The teams have also lead discussions on automobile maintenance, vehicle insurance and best practices of personal behavior in the community. To date over 500 people have attended these Phase One introductory sessions. Phase Two sessions will be scheduled in the coming months, offering people individual assistance to review their documents and anticipate the actual steps in the application process.
This program is part of the work of the OCSJM Immigration team, and offers the double benefit of assisting the undocumented and developing the leadership skills and confidence of members of the local parish teams. Check the OCSJM Event Calendar on our website for the dates, times and locations of these on-going events across the Archdiocese.
Leadership Teams from St. Margaret Church (Waterbury), St. Patrick Church (Enfield), St. Joseph Church (Bristol), St. Louis (West Haven) and Blessed Sacrament (Hamden) have held introductory sessions this spring to assist individuals with the steps they must take before they can begin the application process. Steps include gathering documents to prove identity and residency, reviewing personal history for any legal violations, and learning safety and driving rules and regulations that will be part of the written and road tests that they will take at the DMV.