Post Tagged with: "immigrants"

Yvelis Medina, from the Dominican Republic, has worked as a mailwoman for 13 years. (Photo via El Diario)

Postal Workers Claim Privatization Plans Would Harm Immigrants

Immigration, Labor October 9, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Joining a nationwide protest in Flushing, mail workers and elected officials opposed Trump calls to privatize the U.S. postal system as yet another ploy to harm immigrant and middle-class families, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

NYC Immigrant Stories

NYC Immigrant Stories

Immigration, New York, Video September 8, 2017 at 4:56 pm

A video produced by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism collects the diverse stories of immigrants living in NYC.

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.

Angelo Cabrera in Mott Haven (Photo by Natalie Fertig for Mott Haven Herald)

Editor Urges Help for Cabrera

Bronx, Education, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Opinion January 21, 2015 at 5:12 pm

The founder of MASA has been denied legal immigration status to the U.S., and Mott Haven Herald’s Bernard L. Stein urges action to help him.

Elena Garcia outside her sister's "ghost house." (Photo by Zaira Cortés)

Ghost Houses, Home to No One

In Mexico, a luxurious house sits empty while its owner toils in the Bronx.

Photo via video report by Alex Wolf

Mexicans Seek to Commemorate Dec. 12 in NYC

Mexican, Religion, Video December 3, 2013 at 5:38 pm

NYCity NewsService reports on efforts to make the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe a holiday.

Three days a week Cedillo leaves to shop to sell flowers in busy locations in Williamsburg and on the border of Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant. (Photo by Gwynne Hogan/Voices of NY)

Flower Vendor: ‘It’s Not Hard Work for Me’

Brooklyn, Business, Featured Posts, Mexican, Voices' Picks November 19, 2013 at 11:21 am

Florencia Cedillo works seven days a week selling flowers in Bushwick to help support five daughters.

Juanli Carrión, with a sample of Outer Seed Shadow. (Photo by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer via Manhattan Times)

Planting Immigrant Seeds to Shape Manhattan

Immigration, Manhattan November 13, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Lower Manhattan will house a garden in the shape of Manhattan composed of plants originating in the countries of immigrants interviewed by the project’s artist, Juanli Carrión, himself an immigrant from Spain, reports Manhattan Times.

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli addressing reporters at the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY GRaduate School of Journalism (Photo by Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY)

DiNapoli Details Immigrants’ ‘Vital’ Contribution to Economy

Economy, Immigration November 8, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Immigrants generate one-third of NY’s gross city product, found a report released by NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

Construction workers in Manhattan, where 74 percent of fatal falls involve Latino and/or immigrant workers, 13 percent less than Brooklyn and 14 percent less than Queens. (Photo by Tinnytintin, Creative Commons license)

Immigrants Majority of Construction Site Deaths

Immigration, Labor, Latino November 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Amsterdam News reports that 74 percent of fatal falls on construction sites in the city involve a Latino and/or immigrant worker – with even higher percentages in Queens and Brooklyn, according to a recent study.

Non-citizens will be able to vote at a mock election in Jackson Heights. Voting will run from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., as in regular polling places. (Photo by Willis Arnold/Voices of NY)

Legal Immigrants to Vote Tuesday in ‘Mock Election’

They hope to do it for real if a bill gets passed by the City Council.

Baruch Herzfeld, founder of Zeno Radio, which allows immigrants to connect to radio stations from their home countries. (Photo by Rachel Bryson-Brockmann/Voices of NY)

‘Entrepreneur’ Links Immigrants to Radio Stations Back Home

Baruch Herzfeld founded ZenoRadio, which allows homesick immigrants to hear news and music from back home.

Manual Breaks Down Gov’t Benefits for Immigrants

Manual Breaks Down Gov’t Benefits for Immigrants

Government, Immigration, Social Services October 24, 2013 at 5:51 pm

The Immigrant Services Manual is designed to dispel some of the rumors and misinformation surrounding public benefits for city immigrants and their families.

Xia Lin and mom, Xinyan. (Photo via GothamSchools)

Back-to-School Hurdles for Immigrant Families

Education, Immigration, In the News September 3, 2013 at 6:15 pm

In speaking to 10 families with schoolchildren, GothamSchools uncovers language, registration and other challenges that confront immigrant families.

Jung Yang outside his grocery store. (Photo by Miranda Shafer via Feet in 2 Worlds)

‘I Feel Proud to Work on Labor Day’

Immigration, Labor August 30, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds speaks to immigrant small business owners who will keep their doors open this Monday on Labor Day. Rather than considering it a burden, they see it as a “good thing.”