Post Tagged with: "Barack Obama"

A photo of the Atomic Dome of Hiroshima, estimated to be taken around 1945-1950. Author acquisition. (Photo via Flickr)

Koreans in NYC React to Obama’s Hiroshima Visit

East Asian, History, New York May 13, 2016 at 4:24 pm

Korean groups and community members express reservations regarding President Obama’s planned visit to Hiroshima in Japan, reports The Korea Times.

Oscar López-Rivera spent 35 years behind bars. (Photo via El Diario)

Oscar López Rivera’s Commuted Sentence Celebrated in NY

Puerto Rican January 18, 2017 at 5:25 pm

New York Puerto Rican leaders, activists and artists reacted joyfully to President Obama’s commutation of FALN member Oscar López Rivera’s sentence after 35 years in prison, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The daughter of one of the workers detained in the raid in Buffalo asks for a halt on deportations and that her family not be separated. (Photo via El Diario)

Raid in Northern New York Increases Deportation Fears

Immigration, New York November 28, 2016 at 6:14 pm

After President Obama carried out nearly 3 million deportations, with Trump’s arrival in the White House activists fear that immigrants will be further criminalized, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Immigrants rally in support of Martín Batalla Vidal, who filed a lawsuit stating that the Texas decision blocking DACA and DAPA does not apply in New York.  (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dreamer Begins Far-Reaching Immigration Case Among Cheers

Immigration, New York September 23, 2016 at 5:12 pm

There was a big show of support at a New York court for Martín Batalla Vidal, a Dreamer who is suing over a Texas court decision that blocked expanded DACA and DAPA, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Tak Furumoto, of NY Hiroshima-kai (Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

A Peace Gathering for Hiroshima

History, Manhattan August 9, 2016 at 5:29 pm

An annual interfaith gathering in Manhattan commemorated the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 71 years ago. This year’s event recognized President Obama’s historic visit to the city in May.

New Yorkers Celebrate Obama’s Executive Order

New Yorkers Celebrate Obama’s Executive Order

In this package of reports, Voices of NY chronicles reactions to President Obama’s historic action to provide immigration relief to millions.

Carlos “Rey” Lillo was a paramedic for Mount Sinai Hospital in Queens, and was last seen rescuing people in one of the towers (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario).

Hispanic Family Protests 9/11 Memorial Museum

Latino, Manhattan May 16, 2014 at 5:34 pm

The family of 9/11 victim and first responder Carlos “Rey” Lillo is opposed to keeping any remains inside the Memorial Museum building, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Full-time mother Rosalín Vázquez says she would have preferred to have had the chance to alternate motherhood with work (Photo via El Diario).

Latinas Most Affected by the Pay Gap

Government, In the News, Latino, Women April 10, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Latinas are the most affected by the pay gap, an editorial and news coverage in El Diario/La Prensa notes.

Katerin Pleites, 12 (Photo by Gerardo Romo via

Dreamers Share Their Stories on Interactive Platform

Government, Immigration, In the News, Latino November 21, 2013 at 12:34 pm

An interactive multimedia project in support of the DREAM Act is encouraging dreamers across the nation to put out their pictures and share their aspirations. “Somos Dreamers/We Are Dreamers” has been launched by Impremedia, the publisher of El Diario-La Prensa.

(Photo from Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Poles Hopeful with Obama’s Immigration Reform Draft

Eastern European, Immigration, In the News February 21, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Local undocumented Polish immigrants share their stories of living without papers with Nowy Dziennik, as well as their reaction to the leaked draft of the White House’s immigration plan, which would offer an opportunity for legal residency after eight years.

Day laborers (Photo from Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Day Laborers Fear Being Left Out of Immigration Reform

In the News, Labor, Latino, Long Island February 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Based on the initial proposals for an immigration reform bill, undocumented day laborers and domestic workers could run into difficulties proving they’re employed due to the transitory nature of their work, reports La Tribuna Hispana.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Muted Hope After Obama’s Immigration Speech

Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Politics February 1, 2013 at 11:42 am

Reactions from Colorlines, Gay City News, Irish Central, The Epoch Times, Diario de México and Amsterdam News indicate that while immigrants and advocate groups are glad the issue is finally reaching the table, there remains a long way to go.

Seventy-seven percent of Asian Americans voted for President Obama, according to exit polls. (Photo from Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Where are Asian Americans in the Immigration Debate?

Asian, Demographics, Immigration, In the News, Opinion, Politics January 28, 2013 at 11:50 pm

In an opinion piece published in Feet in Two Worlds, Erwin de Leon wonders why immigration is almost exclusively considered a “Latino issue,” even as more and more Asian Americans support comprehensive immigration reform.

(Photo by Mike Saechang, via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Gun Control, It’s Our Turn

Crime, Opinion, Politics January 18, 2013 at 12:45 pm

The President’s call for sensible gun laws will face tough opposition in Congress, where common sense has made a disappearing act. Columnist Dolores Prida of El Diario/La Prensa urges the Latino community to reach out to make change happen.

Carlos Manzanarez, in the office of United Community Center of Westchester,
in New Rochelle, with Jackie Agudelo. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Immigrant Student Realizes His ‘Dream’

Education, Immigration, In the News, Latino, New York December 12, 2012 at 11:25 pm

A 22-year-old Mexican college student looks forward to a better future in America after a Westchester non-profit helped him successfully apply for Deferred Action, President Obama’s program to help undocumented students legalize their status, Westchester Hispano reported.