Catholic Charities News
Economic insecurity is a very real concern for many of our neighbors here in Massachusetts and beyond. Catholic Charities of Boston exists to serve those in need throgh four program centers of excellence: Basic Needs, Youth and Family Services, Workforce Development and Immigration Services-- all of which offer a wide range of programs and services to respond to those in need in our community.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will implement the final public charge rule to adjustment of status applicants who submit a Form I-485 postmarked on or after Feb. 24, 2020. For applications that are sent by commercial courier (e.g., UPS/FedEx/DHL), the postmark date is the date reflected on the courier receipt. Applicants who reside in Illinois are currently exempted from this final rule due to an injunction in that state prohibiting implementation of the rule.
We here at Catholic Charities in Boston stand shoulder to shoulder with our partners at CCUSA. Please read their most recent statement on the January 27th Supreme Court Ruling:
Catholic Charities USA Reacts with Extreme Disappointment to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on "Public Charge"
January is Poverty Awareness Month, a month-long initiative to call attention to poverty in our country. According to www.povertyusa.org, there are currently over 40 million individuals living in poverty in the United States. For those living in poverty, it can often be difficult to access basic necessities- including food, shelter, clothing, etc.