Immigration

Immigrant advocates protest against the plan to take ICE to Nassau University Medical Center. (Photo by Benjamin Britton via Noticia LI)

Furor Grows Over ICE Move to Nassau Hospital

Immigration, Latino, Long Island January 28, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran’s announcement that she will let ICE relocate to a building at the Nassau University Medical Center continued to draw backlash from Long Island community and pro-immigrant groups, El Diario La Prensa and Noticia Long Island report.

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announcing a new campaign to return stolen wages, with
Consul General of Ecuador Linda Machuca (in red patterned dress) at left. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Campaign Seeks to Convince Fearful Immigrants to Claim $2.5M in Stolen Wages

Business, Immigration, Labor, New York January 25, 2019 at 4:47 pm

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer launched a campaign to return over $2.5 million in unclaimed stolen wages, targeting mostly Hispanic workers who are often too afraid to claim them, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Olivert Saldivia, a Dreamer member of Make the Road New York arrived to Albany early in the morning to witness the big day. (Photo via El Diario)

‘A Dream Come True’: Emotional Scenes at NY DREAM Act Vote

Education, Government, Immigration, New York January 24, 2019 at 2:55 pm

New York Dreamers and activists woke up early and traveled to Albany en masse to cheer as the State Senate finally approved the New York State DREAM Act, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo courtesy Gov. Cuomo's Office, via Gotham Gazette)

NYS Lags on 2020 Census Prep

Communities, Government, Immigration January 23, 2019 at 5:29 pm

New York State missed a deadline the legislature set for a report that would outline recommendations for achieving an accurate count in the 2020 Census, and an official state commission has yet to be formed, Gotham Gazette reports.

Nassau University Medical Center (Photo by Sullynyflhi from Wikimedia Commons via Long Island Wins)

ICE to Move to Nassau Hospital

Health, Immigration, Long Island January 23, 2019 at 5:24 pm

In what is described by Long Island Wins as an “outrageous move,” Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is allowing ICE relocate to a building at the Nassau University Medical Center.

Protestors in front of 26 Federal Plaza during a 2018 march against the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policies. (Photo by Max Siegelbaum via Documented)

Immigration Court Chaos Thanks to Shutdown

Immigration, Manhattan January 16, 2019 at 4:51 pm

Documented looks at the impact of the partial government shutdown on the immigration courts.

From left to right: Ketlie Numa-Lespinas, Rodneyse Bichotte, Raymond Joseph, Maria Castaneda and Mathieu Eugene pose for a photograph following the 1199SEIU press conference in Manhattan Jan 11. (Photo by Bianca Silva via The Haitian Times)

Haitian TPS Campaign Marks Earthquake Anniversary

Caribbean, Environment, Immigration, New York January 15, 2019 at 5:06 pm

On the eve of the ninth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East announced a campaign to support TPS holders and Dreamers, reports The Haitian Times.

Mónica Martínez (wearing blue) with her family after becoming the first senator of Salvadoran descent in the New York State. (Photo from Sen. Martínez's office via El Diario)

Mónica Martínez: A Salvadoran-American in Albany

After her historic swearing-in ceremony as the first Salvadoran-American in the Albany legislature, state Sen. Mónica Martínez talked with El Diario La Prensa about her agenda, which included education, the environment and immigration issues.

The NYC Care program will launch this summer in The Bronx. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

De Blasio’s Health Care Program, a Ray of Hope for Immigrants?

Health, Immigration, New York January 9, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Latino New Yorkers and pro-immigrant organizations warmly welcomed Mayor de Blasio’s proposal for a public health plan that would cover undocumented immigrants, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Nilda and her son Keyden. (Form the website https://www.whiletheywait.org)

Helping Immigrants, ‘While They Wait’

Immigration, Media January 8, 2019 at 4:12 pm

Remezcla writes about a new campaign to help immigrants waiting for their cases to be heard in immigration court, and the music video that accompanied the launch of the campaign.

Protesters marched against the Trump administration’s decision to rescind TPS for 60,000 Haitians. (Photo via The Haitian Times)

Trial Over Haitian TPS Lawsuit Starts

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration January 7, 2019 at 5:19 pm

BK Reader and The Haitian Times report that a federal trial started Monday over a lawsuit filed in Brooklyn on the government’s “unlawful termination” of temporary protected status, the first of its kind.

City Council member Mark Treyger, at right, in front of City Hall (Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

Treyger on Interpretation Services

Eastern European, Immigration, New York January 7, 2019 at 3:43 pm

The Russian community expressed support for City Council member Mark Treyger’s bill that would allow interpreters to offer non-English speaking voters more assistance at the polls, reports Russkaya Reklama.

South Bronx United player Jhonny Theze, wearing the No. 10 blue jersey, drives the ball toward the goal during a Nov. 3 match in Soundview Park in the Bronx against the Manhattan Celtics. (Photo by Vera Haller via Documented)

Soccer, Tutoring – and Legal Help, in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Immigration, Youth January 4, 2019 at 4:42 pm

South Bronx United added legal services to its roster of offerings to teens in the Bronx, when organizers realized many immigrant youth needed the help, reports Documented.

Make the Road NY and the New York Immigration Coalition said that they will not let their guard down this year in their fight for immigrants. (Photo courtesy of Make the Road New York)

Immigrant Organizations Vow to Keep Pressure to Fight Trump

Immigration January 3, 2019 at 3:02 pm

Leaders of the city’s foremost pro-immigrant organizations vow to pursue local and national initiatives in 2019, including the fight for statewide driver’s licenses and opposing Trump’s wall, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Cuban immigrant Román Valdés said that he has had housing assistance coupons since 2016 but no one takes them. (Photo via El Diario)

What the Latino Community Wishes for 2019

From immigration to driver’s licenses, education, civil rights, housing, and subway issues, Hispanic New Yorkers express their wishes for 2019 to El Diario La Prensa.

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