Hi everyone
A quick update on our last appeal on behalf of a young Irish woman, on an IWT J-1 visa, whose lawful authorized status was about to expire. We were able to help this young woman change her visa status, which has enabled her to remain on in the U.S. legally. This will give her some time to regroup, and has taken a tremendous amount of pressure off of her, which some young grads have experienced on this type of visa program. Any goal, even those pertaining to the design of a visa program, must be realistic and achievable, so we must keep striving to improve the current portfolio of Irish-U.S. work visas.
After making a number of urgent appeals to the community over the past year on behalf of J-1 visa holders, Failte 32 is delighted to see that it is getting its message out there to other Irish American organizations. The Emerald Isle Immigration Center (www.eiic.org) recently sent out an urgent appeal to the community on behalf of J-1 visa holders through its newsletter. The Emerald Isle Immigration Center does great work for the community, and needs as much support as possible from the community.
If more of our affiliated organizations can follow suit and send out appeals like these to their mailing lists, we should be able to very effectively solve many of the job (and accommodation) issues our new arrivals face. Although our mailing lists overlap to some degree, collectively we’ll be able to reach out to everyone in the Irish American community.
We always ask the community to try to help our newest arrivals from Ireland in their search for employment. Everything helps including job advice, a job referral etc. After some difficulty trying to find accommodations, some Summer J-1’ers now face the difficult task of having to find a job for a couple of months. As always, we thank you for your kind support.
To: Webmaster
Christine Darby
[email protected]
I’m out in New York for the summer.
I have all ready got accomodation in the Woodlawn area and am
currently looking for a job. Anything really waitressing shop work.
yes I managed to get a place, I need to find employment as soon as possible though, my money is soon running out, and my rent is very dear,
Kind regards
Iv found a place to stay in Woodlawn, Bronx which is close to the metro north that goes to grand central so I’ve just been taking that into manhattan for the last few days and calling into bars,shops, etc no luck as of yet but I’m hopeful. Thanks very much for all previous information and if you hear of anything else let me know sure. Also if ye need a few lads to help around with Failte 32 events give me a ring on 347 296 5979.
Jonathan O’Toole
Some events worth considering attending if you’re still looking for employment.
A fun night for a great cause!
Fr. Ned Murphy Memorial Ceili

Saturday, June 30, 2012
8pm to 12am

Sets – Ceili – Old Time Waltzing

Irish American Society Center
297 Willis Avenue
Mineola, N.Y. 11501

Donation $20.00
Dessert, Coffee, Tea

Fr. Ned (6/14/37 – 4/4/12)
co-founded the charitable organization
Part of the Solution (P.O.T.S.)
in the Bronx in 1982

Please make checks payable to P.O.T.S.
All proceeds will be donated in Fr. Ted’s memory.

Noreen Kearney                  Betty McLoughlin
Philomena Nicaj                 Mary Clarke
Ann O’Sullivan                    Matt Dolan
Kathleen Fitzpatrick           Pat Whelan
Margaret Griffin                  Denis Keane



June 13, 2012
Irish Business Organization Upcoming Events


Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012  ·  08.00 AM
Location: Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel, 687 Lexington Ave. (56th-57th St)

This month will see us joined by Javan Joel, chief architect and founder of Lifegunk.com. LifeGunk is the world’s first and only Life Management Network, designed to help you achieve real life goals while engaging in real world activities. While others are updating their status you can be updating your life.


$25 IBO current members who RSVP before 3pm on Monday, June 18, 2012. $30 for all others. (includes gratuity). You do not need to be a member to attend.



Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2012  ·  6.30 PM
Location: Harbour Lights, Pier 17, South Street Seaport, NYC

Join us at the Annual IBO Summer Party 2012! Following our recent successful Golf Classic, the IBO will be making presentations to the three Irish Centers. This is always a very well attended event, and places are filling up fast, so make sure you send in your RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there!
IBO Supported Events



Thursday, June 28th 2012  ·  11.30AM
Grand Hyatt Hotel (Near Grand Cental Stn, NYC)


Each year Concern celebrates the achievements of women in business, media and the public sector for their extraordinary efforts to focus public attention on global humanitarian issues around poverty and injustice. Concern is delighted to present this year’s honor to Dr. Anita M. Sands, Head of Change Leadership, UBS Wealth Management. Full details on our site HERE.


Sunday, July 22nd 2012  ·  1.10PM  ·  Mets Stadium, CitiField, Queens NY


We’re going to the BallGame! Join us at the Mets Irish Heritage Day for a fun day out in the sun with some baseball thrown in for good measure. We will have discounted tickets for $25, seating is tbd based on numbers. Contact us HERE if you’d like to join us. 

There will be pre-game entertainment by various Irish bands and musicians, including the Fighting Jamisons! The Mets are also looking for bagpipers for the day, so if you play, or know someone, please EMAIL Christina Andrews at the Mets HQ.


IBO Organizational News


We are already excited about our Fall program, and we encourage our members to get involved by joining the Executive Board or various sub-committees. If you would like to be considered for the committees, please contact us and we will get back to you.

Being involved with a committtee is a great way to get to know your fellow members better, whilst lending your expertise and help grow your IBO.


>  Member Benefits Committee
>  Social Committee
>  Membership Committee
>  Communications Committee
>  Financial Committee
>  Member Mentoring Committee




The IBO 2012 Executive Committee

Network  ·  Communicate  ·  Reciprocate


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See listing of other news and events at https://www.failte32.org/latest-news/
FYI…….Obama announces change in immigration policy on deportation of illegal immigrants:
Be 15-30 years old, and have entered before age 16
Have been present in the U.S. for 5 years as of June 15, 2012
Have maintained continuous residence
Have not been convicted of one serious crime or multiple minor crimes
Be currently enrolled in high school, graduated or have a GED, or have enlisted in the military
The deferred action offer will be available to those in proceedings as well as to those who apply affirmatively.
Caro Kinsella
Attorney & Counselor at Law
Skype:  c.kinsellalaw
Website: www.ckinsellalaw.com
Have a great Summer, and be safe!
Kind regards
Failte 32 Committee

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