immigrants http://wrvo.org en Small group protests possibility of housing Central American immigrants in Syraucse http://wrvo.org/post/small-group-protests-possibility-housing-central-american-immigrants-syraucse <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some central New Yorkers opposed to the idea of housing immigrant children who are waiting to be deported in Syracuse are protesting.</span></p><p>A dozen or so protesters carried signs that said things like, “Honk if you support legal borders” in front of the Sisters of Saint Francis property on Syracuse’s Northside during rush hour Wednesday evening.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:53:51 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59006 at http://wrvo.org Small group protests possibility of housing Central American immigrants in Syraucse Fort Drum unlikely to house Central American immigrant children http://wrvo.org/post/fort-drum-unlikely-house-central-american-immigrant-children <p></p><p>Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) says the chances are slim that undocumented children caught trying to cross the US-Mexican border illegally will be housed at Fort Drum.<br /><br />The Army base is reportedly being considered to house hundreds of Central American immigrant children under a government program as soon as August</p><p>But Schumer says he’s spoken with officials at the Department of Health and Human Services:</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:37:57 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58323 at http://wrvo.org Dream Act supporters vow to fight on http://wrvo.org/post/dream-act-supporters-vow-fight <p></p><p>Supporters of Dream Act legislation say they were “set up,” when a hastily arranged vote on the bill in the New York State Senate chamber late <span data-term="goog_389773422" tabindex="0">Monday</span> led to the measure’s failure by just one vote.</p><p>The focus is now shifting to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Backers say they will try to get the governor to put the measure into the state budget.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:04:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52891 at http://wrvo.org Dream Act supporters vow to fight on Workers' Compensation Board hosts meetings to help improve services http://wrvo.org/post/workers-compensation-board-hosts-meetings-help-improve-services <p></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:18:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 47984 at http://wrvo.org Computer programs help refugees resettle http://wrvo.org/post/computer-programs-help-refugees-resettle <p>A new community resource room, filled with 18 computers, is up and running as part of Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement program in Syracuse.&nbsp; Much of it involves literacy, key for refugees as they take steps to become a citizens of the United State.<br><br>Arnie Poltenson from Manlius is helping teach English to a refugee with limited knowledge of the English language, who has come to the new community resource room at the Catholic Youth Organization building on Syracuse's Northside.&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 29 May 2013 13:13:44 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38614 at http://wrvo.org Computer programs help refugees resettle Demand for community gardens growing http://wrvo.org/post/demand-community-gardens-growing <p>The organization that supports community gardens in the city of Syracuse is growing, particularly in the city's immigrant community. Syracuse Grows is going into it's sixth year with an eye on the Northside. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:01:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 35293 at http://wrvo.org Demand for community gardens growing