Category: News
Published on 03 November 2016

MIRA USA Held a Workshop to Help Lose the Fear of the Citizenship Test

Miami, FL- A group of Miraistas met in the afternoon on Saturday 22, October 2016 at the Community Center of Pinecrest with the goal of helping people who want to become United States Citizens to lose their fear of the citizenship exam. 

The workshop featured a presentation by a USCIS officer, Bertha Cassidy. She is in charge of community relations of USCIS and of an expert lawyer on immigration issues, Rasha Qumsiyeh, who explained in detail the requirements of the naturalization process, dispelled myths, fears and gave tips on how to avoid problems and mistakes during the application process including even on the time of the interview. They also gave the advice to ensure the welfare, success, security and ease in every step for the people who apply for this benefit. Attendees were also able to dismiss doubts during a questions and answers segment of the workshop. 

In the workshop participants also had the opportunity to practice answering inquiries of the naturalization form N-400 and the 100 civics questions as well, in addition to also learning how to ask questions during the interview process to lose the fear of taking the exam.

USCIS officer Bertha Cassidy conducted mock interviews with the attendees, who left without anxiety and enough preparation to take the citizenship test. 

This workshop is an event which MIRA USA continues to benefit the immigrant community to give them an opportunity for a better quality of life.

Category: News
Published on 25 July 2016

MIRA USA at the Festival of lotus flowers and water lilies

Washington, DC - MIRA USA received an invitation from Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens to participate in the "Festival of lotus flowers and water lilies" in gratitude and demonstration of the results of MIRA USA planting on Earth Day. Our volunteers enjoyed the Festival with various activities that furthered the integration and strengthening of Miraistas with the community.

More than 25 volunteers participated in the festival with activities such as Origami crafts, showing of typical dances, fashion show, and other activities.

Click here to see pictures of the event.


Category: News
Published on 12 October 2016

MIRA USA at the Annual Fair Health Services in Walton Campus in the Bronx

MIRA USA is always a commitment to helping women. This year we became a part of the Annual Fair Health Services in Walton Campus in the Bronx, Held on Saturday, October 8, 2016

The fair was organized by "The International School of Liberal Arts" sponsored by "The Bronx Community Health Network," "The United Federation of Teachers" and the "Department of Education" to create a platform for educational health and preventive support for women.

During the health workshop, there were check up on diseases on women such as checking blood pressure and diabetes, student activities, raffles and prizes and other activities.

MIRA USA ensuring women's health.

Category: News
Published on 16 May 2016

National Bureau of Migration

United States - April 29, 2016, the Chancellery of the Government of Colombia, through embassies and others ascribed to the Colombian program of the embassy “Colombia NOS UNE”. The program conducted an open call to all organizations of Colombians living abroad who are found legally constituted and invited them to the development of the National Bureau of Migration, an area of open participation where they want to give a greater participation to Colombians who do not reside within the country. The main purpose of the Bureau is the modification of the law 1465 of 2011, which seeks that the Government protects them, defend, and help all those fellow citizens who are living abroad.

MIRA USA as a non-governmental organization formed by and for immigrants of all nationalities, on this occasion, as well as previous occasions MIRA USA has worked with the Ecuadorian government. this event was intended to accept the invitation of the Colombian Foreign Ministry and participate with Colombians at the first meeting for the formation of the National Bureau of Migration in Bogota, and several consulates of the country throughout the United States, several of our delegates were present among them Carlos Andrés López who was physically in the city of Bogotá, place chosen for the meeting.

 Among the conclusions that were reached this year, was an agreement to extend the participation of the greatest number of organizations and associations representing the Colombian community abroad. Also, widely expose the needs and challenges facing the Colombia nationals when they decide to live abroad, regardless of the motivation that led them to decide on a different country of origin.


Category: News
Published on 30 August 2016

MIRA USA offers a free workshop to lose the fear of taking the United States citizenship exam.

Margate, Florida - On Saturday 27 of August, a group of more than 30 people attended the workshop organized by MIRA USA titled "Prepare and lose the fear to present an examination of citizenship" that took place in the library Margate Catherine Young. A group of about 15 volunteers Miraistas specialized in the subject made the event possible.

Click here to see pictures of the event.

During the workshop, the participants become acquainted with what is expected, starting from the day in which they deliberately request for citizenship until the day they attend the naturalization ceremony.

The assistant attorney Mercy Perez and immigration attorney Raquel White gave a detailed lecture on the issues of eligibility, requirements, costs and exceptions of the naturalization process. Also in this segment, examples of cases where you would need legal assistance during the process were discussed. At the end of the presentation, participants received answers to their inquiries from the two experts.

Likewise, the bilingual volunteers organized the participants into small groups providing an opportunity for each attendee to practice responding and asking questions in English on the N-400 form. They also were able to study the civics questions to become prepared and thus lose the fear reassuring them for the important interview, and oral exam.

During the different points of the event, participants received practical advice to taking steps successfully towards the naturalization process and lose their fear during the interview. At the end of the seminar, there was a mock interview, which each of the assistants conducted with immigration officials actors and the event ended with the oath of allegiance to the United States and its national anthem.

Participants in the workshop showed their appreciation with MIRA USA for the event which allowed them to feel more confident and prepared to know what is needed to take this significant action in their lives. 

Category: News
Published on 16 May 2016

MIRA USA Volunteers Attend a Workshop On The Dimensions And Objectives Of Human Security

New York and South Florida - On April 22 and 23 a group of about 50 Miraistas met at different locations to attend the workshop entitled "Dimensions and objectives of human security" which was given by the President of the Association Miraismo International (AMI), Enrique Montes. The workshop served as an information outline to the MIRA USA volunteers on the work that the association has advanced and opportunities, which they can contribute as volunteers.

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Mr. Enrique Montes summarized the achievements that the International Miraismo Association has had in the past, such as being a recommended with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) NGO consultative status special - United Nations. This consultative status allows access and voice in the councils, forums and high-level meetings held in the United Nations. In this context, he stressed the need to develop an action plan for the achievement of the goals consultative continue renewing. He also said that the achievements that have been carried out in partnerships complements the international Miraismo like as in Spain it currently exists, UK, Ecuador, USA, Venezuela, Argentina, and working groups in other countries have used this to obtain consultative status at the UN.

See photos of the event in New York here.

See photos of the event in South Florida here.

The AMI also formed a new entity called "The Freedom of Religion International Center" or FRICE, which will function as an observatory and information center, development of recommendations and publications on freedom of religion and belief. FRICE also be present at the conference, specialized international conferences on this issue as well as the accompanying AMI has done this in the past.

He also developed the themes of the working groups of the AMI and all the associations belonging to the AMI volunteer management system in the dimensions of human security action plan of the International Association Miraismo during the period 2015-2018; which they are human rights (including minority religious, ethnic, racial, or political, etc.), sustainable human development, peace building and coexistence with respect in priority interest groups; which they are migrants, women, and youth. In the workshop, there was also space for various concerns of the participants, who expressed special interest in the topics discussed and their desire to collaborate in different areas of work in the future. For more information about the International Association of Miraismo, visit the website: www.miraismo.org.