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Saturday, October 6, 2012

upcoming event - 10-11-2012 / Briefing & Report Release: Immigrant Struggles to Find Work and Get Status in the Face of Consumer Fraud

A very interesting event. If you're interested, please register.
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 New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) &
The Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center present:

Dreams and Schemes in Queens, New York:
Immigrant Struggles
to Find Work and Get Status in the Face of Consumer Fraud

A report on fraudulent, predatory and substandard practices in employment
agencies and immigration services targeting immigrant workers and consumers.

When: Thursday, October 11th, 9:30am to 12noon
Where: CUNY's Murphy Institute, 25 W 43rd St.18th floor
What: Report Release & Panel Discussion


NICE will present its research findings & policy recommendations,   followed by a panel discussion with:    
Jason Abrams, Abrams & Abrams LLP, AILA National Consumer Protection Committee

Laura Huizar, Latino Justice PRLDEF, Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Luna Ranjit, Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice

Careen Shannon, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, Cardozo Law School

Moderated by:  Deyanira del Rio NEDAP

With remarks from:
Daniel Dromm, Councilmember 25th District,
Julissa Ferreras, Councilmember 21st District
Matilde Roman, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (Comissioner Fatima Shama)

Assistant Attorney General Roberto Lebron, Office of NYS Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman
"I was very demoralized. I started crying because my hope had been killed   by this fraud.  We had to pay $7,000 and we had already paid $5,000.   We thought that the faster we paid, the faster they would work on our papers,   but it was not like that." From: Dreams and Schemes

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