On November 14, in association with DeSales Media Group and the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill into a law protecting some immigrants from detainers and possible deportation, even after cases have been resolved.
“What these bills do is they protect the rights of undocumented immigrants, of visa holders, and legal permanent residents alike, all of whom have suffered under the previous approach, and ultimately prevent families from being torn apart,” Mr. de Blasio said at a press conference outside Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Corona, Queens. The new law requires the NYPD to ignore requests from the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to detain persons in question and the law also forced the closing of the ICE office at Rikers Island where many immigrants were deported without having committed a serious crime.
On August 14th, DeSales Media Group, the communications arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn, held the 19th Annual Bishop DiMarzio Golf Classic at North Hills Country Club in Manhasset.
All proceeds from this year’s event benefited Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School. For over six years, the Brooklyn school has been educating young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service. The school is part of the Cristo Rey National Network, which utilizes the innovative Corporate Work Study Program to help finance their education and make it affordable to students who might not otherwise have access to a quality education.
The event, which raised $100,000 for Cristo Rey Brooklyn, also honored Reverend Monsignor Peter Kain of St. Ephrem as Pastor of the Year, and Robert Catell, board member for Cristo Rey.