Posted by: Ann Corcoran | August 15, 2012

CASA de Maryland to host national “Diversifying the American Dream” conference in September

Here it is!  Sign up now for a weekend of pre-election strategy and planning in Baltimore.  CASA de Maryland expects 800-1000 participants.

Join us for NIIC 2012, an exciting event that brings together policymakers, practitioners, refugee resettlement professionals, faith leaders, elected officials, government employees, funders, organizers, researchers, business representatives, students, and others stakeholders from across the country to think and learn together.

The National Partnership for New Americans programed The National Immigrant Integration Conference 2012 to engage bipartisan experts and organizations in the immigrant and refugee policy, advocacy, government, research and social service arena to discuss innovative and effective ways to expand and improve integration for immigrants and refugees on a local and national level.

This year’s conference will be held at the Baltimore Hilton in Baltimore, Maryland from September 22-25, 2012. We expect that the 2012 conference will draw between 800-1000 participants, and will deepen the understanding and strategic thinking about what constitutes immigrant integration and how we move forward integration nationally and across many different states and cities nationwide.

The conference is the signature event of the National Partnership for New Americans (the Partnership), a partnership of twelve immigrant rights  coalitions  from  across  the  country.  The National Immigrant Integration Conference is the signature event of the National Partnership for New Americans and is being hosted by CASA de Maryland in 2012. Now in its fifth year, the conference has grown in size, scope, and vision every year since 2008.

Here are the “partners.”

I’ve written at great length here and at my other blog about two of the groups (besides CASA)—Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) and Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC).  Both ostensibly help refugees but are really hard Left political organizations.  As a matter of fact, Joshua Hoyt of ICIRR joins Gustavo Torres (CASA) on Wade Rathke’s (ACORN) Organizers’ Forum board of directors here.

I told you here that they were off to Egypt last fall to help the “revolution.”  What does Egypt have to do with helping refugees in Illinois?   In 2010, Hoyt organized a sit-in in Michael Steele’s RNC office and extracted concessions from Steele on illegal immigration.

For further reading, here is CASA’s Maryland/Virginia/DC New Americans Initiative plan which lists the following partners:

The New Americans Initiative would like to acknowledge the community partners and organizations in the metropolitan DC region that are promoting citizenship and supporting immigrants through the naturalization process.

Adventist Community Services Center,
African Immigrants & Refugees Foundation,
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center,
AYUDA, Inc.,
Baltimore City Community College/ESL Citizenship Program,
Boat People SOS,
Caribbean Help Center,
CASA de Maryland,
Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services,
Catholic Community Services/Catholic Charities,
Center for Multi-Cultural Human Services,
Charles County Adult Education Programs,
Chinese Culture and Community Service Center,
Comite Hispano/Hispanic Committee of Northern VA,
Coordination Council of Chinese-American Associations,
Elkridge Branch Library,
Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity,
Hogar Hispano,
HispanicApostolate/Immigration Legal Services,
Howard Community College ESL/ABE/GED/EDP,
ICC of Greater Washington/Gateway Services of New Americans,
Korean Association of the State of Maryland Metropolitan Area,
Korean American Senior Citizen Association of Maryland,
Korean Resource Center of Maryland,
Korean Society of Maryland,
League of Korean Americans, Lifelong Learning Center,
Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association,
Montgomery Community College,
Muslim Community Center,
Refugee Center of Montgomery College,
Spanish Catholic Centers,
Spanish Education Development Center,
and Tenants & Workers United



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