RUSA LGBT is a Part of the “End Global LGBTQ Persecution NOW” Protest!

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RUSA LGBT is a co-sponsor of the “End Global LGBTQ Persecution NOW” Protest, organized by Rise and Resist group. The protest is taking place Sunday, September 10th, at 2 pm! Everybody is welcome to join our common efforts to protect all immigrants! “A Rally in Advance of the 2017 United Nations General Assembly From September 12 – 20, the United Nations …

Как снять квартиру в НЙ: инструкция для новоприбывших!

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In Russian! @Elvira Brodskaya Эльвира Бродская подготовила обзор по поводу того, как снять квартиру в НЙ. Представляем вашему вниманию! Аренда квартиры в США (Нью-Йорк) Аренда квартиры – первая проблема, с которой сталкиваются новоприбывшие. В этой статье мы попробуем объяснить «на пальцах», как проходит процесс аренды, чем он отличается от аренды в России (или других странах бывшего Союза), и как обойти …

Brighton Beach Pride in Media

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In English: 1) After Fleeing Bias at Home, Gay Russians Say It Persists in Brooklyn https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/21/nyregion/bias-gay-russians-brooklyn.html?_r=1 2) Russian LGBTs Holds First Brighton Beach Gay Pride March http://outbuzz.com/brighton-beach-pride-2017 3) ‘Make Birobidzhan Gay Again’ Dispatch from the inaugural Brighton Beach Pride Parade in south Brooklyn http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/235029/inaugural-brighton-beach-lgbt-pride-parade-in-south-brooklyn 4) Activists Hold First Ever Russian Pride Parade in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach http://www.gettyimages.com/event/activists-hold-first-ever-russian-pride-parade-in-brooklyns-brighton-beach-700052179#participants-of-the-russianspeaking-lgbt-pride-march-pose-for-on-picture-id686101568 5) New York’s …

Denis Davydov is FREE!

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Dear friends!!! HUGE NEWS!!! Denis Davydov, who was detained by ICE, and kept in detention about 5 weeks in Florida has been released today!!! Thank you everyone for your attention and care! ❤️ https://www.facebook.com/freedenisdavydov/ Дорогие друзья! ГОРЯЧИЕ НОВОСТИ!! Денис Давыдов, котоорый был задержан Иммиграционной полицией, и проведший в задержании более 5ти недель был выпущен сегодня на свободу!! Спасибо всем, кто …

Meeting with Sumaiya Khalique, the Immigration Attorney

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Dear friends! We would like to invite you to a meeting with Sumaiya Khalique, the immigration attorney. Sumayia will speak about the asylum process and recent challenges. Sumaiya specializes in asylum applications, deportation defense, and employment visas. Sumayia begun her legal career in the are of criminal law, with internships in Sydney (Australia), and the United States. Sumaiya’s internships in …

Letters to ICE

Asylum Seeker Detained by ICE

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On March 13, 2017, ICE detained a member of RUSA LGBT community, Denis Davydov, while he was returning from his trip from the US Virgin Islands. According to ICE, Denis was detained due to a visa violation because he applied for political asylum after his visa has expired, which is a common practice for asylum seekers. We believe that this detention is …

RUSA LGBT Statement on ICE Detentions of Asylum Seekers

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ICE has detained a member of our community. We are grateful to Immigration Equality for doing everything they can to release them. This detention is very troublesome and we believe it is unlawful. ICE, empowered by President Trump’s Administration anti-immigrant rhetoric, overreaches and abuses power. The person that has been detained has filed for an affirmative asylum within 1 year …

Meeting NYPD LGBT Liaison Unit

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  RUSA will hold a meeting with the NYPD (New York Police Department) LGBT Liaison Unit. A meeting is aimed to learn how can we protect ourselves from being bullied, discriminated against our identity, or assaulted on the workforce, and public spaces. We also have an opportunity to learn our rights as LGBTIQ immigrants, living in NYC. A meeting is extremely …

Welcoming the Stranger-II Has Started

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RUSA LGBT and CBST (Congregation Beit Simchat Torah) have started the second cycle of the “Welcoming the Stranger ” Project. The opening took place on February 15, 2017.   RUSA LGBT и CBST (ЛГБТ-Синагога НЙ) открыли запустили второй цикл проекта “Привечая странника”. Открытие проекта состоялось 15 февраля 2017 г.  

Meeting with JCH Bensonhurst

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RUSA would like to invite to a meeting with Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst. They want to tell us about their Job Placement and Vocational Trainings Services, which they can provide for LGBT community. Primarily, those services are accessible for people who already have work permit. Although, for those who don’t it could be a great opportunity to get to …

Medical Care, Mental Health, and Legal Services: Mount Sinai

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RUSA invites everybody to join a meeting with Zachary Fried, a social worker at Mount Sinai’s Adolescent Health Center and his team. Our guests would like to discuss with you the services that you can recive at their facility, including legal services for youth. They also would like to bring up the HIV topic as it is very relevant. Please, …

LEGAL CLINIC – II

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Dears! We would like to invite you to join the Second Legal Clinic, organized by friend of RUSA, Sebastian Maguire. Sebastian is the Legislative Director and Counsel for Council City Member Daniel Dromm. Sebastian also is an immigration attorney, working withLGBTIQ asylum cases. He would be able to answer your questions related to theasylum application, asylum procedure, as well as …

Legal Clinic: Welcoming Asylum Seekers

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RUSA is opening a monthly legal clinic in cooperation with Sebastian Maguire, Esq. RUSA would like to invite you to join the first Legal Clinic, organized by friend of RUSA, Sebastian Maguire. Sebastian is the Legislative Director and Counsel for Council City Member Daniel Dromm. Sebastian also is an immigration attorney, working with LGBTIQ asylum cases. He would be able …

Get Together: Discussing the Future

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Last Wednesday, November, 16th RUSA held a discussion on possible consequences for immigrants after the elections. We were talking about the health insurance, immigration process, and social actions that we can take as a community. Our guests, Nishan Bhaumik (attorney, Anti-Violence Project) and Sebastian Maguire (attorney, NY City Council), pointed out that despite the rhetoric of the President-elect and his …

The State of LGBTQ Immigrant New York

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Here is the invitation to the event related to LGBT asylum/immigrant issues organized by RUSA’s friend and colleague Sebastian Maguire: All are welcome to a community reception to discuss the challenges encountered by New York City’s immigrants, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ). The anti-immigrant and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric emanating from the national stage has put …

Meeting with African Services Committee

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RUSA LGBT will hold a meeting with Deidre Stradone, the attorney, from African Services Committee. Deidre does asylum cases, particularly for people who are HIV positive and minors! However, African Services Committee works with asylum cases for all. Deidre would be glad to help you out, to advice you or share a relevant information. Deidre will come with her team of …

NYC: HIV / HASA – New Rules, easier access

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NYC, к сведению: новые правила доступа к программе HASA, программа помощи для людей, живущих с HIV (частичная оплата жилья, транспорта, питания, доступ к шелтерам).  Раньше на эту программу могли претендовать люди, с так называемым “симптоматическим” HIV или AIDS, теперь достаточно HIV+ диагноза. Новые правила вступили в силу вчера, 29 августа 2016г. Если вы живете с HIV, имеете низкий доход, уже …