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Safety Harbor lawyer earns Point of Light award for work in Hispanic community
October 14, 2009

SAFETY HARBOR — Ramon Carrion was 4 or 5 when he moved from Santurce, Puerto Rico, to Patterson, N.J. He couldn't speak English. His parents were poor.

"They were looked upon as foreigners, as different," he said. "They had a tough time."

Carrion, who lives in Safety Harbor, has never forgotten that experience. He carried it with him to Rutgers University, where he earned political science and law degrees. And he's carried it with him on his current job as an immigration attorney.

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Governor Crist Names Ramon Carrion of SafetyHarbor as Point of Light for Hispanic Heritage Month
October 9, 2009

Tallahassee — Governor Charlie Crist On October 7, 2009 recognized Ramon Carrion of SafetyHarbor as this week's Point of Light in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

"Ramon has been a beacon of compassion and legal guidance for the Hispanic community in PinellasCounty," said Governor Crist. "The time he has devoted to reaching out and helping his Hispanic neighbors speaks to his humane and generous nature."

During the past ten years, Ramon has been an active volunteer at the HispanicOutreachCenter, a community resource dedicated to supporting, educating and providing access to services for Hispanic residents. As an attorney, he volunteers his time at the Hispanic clinic for residents, offering legal advice and counseling to those with questions including wage rights, immigration status, child custody, domestic violence, and real estate and housing. Ramon has been instrumental in teaching Hispanic residents how to effectively navigate the legal system. In addition to giving legal assistance, he also educates and counsels center staff about ethnic legal issues, as well as donates needed equipment to the facility.

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