Immigration For Good

The DREAM

The Determination Of Our Neighbors

Hi there! My name is Ben Marek, and I am a BIA Accredited Representative with the Immigration and Citizenship Program at Neighborhood Centers. My primary role within the Immigration and Citizenship Program is working with refugees and asylees who are seeking lawful permanent residence in the United States. These individuals have typically been living in […]

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Temporary setback for President Obama’s Executive Action

On Monday evening, a federal judge in Texas ruled to delay the start of the new expanded DACA program. While this is a temporary setback, we strongly believe that this event is merely a bump in the road and that expanded DACA and DAPA will still become available in 2015. Neighborhood Centers Immigration & Citizenship […]

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Houston Immigration Collaborative addresses President Obama’s Executive Order

Press Release For Immediate Release November 21, 2014 Contact: Houston Immigration Collaborative Jeff Stys: 713-501-9563, jstys@att.net Houston Immigration Collaborative  addresses President Obama’s Executive Order On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced his plans to take executive action on immigration to allow more individuals to pursue documented status. Immigration service providers and immigration rights advocates in […]

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Summary of Deferred Action for Parental Accountability and Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

On November 20th, 2014, President Barack Obama announced that, among other legal reforms, the Department of Homeland Security will expand the current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and will also create a new Deferred Action program for Parents of United States Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents. At this time there are no applications available. […]

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Community leaders come together for a common cause.

50 organizers for LGBT rights, women’s rights and immigrant rights met to discuss how they could work together to defend the rights of all of their communities. Click here to read more about the gathering and learn more about how Neighborhood Centers’ Citizenship and Immigration program works to help those who come to the U.S. for […]

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They Used To Call Him “Ramon.”

Immigrants are people. Our joy, fears, hopes and anxieties are similarities that do not separate us – they connect us. Through a series of questions, the thoughts, feelings and life experiences of undocumented youth are depicted in short films produced by DREAMer Oscar Hernandez.

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#ThisUndocumentedLife

Neighborhood Centers is inviting undocumented youth from across the country to document their lives by participating in a nation-wide photo project. Undocumented youth and their supporters are invited to take photos of their everyday life and share them on Instagram with the hashtag #thisundocumentedlife. “This Undocumented Life” represents your stories and your moments that are […]

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DREAMers Oscar, Kemi and Thailandia tell their stories to KUHF.

Oscar, Kemi and Thailandia have shared their stories with us in our new book American Dreamers: The Journey From Shadow To Light, but hear their accounts first hand on what citizenship means to them and two million others who were brought to the United States as children. Oscar also tells his story. He talks about how […]

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American DREAMers

I love my son. I watched him grow into a young man with direction and purpose in a country that offers him a chance to make a good life for himself. The day he was born, I looked into his face and knew I would do anything for him to have that opportunity. Parents are […]

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