Does America love its immigrants? A Feb. 26 forum

Philippine Forum’s Café Migrante is organizing a discussion that will examine the complicated relationship between the U.S. government and its immigrants.

“Post-Valentine Reflection: Does America love its immigrants?” will be held February 26 at 2 p.m. at the Bayanihan Community Center at 40-21 69th Street, Woodside, Queens. The forum will provide an overview and recent developments concerning U.S. immigration policy. Immigration lawyer Cristina Godinez, who has helped immigrants with visa, green card and citizenship applications for nearly10 years, will be the resource speaker.

Cris Godinez

The Café Migrante monthly forum series will run from February to July. All sessions will be held on the last Sunday of the month, at 2 p.m. at the Bayanihan Community Center. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Among the topics lined up are tips on maintaining legal non-immigrant status, spouse and other family-sponsored green cards, work authorization for non-citizens, humanitarian benefits under U.S. immigration law, how to become U.S. citizens, and prospects for legalization of status.

For more information, contact Melanie Dulfo at 718-565-8862 or email her at


  1. M. Matthews wrote:

    I’m so glad that the editor of Fil-Am New York is helping to promote an organization that will help new immigrants with all of their immigration issues.

  2. ernesto wrote:

    Good day,
    I’m a Pilipino 56 yrs old, currently residing here in US, I need your help.
    I’m a green card holder for 8 years,but for the past 3 years was off and on because i cant stay in the US for a longer time. Now im going to my 5th year and I’m willing to be a US citizen. Can you please help me what to do?
    Thank you very much,

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