Due to the grand diversity that exists within our membership and community the Local 54 Executive Board has taken the initative to create the Multilingual Office, which will service our members that have a language barrier. The office will assist in providing help in the following areas; Social services, Immigration and Naturalization, Employment, as well as Citizenship.
All services are provided at NO COST to our members
Office open Monday through Friday
Tuesdays & Thursdays for Immigration Cases/ 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
By Appointment Only
If you would further information please contact Aura Sprague-Osorno at (609) 344-5400 Ext. 130 or send her an e-mail at:
INS Proposes Requiring Aliens to Acknoledge Advance Notice of Changes-of-Address Requirements:
The INS issued a proposed rule on July 26, 2002, that would require every alien
applying for immigretion benefits to acknowledge having recieved notice that he or she
s required to provide a valid current address within 10 days of the change; that the INS will use most recent address provided by the alien for all purposes, including the service of notices to appear if the INS initiates removal proceedings; and, if the aliem has changed his or her address but failed to provide the new address to the INS, that the alien will be held reponsible for any communications sent ti the most recent address provided by the alien.
President Signs ’Age Out ’ Bill; Other Activity
President George W. Bush signed the Child Status Protection Act on August 6, 2002 (Pub L. No. 107-208, 116 stat 927, H.R. 1209). following congressional approval of the measures late last month. The new law amends the INA to provide "age-out" protection to certain adult children of U.S. citizen and lawful permanent resident (LPR) parents.Specifically, the law requires thet the determination of whether an unmarried alien son or daughter of a U.S. citizen is considered a "child" (under 21 years old ) for purposes of classification as an immediate relative must be based on the age of the alien as of the date the Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, is filed on his or her behalf. Similar determination apply in the case of LPR parents who subsequently naturalize after having filed petitions for sons or daughter, and U.S. citizen parents who filed petition for married sons or daughters where those sons and daughters later divorce. In the former case, the alien beneficiary’s age is deternined as of the date of the parents naturalization, and in the latter, as the date of termination of his or her marriage.
The law also provides age-out protection for certain unmarried sons and daughters of LPRs seeking status as family-sponsered, employement-based, and divercity immiggratents, or accompanying or following to join a parent, including a parent who has filed for assylum or refugee status. Additionally, alien children of LPR parents who subsequiently become natrulazied citizens will be automatically placed in the "sons and daughters of U.S. citizens" priority category, unless they elect otherwise. Finally, the law amends INA s 204 (a)(1)(D) to clarify that certain immigration benefits available to child victims of domestic abuse by an LPR parents are not negated.