Post Tagged with: "green card"

Armando Sánchez, from Mexico and Angelina Rivera, from Honduras, reject Trump’s immigration plan. (Photo via El Diario)

‘Another Slap in the Face:’ Latinos Blast Trump’s Immigration Plan

Government, Immigration, Latino, New York May 20, 2019 at 5:53 pm

New York Hispanic residents, activists and elected leaders blasted the Trump administration’s proposal to move to a “merit-based” immigration system, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Daniela Benítez as Mia, left in the front, Garett T.K. Taketa as Han, right,  during a dress rehearsal at the Theater at St. Clement's on Aug. 8 fir "Green Card: A New Musical." (Photo by Joeun Lee for Voices of NY)

Immigrant Story Takes Center Stage in ‘Green Card’

East Asian, Featured Posts, Immigration, Voices' Picks August 10, 2016 at 4:21 pm

The struggles of the protagonist in “Green Card” – a South Korean artist desperate to stay in the U.S. – hit close to home for the musical’s cast and crew.

Mostly Latino and Asian activists came out to Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights to show support for Intro 410. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Right to Vote Seen Close to Reality for NYC Legal Residents

Elections 2013, Immigration, In the News, Politics May 8, 2013 at 6:33 pm

The City Council is once again considering legislation that would give legal residents the right to vote in municipal elections but this time supporters believe they can override a potential veto from Mayor Bloomberg, reports El Diario and Queens Latino.

A sign from a 2010 immigration reform rally in New York City. (Photo by Jens Schott Knudsen, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Family Reunification and Work Visas Main Issues for Indian-Americans

Immigration, In the News, South Asian February 20, 2013 at 4:25 pm

News India Times looks at immigration issues of particular concern to Indian-Americans, including family reunification and employment-based visas, the latter of which puts India at a disadvantage given its population.

Two Views on Visa Situation for Indian Immigrants to U.S.

Two Views on Visa Situation for Indian Immigrants to U.S.

Caribbean, Immigration, South Asian March 2, 2012 at 5:06 pm

The Carib News reported on complaints from the Caribbean community that a proposed change to immigration rules would unfairly favor Indian and Chinese migrants, while News India Times aired concerns that Indians are being denied visas in increasing numbers.

Immigrants on Ellis Island circa 1900

Waiver to keep undocumented spouses in US

Immigration, Metro Area, Politics January 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm

The Immigration Department (USCIS) is proposing a change to rules governing how spouses and adult children of American citizens get their immigration status adjusted.

Filipino slams US cash for visas plan

Immigration, In the News, Opinion, Politics, Southeast Asian January 4, 2012 at 9:02 am

Applications for EB-5 visas have quadrupled over the last four years. The visa grants two year green cards to investors who fork over $500,000 to $1M to create or maintain 10 jobs. Although New York area developers have raised more than a Billion dollars from this visa over the pastRead More

Pakistani family faces deportation

Pakistani family faces deportation

Health, Immigration, Queens, South Asian October 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Shahid Ali Khan came to the US so his son could undergo surgical treatment. A rare side effect left his son severely disabled. Now as the family fights poverty, they also face the threat of deportation.

David T. Donahue

Warning: visa lottery has pitfalls

Eastern European, Immigration, In the News October 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm

According to David T. Donahue, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visas, participation in the Diversity Visa Program may influence the American consul’s decision to grant or deny someone a tourist visa. The State Department keeps records of the applicants, he told Nowy Dziennik during a teleconference with ethnic journalistsRead More