Local 79 and Make the Road New York have offered a series of workshops to inform Local 79 members about President Obama’s new executive order regarding immigration and the ways in which it might affect members and their families. The next workshop will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, March 29th at Local 79’s offices.

The space for this workshops is limited, so members must register for the workshops by calling Juan Mazylmian at: 917-881-5767

Please be advised that Attorney General A.G. Schneiderman has warned immigrants to avoid becoming victims of potential scams involving immigration services.  He said that in the past, “scammers have been quick to seize on moments of reform by taking advantage of desperate families seeking a pathway to citizenship.”  Eligible Local 79 members have access to free immigration- and naturalization legal services through Make the Road New York or through the law firm Gorlick, Kravitz, and Listhaus, so there is no need for eligible Local 79 members to seek legal representation elsewhere.

In addition to immigration workshops and legal services provided by Local 79, The New York City Labor Council, in collaboration with the Murphy Institute and CUNY Citizenship NOW! is offering free immigration legal services for union members and their families. Information (Spanish and English) about these workshops can be found by clicking here: Free immigration consultations