By Alice Kenny
- Catholic Charities can help immigrants learn whether they are eligible for authorization to work legally in the United States and can help them apply for such authorization if eligible.
- WARNING: Many agencies will advertise that they are able to get work documents for immigrants who lack legal immigration status.
- These practices are fraudulent and could lead to deportation.
- It is very important to get advice from a qualified, and reputable individual or organization to make sure that the work authorization document you apply for is valid.
Call the New York State (NYS) New Americans Hotline: 1-212-419-3737 or 1-800-566-7636 (toll-free in NYS) for more information.
Click here to learn more about the New Americans Hotline.
Click here to find a Catholic Charities agency that can help you determine if you are eligible for work authorization.
Check out the New Americans website just announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo at www.newamericans.ny.gov