As 2015 draws to a close, we at Arkansas United Community Coalition (AUCC, Arkansas Unido) realize that it would be easy to dwell on the challenges that immigrants have faced in the past year. Instead, we reflect on the many moments we have shared that have inspired hope and change. This year, 9 Arkansas Mayors issued Welcoming Proclamations, self-identifying […]

Dear Arkansas colleagues and amigos,  Thank you to all who have already committed to attend our AUCC 2016 State Convention and Change Agents Graduation Change Champions Dinner! We are thrilled this year to have as our Keynote Speaker Bishop Anthony B. Taylor from the Diocese of Little Rock, the Catholic Church in Arkansas, as well as […]

Last week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Obama administration’s executive actions on immigration, which were announced one year ago today (November 20, 2014) and would grant 5 million people (including at least 20,000 Arkansans) temporary work authorization and relief from deportation (i.e, DAPA, Deferred Action for Parental Accountability). Arkansas immigrants and […]

On Wednesday, October 14th, the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), along with directly impacted immigrant families and national leaders representing faith, labor, civil rights and the community, launched “The Fast to Keep Families Together” – a 9-day fast and vigil outside the courthouse in New Orleans to demand the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rule […]

Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse will join the 30 partners of EngageNWA Immigrant from Abroad at 1:00PM this afternoon at Shiloh Square in downtown Springdale to commemorate national Welcoming Week, http://www.welcomingamerica.org/get-involved/national-welcoming-week-2015/ , an initiative that aims to encourage communities across the United States to reaffirm their welcoming values and build bridges with immigrants residing in their […]

Local nonprofits, Arkansas United Community Coalition (AUCC), Catholic Charities Immigration Services of Northwest Arkansas (CCIS) and the Fort Smith Adult Education Center proudly announce the inauguration of the fourth of five regional Immigrant Resource Centers to be opened in the fall of 2015, which will provide area immigrants with immigration navigation services, leadership development opportunities, […]

Local nonprofits, Arkansas United Community Coalition (AUCC) and Catholic Charities Immigration Services of Northwest Arkansas (CCIS) proudly announce the inauguration of the first of five regional Immigrant Resource Centers to be opened in the fall of 2015, which will provide area immigrants with immigration navigation services, leadership development opportunities, and civic integration support. Starting Thursday, […]

Wondering if you need to return your DACA work permit? Here’s a DACA retraction questionnaire in English and Spanish that easily explains what to do by clicking on yes or no buttons… http://www.undocumedia.org/daca2015/ Other Resources: 3yr-EAD-fact-sheet

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