(Photo by Guadalupe Ramos via Diario de México)

DACA, DAPA and Mexican Immigrants

Government, Immigration, Mexican November 20, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Although tens of thousands of Mexicans are eligible for deferred action in spite of legal challenges, most are failing to apply, Diario de México reports.

Aftermath of the 1920 Wall St. bombing, blamed first on Russian bolsheviks and later on Italian anarchists. (Photo via City Limits)

Some Perspective on Admitting Syrian Refugees

History, Immigration, Middle Eastern, New York, Opinion November 17, 2015 at 4:47 pm

In the wake of the Paris attacks, some counterarguments to the worries over admitting refugees, in City Limits – and from Mayor Bill de Blasio.

New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Queens) (Photo by Jinwoo Cho via The  Korea Times)

Ron Kim Disputes Charges

East Asian, Immigration, Media, Queens November 10, 2015 at 9:23 pm

In an interview with The Korea Times, New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim fought back against a New York Times article which said that support from the Korean nail salon industry has induced him to gradually withdraw his support for state legislation regulating the nail salon business.

Mayor Bill de Blasio holding his IDNYC. The new identity card should help undocumented to receive "Direct Access" health care. (Photo by William Alatriste via Gotham Gazette)

Piloting ‘Direct Access’ to Health Care in NYC

Health, Immigration, New York November 9, 2015 at 4:58 pm

A $6 million pilot program to offer health care to New Yorkers who are undocumented immigrants draws mixed reaction, reports Gotham Gazette.

Worshippers pray in front of Masjid Ebun Abass in Mott Haven. (Photo by Christine Brink via Mott Haven Herald)

West Africans in the Bronx Seek a Larger Masjid Site

African, Bronx, Immigration, Muslim November 9, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Masjid Ebun Abass in the South Bronx is suffering from overcrowding thanks to growth in the West African Muslim population, and congregants are looking for a larger site for a new masjid, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Jean Lau Chin, founder of the New York Chinatown Oral History Project, speaking at the Museum of Chinese in America (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing for Voices of NY)

Second Generation Chinese Share Stories of ‘Jook Sing’

East Asian, Immigration, New York November 6, 2015 at 11:51 am

Members of “jook sing,” the second generation Cantonese who were born or grew up in New York’s Chinatown, took a trip down memory lane as they listened to stories and shared their own with the founder of the Chinatown Oral History Project, Sing Tao Daily reports.

A New Group of Immigrants ‘In Jackson Heights’

A New Group of Immigrants ‘In Jackson Heights’

Immigration, Queens, South Asian November 4, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Director Frederick Wiseman tells Desi Talk he wanted to present a “new group of immigrants” in his documentary “In Jackson Heights” – among them, South Asians, who he observed strive to preserve their cultures and religions.

Nikolai Levisov, who is in an immigration limbo, speaks to reporters about his stateless situation during an interview on Oct. 16. (Photo by Photo by Adrian Fussell  via The Riverdale Press)

Stateless in Riverdale

Bronx, Eastern European, Immigration October 29, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Nikolai Levashov came on a student visa to the U.S. from Estonia. A decade later, he has found himself stateless, reports The Riverdale Press.

Joe Salvo of the NYC Dept. of City Planning (Photo via Queens Tribune)

A Queens Profile of Foreign–Born Seniors

Immigration, Queens October 27, 2015 at 4:46 pm

More than half of Queens’ residents 65 and older are foreign-born, Queens Tribune reports.

Erik Posso, a 39-year-old Colombian, became a U.S. citizen on Monday. “This gives you the right to vote, allows for more flexibility when traveling,” he said. “It was an easy process; I did it myself. It took 8 or 9 months.”  (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Human Rights for New Citizens in NYC Detailed

Immigration, New York October 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm

During a massive naturalization ceremony in Brooklyn, the city handed out a new brochure on immigrants’ rights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Clarence Threlkeld, testified how ICE detained him at the Kings County Criminal Court. (Photo via El Diario)

ICE Stalks Immigrants in NYC Courts

Government, Immigration, New York October 22, 2015 at 2:39 pm

The City Council is studying ways to prevent immigrants who have been detained for minor offenses from being deported, El Diario reports.

Immigrants ask the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to approve DAPA and DACA. Supporters gathered in New York City’s Battery Park to express their views (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hunger Strike and Protests for DAPA and DACA

Immigration October 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm

Pro-immigration activists gathered in Battery Park to demand the authorization of DAPA and Extended DACA by a New Orleans court, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Genaro and his wife, Angela Santiago, have lived in this apartment for 15 years. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Landlord Threatens to Call Immigration

Housing, Immigration, Manhattan, Mexican October 19, 2015 at 3:38 pm

A Manhattan landlord has sent a Mexican couple a letter threatening to notify police and immigration officials if they don’t leave their rent-stabilized Manhattan apartment, El Diario reports.

The first marker in the U.S. in honor of Irish Hunger victims was laid on Richmond Terrace at the Staten Island Cemetery this summer. (Photo by Lynn Rogers via Irish Central)

Grave Markers on SI Remember Victims of Irish Famine

History, Immigration, Staten Island, Western European October 19, 2015 at 2:18 pm

On Staten Island, markers placed at unmarked graves honoring Irish famine victims represent the first of their kind in the U.S. and are part of an effort by the Ireland-based Committee for Commemoration of Irish Famine Victims to unite victims worldwide, reports Irish Central.

Singers from Braata Productions perform Caribbean folk songs during the Cultural Initiative announcement at Thalia Spanish Theatre.  (Photo by Bill Parry via Times Ledger)

Immigrant Cultural Groups Get More City Funds

Culture, Immigration, Queens October 13, 2015 at 3:44 pm

City funds for the Cultural Immigrant Initiative will be doubled in its second year, Times Ledger reports.