Immigration

Aurora Welcome Center Merges

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 in #auroraasian, Immigration, Refugees | 0 comments

The Aurora Welcome Center merges with Village Exchange Center, expanding services to immigrants and refugees. Many of the Aurora Welcome Center’s programs and services will continue to be available through the Village Exchange Center, which recently opened at the former St. Matthew Lutheran Church building at 1609 Havana St. The building has 15,000 square feet of space available for faith groups, community gatherings and office space. “We are excited to see a future that not only preserves the important services that the Aurora Welcome Center has created for our local immigrants and refugees, but also promises a way to improve and expand upon those services,” said Ricardo Gambetta, head of Aurora’s Office of International and Immigrant Affairs. “The Village Exchange Center offers so much space and so much expertise in dealing with the international community, and we believe this merger will do much to benefit the 20 percent of Aurora residents who were born outside the United States.” Read the full Press Release here…          ...

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Annual Meeting: Kimberly Ming

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in #auroraasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Community Service, Educational, Food, Immigration, Steering Committee | 0 comments

The Annual Meeting of the Partnership is not just a meeting, it’s fun and educational, too, with good Friends, good food and a dynamite speaker — a poet and photographer, Kimberly Ming! TOPIC:  Beyond Binary: Spoken Word on Multiethnic Identity Tuesday, April 25th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM, $25 Kimberly Ming is the #LatinAsian — a filmmaker, national speaker, reiki master, and multimedia content creator combining advocacy for marginalized communities with film, photography and spoken word poetry. Her cultural background as a Chinese and Puerto Rican prompted the creation of “The LatinAsian: A Chinese and Puerto Rican Woman” on YouTube, changing the way we see race and ethnic identity in America. She continues a lifelong journey of creating conscious media for liberation. Visit www.kimberlyming.com. The menu is going to be outstanding at the award-winning Aurora restaurant East China, 15510 E. CentreTechPkwy., near the Community College of Aurora, just south of 6th & Chambers. See the announcement with all the details.  Please RSVP, but you may pay by cash or credit card at the door.  Just call (303) 326-8695 or email admin@auroraasian.org. Just a little business to introduce the Partnership, and guests are always...

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“Dust Storm” — tonight at History Colorado

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in Art, Arts & Culture, Educational, Immigration, Japan, museums, Theatre | 0 comments

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, sending more than 120,000 Japanese Americans living on the west coast to 10 internment camps located in Wyoming, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Utah, inland California, and Colorado.  The decision was called “a military necessity,” but the Japanese Americans affected were not charged with crimes or even given judicial hearings. They were targeted because of widespread fear that people of Japanese descent were spies and loyal to Japan, though nearly 60% were American citizens. Tonight, Wed., February 19th, 7:00 PM, History Colorado is proud to partner with Theatre Esprit Asia to celebrate the Day of Remembrance, 71 years after Executive Order 9066 was signed, with a production of Rick Foster’s play “Dust Storm”. “Dust Storm” is a coming of age story about Seiji, a rebellious Japanese American youth interned during WWII. Journey through his eyes as he experiences the shock of forced relocation and imprisonment, to anger and violence, and finally from confused guilt to emerging insight. Using the art of Chiura Obata, also an interned US citizen and artist of international renown, this solo work relives a tragic period of American history through a powerful tale of hope and redemption. Tickets are $8.50 for History Colorado members and $10 for the general...

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Telephone Scam

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 in Immigration | 0 comments

Telephone Scam Recently we learned of a new telephone scam targeting USCIS customers.  Most of the victims who have notified us about this scam are non-immigrants from India.  Scammers are using a technique called “Caller ID spoofing” to display a misleading or inaccurate phone number in a recipient’s Caller ID.  The scammer pretends to be a USCIS official and asks for personal information such as Social Security number, passport number, or alien number.  They claim there are problems with the person’s immigration records, and ask for immediate payment to correct those records. If you receive a call like this, we urge you to say “No, thank you” and hang up immediately. We NEVER ask for payment or personal information over the phone.  Any request we make for payment would come in the mail on USCIS letterhead stationery.  Do not give payment or personal information over the phone to anyone who claims to be a USCIS official.  We encourage you to protect your personal information and not to share details about your immigration case in any public area. If you have been a victim of this telephone scam, please report it to the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/, or report it to an appropriate state authority. If you have a question about your immigration record, please call the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283, or make an InfoPass appointment. Janna M. Evans | Regional Lead for Community Relations | USCIS Western...

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