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GUILLERMOA  LINARES Ph.D

                               

    

                                Commissioner  

              The Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

                             www.nyc.gov/immigrants

                              GLINARES@CITYHALL.NYC.GOV

                                     (212) 788-7654

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About Commissioner Linares

Dr. Guillermo Linares, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs Dr. Guillermo Linares
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Dr. Guillermo Linares brings a long record of distinguished public service along with a firsthand understanding of the immigrant experience to his current role as Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs.

His advocacy on behalf of workers, immigrants, and families started 30 years ago in Washington Heights, where he worked as a school teacher. Understanding the need for political participation, he ran for membership of the local school board there. In the 1980s, Dr. Linares and others were responsible for the building of desperately-needed public schools for the growing immigrant community in Washington Heights. He was also a part of a movement to establish key institutions that continue to serve Dominican and Latino populations.

In 1991, Dr. Linares made history by becoming the first Dominican elected to public office in the United States when he won a NYC Council race. As a member of the Council, he advocated for quality education, vital health services, and affordable housing. Dr. Linares also served in a national capacity as a member of the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. President William Clinton appointed him in 1999 as chair of this Initiative.

Dr. Linares immigrated to the United States in 1966. He supported his family and financed his college education by working as both a livery and taxi cab driver. He earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science degree from City College and a professional diploma in administration and supervision from Fordham University. He recently achieved his doctorate in education from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Dr. Linares is married to a public school principal and has two children.

 
 
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Directory of Services for Immigrants
 

This enhanced directory features a listing of more than 250 community-based organizations that offer free or low-cost services to immigrants.  The directory also includes a guide to the languages spoken at the listed organizations plus information in Spanish, Chinese and Russian about key City laws and policies.
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Immigrant Heritage Week
Declared an official, annual celebration by Mayor Bloomberg, Immigrant Heritage Week is a unique celebration of the vibrant immigrant cultures, history, and communities found in every corner of the City.

Please note that this city-wide celebration has been renamed as 'Immigrant Heritage Week' to fully reflect the past, present, and future experiences of immigrants in New York City.

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Diversity Visa Lottery 2009
Mayorís Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Guillermo Linares and officials from the New York, Queens and Brooklyn Public Libraries are encouraging immigrants to apply for the 2009 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery. The registration period begins noon (EDT) on Oct. 3, 2007, and ends at noon (EST) on Dec. 2, 2007.
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ACCESS NYC - Benefit Information. One Place.
 

Visit www.nyc.gov/accessnyc  to screen your family for up to 35 City, State, and Federal health and human service benefit programs. In addition to screening, you can learn about the programs, how to apply, where to go, and even print filled in applications.

 

New Report on the Health of Immigrants in NYC
 

Foreign-born New Yorkers are generally in better health than U.S.-born New Yorkers, but they may face challenges accessing health services, and some aspects of their health may decline after arriving in New York City. Read a Department of Health and Mental Hygiene report entitled "The Health of Immigrants in New York City" (in PDF), the first comprehensive analysis of the health of foreign-born New Yorkers.

 

Temporary Commission on Day Laborer Job Centers
 

The New York City Temporary Commission on Day Laborer Job Centers is examining the feasibility of fostering public/private partnerships to develop and implement job centers for day laborers in New York City. After a process of study and review, the Commission will produce a report on its findings and recommendations on whether such initiatives are feasible.  Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Guillermo Linares serves as chair of this commission.

 

"Open Letter" to Immigrant New Yorkers Promises Privacy and Respect
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) President Alan D. Aviles and Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Guillermo Linares announced the launch of a public awareness campaign designed to address concerns of immigrant New Yorkers who may be avoiding health services out of fear of having their immigration status reported to federal authorities.
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Protecting Immigrants
City law affords consumers many protections, among them requiring that a business provide a written contract in English and the consumerís native language. It also prohibits a business from demanding money for work not performed. Whether you are an immigrant or a fee-based service provider, here's what you need to know.
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Phone Card Complaint Form
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) wants to hear from you. Whether you haven't received the amount of minutes you paid for, or your card doesn't work at all, download a complaint form here and let the DCA know. (Complaint forms are available in English and Spanish).
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Affordable Housing Resource Center
MOIA, in collaboration with other City agencies, would like to announce the creation of the Affordable Housing Resource Center. This convenient Web site provides an easy way for New Yorkers to get information about all of the housing opportunities the City can offer.
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Alan D. Aviles, HHC President

Guillermo Linares, Immigrant Affairs Commissioner

Alan D. Aviles,
HHC President
Guillermo Linares,
Commissioner of
Immigrant Affairs

Do not be afraid to go to the doctor, the clinic, the hospital or the emergency room. The government has not passed any new law about immigrants. Undocumented immigrants can get medical care in New York with no fear.

The Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) runs the public hospitals in New York City. We respect you and want to help you. People who work in a public hospital will not tell the Immigration Service or other law enforcement agencies your immigration status. We will not tell anyone. Our public hospitals and health centers have a long and proud history of caring for everyone. That includes people who are not legal immigrants and people who do not have money to pay for care. Our commitment is strong. It has not changed.

This is our promise to all undocumented immigrants:

HHC WILL HONOR YOUR RIGHT TO PRIVACY. WE WILL KEEP CONFIDENTIAL ALL INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR IMMIGRATION STATUS.

You have a right to quality health care. Do not let fear stop you from getting the health services you or your children need. Our public hospitals, health centers and clinics are located in neighborhoods all over New York City. Our doctors, nurses and other health care workers care about you. They speak many languages. Many of them are immigrants or children of immigrants. They all want to serve you with respect. They will all protect your privacy.

Most children and pregnant women can get health insurance. You can get it even if you are not a legal immigrant. HHC staff can help you get the insurance you need. If you do not have insurance and cannot pay a lot of money for health care, HHC will help you anyway. What you pay will be based on how much money you have and how many people are in your family. Workers at the public hospital or clinic have to ask you for some information to find out how much you should pay. They will ask you to prove how much money you earn. You will need papers to show your home address and some proof of identity and your date of birth. We will keep all of this information a secret. It will be absolutely confidential.

Our policy is clear. No HHC employee can give your patient information to ANYONE else. All of our employees know that if they break this promise they can lose their job. We understand that this is the only way that we can keep your trust. We know that we need your trust to give you and your family quality health services.

You can call 311 for a public hospital near you or visit www.nyc.gov/hhc for a list of all the HHC hospitals and health centers or to send a message to HHC President Alan Aviles or the Mayor's Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, Guillermo Linares.

Click on the links below to download printer-ready copies of the Open Letter, available for immediate distribution in the following languages:

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Helping New New York

Published: 1/13/2005

Education and advocacy go hand in hand for Guillermo Linares.

As a student in the 1970s, he started advocating for immigrants. When he became a teacher in Washington Heights, he helped immigrant families adjust to life in upper Manhattan. Now, while working on his dissertation on public schools at TC, Linares helps New York City's immigrants through the Mayor's Office.

In July 2004, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the appointment of Linares as Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs. On behalf of the mayor, Linares helps immigrants to access the services available to them in New York City.

"Specifically I would like to help facilitate the good will between people in immigrant communities and government agencies to help promote active participation of new New Yorkers," said Linares, who came to the Bronx from the Dominican Republic in 1966. "Some of the key areas that I am focusing on include education and healthcare. There are many children of immigrant families in the public schools. Many of those immigrant families are underinsured and need help getting access to health services."

Linares, 53, has built his career on advocating for people in New York City and beyond. In 1991, Linares became the first Dominican-American to hold public office in the United States when he was elected to the New York City Council. He was re-elected to his first full term in November of 1993 and to a second term in 1997. In November of 1998, the Black and Hispanic Caucus of the New York City Council elected Linares as its Co-President. From 1993 to 1999, Linares served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). In 1999, he was appointed Chair of the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. Most recently, he served as Deputy Public Advocate for New York City and Co-convener of Encuentro 2000 and Beyond, a national Latino leadership group.

Linares continues to blend activism and education to help immigrants to adapt to life in New York City.

 
 
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