New Jersey Churches Offer Immigration Help

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The Community Diaconal Network of Northern New Jersey, a partnership of six Christian Reformed churches, sponsored a free immigration forum at Unity Christian Reformed Church in Prospect Park, N.J.

Immigration lawyer David Nachman led the discussion, highlighting the issues important to citizenship and immigration. He emphasized the importance of providing reputable references and stated that churches and communities can provide useful help in the process.

Immigrants from Jordan, Honduras, Guatemala, The Netherlands, India, and Nicaragua attended the forum and were able to question Nachman and other attorneys about their specific situations after the presentation.

One woman, who took in a South American child 12 years ago to help her get access to treatment for severe burns, said, “We have been trying to get legal status for this young woman for two years. It is so confusing, expensive, and frustrating. Thank you for doing this for us.” 

The Diaconal Network was assisted by Al Santino and the Northeast Community Transformation organization. Nachman and Associates will also lead citizenship classes in the fall using a government grant they received for immigration education.

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