the most diverse
in the world,
Queens welcmes you
A Message from
Queens is the most multi-ethnic county in the United
States, and immigrants are a significant part of this diversity.
According to U.S. Census figures, more than 45% of our Borough’s
population is foreign-born. Our
immigrant neighbors make major contributions to the social,
economic, cultural and civic life of the
Borough and beyond.
For citizenship questions, at Queens Borough Hall we address
the needs of recent immigrants in a number of ways. Constituents
with questions about their citizenship applications can
contact us for referrals to their Congress members
or to neighborhood-based immigrant service agencies.
Click here for the Press Release Immigrant Services Directory.
Click here for the first Queens Immigrant Services Directory
The Translation Program,
a long-standing partnership between my office and the Asian/American
Center at Queens College, is an excellent, free service for
non-profit organizations, government agencies and
civic groups. Documents can be translated from English to
Spanish, Chinese, Korean, or Hindi. Click
here to download the translation request form (PDF). PLEASE NOTE: Translations take 4-6 weeks from date of submission.
The Immigration Task Force brings together immigrant service
providers and advocates on a regular basis
for updates on federal immigration policy, for networking
opportunities, and for resources that can help
to further improve service delivery. In 2007, the task force
members will share their wide-ranging
expertise in neighborhood forums. We will also feature the
task force members in an Immigrant Services
Directory, with relevant data from around the Borough.
Diversity Calendar (PDF) lists many events and observances
that are important to the residents of our multi-ethnic Borough.
Please stay tuned for this year's
Immigration Fraud is a problem that impacts our nation. Here is more information to help you learn how to deal with this issue.
I am proud to co-sponsor an increasing number of special
celebrations and observances with our
immigrant communities. Under my administration, Queens Borough
Hall has for the first time hosted
Phagwah, Baisakhi, and Philippine Independence Day events,
just to name a few.
For more information about Immigrant Affairs, please feel
free to contact us at (718) 286-2741.
Helen M. Marshall
President of the Borough of Queens