Coming to America On January 21, 2020, smiling faces, warm food from their neighbors, and a household of donations from welcoming community members greeted Pittsburgh’s first refugee family of the new year. The family of seven--father, mother, four sons, and grandmother--arrived on a long flight from Tanzania to New York…Read More
Category: Immigration Services
JFCS helps with citizenship for long-time client Lazaro
If you are looking for the Volunteer Spotlight: Ellen story, please click here: https://www.jfcspgh.org/food-pantry-volunteer-spotlight-ellen/ Lazaro's story to becoming a citizen began back in 2012 when he arrived to the US from Cuba under the wet-foot dry-foot policy (Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966). The policy allowed Lazaro to emigrate from Cuba…Read More
Public Charge and Expedited Removal explained
The terms "public charge" and "expedited removal" have been used frequently in recent news, referring to new policies and rules in immigration. Jamie Englert (pictured), Director of JFCS Immigration Legal Services, recently sat down to clarify what these terms mean and how they could affect immigrants. You can watch her…Read More
After School Club is looking for volunteer mentors!
If you can imagine moving to another country with a different language and different culture, you can imagine what it’s like for refugee and immigrant children arriving here in the U.S. With countries of origin torn by war, violence, or poverty, some kids may need a little help. JFCS knows…Read More