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Covid-19 vaccination update, Jan. 13, 2021

Key points: (1) Vaccines should be given without charge even if you don’t have insurance. (2) Immigration status does NOT affect the right to a vaccine. (3) Personal information will not be shared with ICE or other agencies.

The post has links to lists of who can get the vaccine now, how to find out when you are eligible, Ulster County’s plans, and more.

Ulster Eviction Update: Father Frank Alagna spoke with Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa. He reports that the sheriff will not support eviction or the threat of eviction. This moratorium covers all tenants until at least May. (Jan. 5, 2021)

DACA’s Back despite many attempts to destroy it. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are once again accepting applications. This post includes eligibility criteria and resources. (December 2020)

ICE’s New Expedited Removal Policy (October 2020) learn about a webinar (Spanish and English) that helps explain a new  policy permitting ICE to deport some people without allowing them to first see an immigration judge.