtain feedback and answer questions from participants.

The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties recently posted Component Draft Language Access Plans, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The plans provide a framework for the Department’s efforts to improve the delivery of language services for diverse communities across the country.


To Join the Session In-Person:

To attend this meeting in-person, please email CRCLOutreach@hq.dhs.gov by Oct. 20, and include “Language Access” in the subject line. You may send written comments until Oct. 31, using the same email address and subject line.

Once we process your registration for the meeting, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details. On the day of the engagement, please bring government-issued photo identification and plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early in order to pass through security.

To Join the Session by Phone:

On the day of the session, please use the information below to join the teleconference. We recommend that you call 10 to15 minutes before the start time.

Toll-Free Call-in Number: 1-888-455-3620
Passcode: DHS

USCIS: Teleconference on Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program, Oct. 22nd

Dear Stakeholder,

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a teleconference on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the implementation of a limited Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) program.


Under this program, certain Haitians in Haiti who are beneficiaries of approved family-based immigrant visa petitions may be considered for parole to come to the United States up to two years before their immigrant visa priority dates become current.

During this teleconference, USCIS officials will provide an overview and address questions about the HFRP program.

To join the session by phone
On the day of the session, please use the information below to join the teleconference. We recommend that you call in 10 to 15 minutes before the start time.

Toll-free call-in number: 1-888-972-4308
Toll number if you are calling from outside of the U.S.: 1-312-470-7184
Passcode: HFRP

If you have any questions regarding the registration process, or if you have not received a confirmation email within two business days, please email us at Public.Engagement@uscis.dhs.gov.

We look forward to engaging with you!