MIRC Members Mapping of Programs & Services Survey
The Maine Immigrants' Rights Coalition seeks to complete a membership mapping and action planning project to lay the foundation for all of our future work. Each of our 51 member organizations is engaged in a variety of programs that serve and strengthen Maine immigrant communities. The survey below is the first step of this process. Please note that in this survey, the word “immigrant” includes anyone who immigrated to the U.S., no matter how they came here, unless the question says otherwise. We hope you can complete the survey by January 31, 2018 but we will be following up with each of our member organizations via phone. Please click on the link to complete the survey:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12CJH8SGmh1iQZP-2PBFjVKZHnBr6ZjM3kqaXwnOylIU/viewform?edit_requested=true. We also encourage anyone who is interested in this project to complete the survey, whether you have an organization or not but as long as you are providing a service that is helping to change lives of our target population. Feel free to call or email me with any questions and or concerns. We have also attached a word version of the survey to use if that is your preferred format.
MIRC Member Monthly Meeting
Our member monthly meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday of the month. February 20th at 5:50pm – 7pm @MIRC Office – Immigrant Welcome Center 24 Preble St 3rd Fl. Portland. Join via Conference Call: 646 876 9923. Meeting ID: 503 252 314
Join URL: https://mainemobile.zoom.us/j/503252314
Policy/Communications Committee Monthly Meeting @3:30pm
Currently we have a combined Policy/Communications and Strategy Committee which meets every 1st Tuesday of the month.
Dial-in Number: (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 464-753
Here is ILAP's DACA 2018 Announcement Update as well as an excellent two page DACA-USCIS-Announcement-FAQ-2018 put together by United We Dream and the National Immigration Law Center. Their FAQ is very detailed and an excellent explainer. Don’t hesitate to contact Julie Brown at ILSP with any questions. Remember, call your senators and representatives TODAY and demand a clean Dream Act. This link will connect you to their D.C. offices. Or you can contact them at their local offices:
Senator Susan Collins • Senator Angus King •Rep. Chellie Pingree •Rep. Bruce Poliquin
Haitian and Salvadoran TPS Reregistration
The reregistration period is NOW, and reregistration applications must be RECEIVED BY USCIS by March 19, 2018. Most Haitians and Salvadorans will have their work permits automatically extended for 6 months beyond their work permits’ expiration date, while waiting for USCIS to approve their reregistration and work permit extension applications. They must show the official USCIS statement or Federal Register notice to their employers explaining the 6 month work permit automatic extension. You can get more information here about Haitian TPS and the automatic work permit extension, and here about Salvadoran TPS and the automatic work permit extension.
- Free workshop on How to be a Successful Tennant on Friday Jan 19 @10 am. This workshop is required for those wishing to apply for Supporting Immigrant Tenants (SIT) Loan Program a Program of Community Financial Literacy (CFL).
- Join the Chinese American Friendship Association of Maine for the Chinese New Year Celebration! Saturday, February 10 • 10AM to 3PM •Westbrook Performing Arts Center •471 Stroudwater Street •Westbrook •Adults $6, Kids under 12 $4, Families $20 • FREE Parking •For more information go to www.cafammaine.org.
There are no upcoming events at this time.