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8/24/2015

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE FOR NEW AMERICANS OPENS REGISTRATION FOR A FREE WEEKLONG TRAINING ON RECOGNITION AND ACCREDITATION BY THE BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS IN ALBANY

Albany, New York – The New York State Office for New Americans (ONA) has opened registration for a free weeklong Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). training seminar the week of October 26, 2015 for immigration providers interested in Recognition and Accreditation. The seminar is offered by the New York Immigration Coalition and will take place at The Legal Project 24 Aviation Road, Suite 101 Albany, NY 12205. It is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s opportunity agenda for New Americans, which aims to help immigrants fully participate in New York State’s civic and economic life. The ONA Opportunity Center is hosted locally by The Legal Project.

This 40-hour training course to help not-for-profit organizations and non-attorneys obtain recognition and accreditation by the U.S. BIA. BIA Accreditation allows non-attorney staff of recognized agencies to represent individuals before U.S. immigration authorities.

WHAT: 40 Hour BIA Recognition and Accreditation Training
WHEN: Monday, October 26 – Friday, October 30, 2015 from 8:30AM-5:30PM
WHERE: The Legal Project
24 Aviation Road Suite 101
Albany, NY 12205

 

To register for this training, visit http://www.thenyic.org/node/4176 or contact Oriana Sanchez at the New York Immigration Coalition before Monday, October 19, 2015 at osanchez@nyic.org. Registration is required to attend.

Governor Cuomo established ONA to assist newcomers in the State who are eager to contribute to our economy and become part of the family of New York, and made history by making the Office the first state-level immigrant office created by statute in the country. The cornerstone of ONAs effort is the creation of a network of 26 neighborhood-based Opportunity Centers located throughout New York State where immigrants are assisted with English-for-Speakers-of-Other-Languages training; naturalization and DACA assistance; federal immigration law and policies information and referrals; and business development training.

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Contact: Oriana Sanchez (NYIC) 212- 627-2227
Laz Benitez/Edison Alban (NYS Office for New Americans) – 212-417-5803