Xiulin Ma, writing a check in November, after the Oct. 6 due date, to pay a fine to the New York State Department of Labor. (Photo: by Allen Zhong via Epoch Times)

For One Nail Salon Owner, a Tougher Winter

Business, East Asian, Featured Posts, Immigration, Queens February 11, 2016 at 5:32 pm

Already beset by competitive pressures, one nail salon owner recounts how New York state regulations have affected her business.

Julio Cesar Acosta, father of 3, faces deportation under ICE's new priorities (Courtesy photo via El Diario)

Drunk Driver Targeted by ICE For Deportation

Immigration, Long Island February 11, 2016 at 5:09 pm

A Salvadorian father of 3 with a 10 year-old DUI offense has become the face of the new wave of deportations in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Lower Naturalization Costs in NYC, Stringer Urges

Lower Naturalization Costs in NYC, Stringer Urges

Government, Immigration, New York February 10, 2016 at 5:19 pm

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer released a report urging that moves be taken at both the federal and local level to reduce the high cost of obtaining citizenship.

New York City, in Translation

New York City, in Translation

Fueled by the economy, immigration and strong local laws and initiatives, the translation and interpretation sector thrives, Voices of NY reports in a series beginning today.

(Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

The Numbers: Estimating What NYC Spends on Language Services

An explanation of how Voices of NY collected data on NYC contracts with translation and interpretation service providers.

Coalition Launches Underground Strategy to Protect Immigrants from ICE

Coalition Launches Underground Strategy to Protect Immigrants from ICE

Immigration, New York February 5, 2016 at 4:56 pm

As ICE-FREE NYC activists teach immigrants to be prepared against “la migra,” Catholic Charities launches a hotline offering them legal assistance, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A New Guide to Help Fight Immigration Fraud

A New Guide to Help Fight Immigration Fraud

Immigration, New York February 3, 2016 at 5:20 pm

The NYIC and the Protecting Immigrant New Yorkers (PINY) Task Force have issued a comprehensive guide to assist the state’s government offices and law enforcement agencies in their prosecution of immigration services fraud.

(Photo courtesy of César Vargas via Diario de México)

Mexican ‘Dreamer’ Lawyer Allowed to Practice

Immigration, Mexican, New York February 3, 2016 at 5:02 pm

César Vargas, New York’s first undocumented lawyer, officially became a licensed attorney today after years of legal hurdles, Diario de México reports.

Council members Ydanis Rodriguez, Carlos Menchaca and Antonio Reynoso at the   Jan. 27 hearing on ethnic media (Photo by Gustavo Martínez Contreras for Voices of NY)

El Diario’s Woes Shine Light on Ethnic Media

Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, Media, New York, Voices' Picks January 28, 2016 at 1:35 pm

El Diario’s woes prompted a hearing on ethnic media at the Committee on Immigration of the New York City Council, and the city said it would do more to reach out to the media sector and place advertising in ethnic media outlets.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Cuban Refugees Arrive in New Jersey from Central America

Central American, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area January 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm

A group of Cuban refugees who arrived in West New York from Central America tell of brutal treatment at the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border, Reporte Hispano reports.

The grandmother shares her story with John Chan (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

The Sad Tale of a Chinese Immigrant Family’s Reunion

East Asian, Immigration, Youth January 25, 2016 at 11:52 am

A grandmother who raised her twin granddaughters in China and brought them back to the U.S. to be with their mother now plans on taking them back to China. Read the sad tale in World Journal.

Bay Ridge (Photo by Marco Poggio for Voices of NY)

In Bay Ridge, a Syrian Family Awaits Asylum

A Syrian family, living in Bay Ridge and caught between disease and war, awaits a decision on their application for asylum in the U.S.

Bishnu Maya Pariyar (screen shot from the documentary "Untouchable" a Join the Lights Production, at

Nepalese Activist Raises Her Voice Against Discrimination

Immigration, New York, South Asian January 20, 2016 at 6:35 pm

Bishnu Maya Pariyar fights for the rights of her fellow Dalits, the “untouchable” caste in Nepal, through her nonprofit, the Association for Dalit Women’s Advancement of Nepal. Khasokhas traces her path from growing up in poverty to empowering women in Nepal and the United States.

The new law will benefit more than 30,000 employees, most of them Latino. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Immigrants Cheer Law Protecting Grocery Workers

Business, Immigration, New York January 20, 2016 at 3:54 pm

The Grocery Worker Retention Act would protect some 30,000 workers, most of them immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Leila fears being arrested by immigration agents. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Raids Worsen ‘Ulysses Syndrome’ in Immigrants

Health, Immigration January 19, 2016 at 5:01 pm

Experts say that fear of deportation exacerbates chronic stress in Latino immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.