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The 2015 Application for the CUNY Becas Scholarship Program is Now CLOSED.

We are currently processing applications. If you applied to 2015 CUNY Becas check your email regarding important notices and updates.

Scholarship recipients will be announced in mid April.

¡Amor! Más allá de

las fronteras

Annual Conference
Friday, May 15, 2015 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Hosted at  John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New Building, 6th Floor, Moot Court 

The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY is proud to announce its fourth annual conference: ¡Amor! Más allá de las fronteras. The conference will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice  ( 524 West 59th. Street New York, NY, 10019)

The 2015 conference is the fourth sponsored by the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute and the third in a planned trilogy on the topics “¡Salud, Dinero y Amor!” as expressed in the classic celebratory toast. 

The conference is free and open to the public; pre-registration is required.

Upcoming Events:


El instituto de Estudios Mexicanos Jaime Lucero, en colaboración con Families for Freedom, los invita a participar en el Curso de Defensa contra la Deportación. Un programa que le permitirá navegar el sistema de detención. El curso se ofrece los miércoles a las 7:00 PM.

Marzo 4
Educación politica
Marzo 11
Conozca sus derechos
Marzo 18
Marzo 25
Proceso de remoción
Abril 1
Defensa y alivio
Abril 8

Para más información contacta a:

From our friends at other institutions:

The Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life at Columbia University invites you to:

Emergent Forms of Religious Life in Contemporary Mexico

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Buell Hall, East Gallery
( 515 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027

Friday, April 3, 2015
Knox Hall, Room 509
( 606 West. 122nd Street, New York, NY 10027)

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Each Day

"Emergent Forms of Religious Life in Contemporary Mexico” aims to develop a preliminary exploration of the broad theme of emergent religious forms in Mexican public life.  We hope to address new narratives and social practices developed to cope with everyday life in a society that has undergone such rapid and deep transformation, the nature of engagement of contemporary religious organizations and trends in Mexican public life, and the proliferation of cult-like organizations that do not take on expressly religious forms, but may have kinship with them, such as Michoacán’s Knights Templar, Dianetics, or even the culture of pyramid scheme-like organizations such as Herbalife."

This conference is free and open to all. Click here to register

FREE Legal Screening Event

Sunday, April 12, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Temple Emanu-El 
1 East 65th Street New York, NY 10065 (between 5th Ave & Madison Ave)

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) will host a FREE legal screening event in collaboration with several NYC legal service providers, community-based organizations and other immigration rights organizations.

Attendees will receive clear information about the status of executive action and be individually screened to learn if they may qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) or another type of immigration relief. City agencies will also be available to provide information on how to obtain documents in preparation for their application once the programs become available.

To register call (212) 419-3700

La oficina de Asuntos Migratorios del Alcalde llevará a cabo un evento en el que se ofrecerá asesoramiento legal gratuito en colaboración con diversos proveedores de servicios legales en NYC, organizaciones comunitarias sin fines de lucro y  otras organizaciones de derechos de inmigración.

Los participantes recibirán información clara sobre el estado de la acción ejecutiva y evaluaciones individuales para que puedan enterarse si podrían calificar para la Acción diferida para los llegados en la infancia (DACA), la Acción diferida para los padres de ciudadanos y residentes permanentes legales (DAPA) o para otro tipo de amparo migratorio. Las agencias de la ciudad también estarán disponibles para proveer información sobre cómo obtener documentos para sus solicitudes una vez que el programa esté disponible.

Para registrarse, llame al: (212) 419-3700

Citizenship Now!

Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1, 
between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM

The New York Daily News and City University of New York (CUNY) will be hosting its 13th Annual Citizenship NOW! hotline. The hotline provides free and confidential citizenship and immigration information to thousands of callers. This year’s weeklong hotline will operate from Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1, between 9am and 7pm. Calls will be answered in English and Spanish, as well as numerous other 

Register here to become a volunteer.

For sponsorship opportunities please write to

Interested in taking courses on Mexican Studies? Take a look at the classes being offered around CUNY

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