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Attorney Stan Germán talked about the concerns expressed by immigrants who fear going to court because of “la migra.” (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mayor Urged to Offer Immigrants More Protections

Immigration, New York February 22, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Activists unconvinced by Mayor de Blasio’s plans to defend immigrants are demanding more guarantees, particularly regarding “broken windows” policing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Chinese-American Filmmaker Sees Family Story in Colombian Immigrant’s Story

Chinese-American Filmmaker Sees Family Story in Colombian Immigrant’s Story

Culture, East Asian, Immigration, South American February 22, 2017 at 5:47 pm

The Queens World Film Festival will feature “Undocumented,” a documentary on an undocumented immigrant turned top cardiologist. Filmmaker Patricia Shih explains to World Journal how she sees her own father’s story in that of Dr. Harold Fernandez.

One of the neighborhoods most affected by gentrification is Washington Heights, where most residents are Dominican immigrants. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Expert: Gentrification Harmful for New Yorkers’ Health

Dominican, Health, Latino, New York February 22, 2017 at 10:31 am

Experts say that gentrification is harming the health of residents of immigrant and minority neighborhoods such as Washington Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Linda Sarsour (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Linda Sarsour Leaving Arab American Association

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern February 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Bay Ridge activist Linda Sarsour announced she will step down as the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York “to focus my energy on the national level,” reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

The Sureños identify themselves with the color blue. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Mexican Gangs Increase Their Presence in Corona

Crime, Mexican, Queens February 21, 2017 at 5:09 pm

The predominance of graffiti tags of Mexican gang Sur 13 in the streets of Corona, Queens, points to an increase in gang violence and criminal activity, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Khader El-Yateem (Photo by Aslan Media, Creative Commons license)

First Palestinian-American to Run for Public Office in NYC

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics February 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Rev. Khader El-Yateem of Salam Arabic Lutheran Church in Bay Ridge has joined the race for the 43rd District City Council Seat, reports Kings County Politics.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Plainfield Approves Sanctuary Resolution

Immigration, Metro Area February 21, 2017 at 2:59 pm

In response to President Trump’s “xenophobic campaign rhetoric,” the City Council of Plainfield, New Jersey, approved a resolution to protect its large immigrant community from ICE, Reporte Hispano reports.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito during her state of the city speech on Feb. 17, in which she pledged that NYC will protect its immigrants.  (Screen shot from NYC Council video on @MMViverito)

More Immigrants Expected to Seek Protection in NYC

Immigration, New York February 20, 2017 at 6:02 pm

In light of measures taken by the Trump administration, local elected officials and organizations expect a potential influx of immigrants from other states seeking protection in New York City, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Long Deng (center) with his wife and son in Times Square (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

First Chinese Supermarket Listed on NASDAQ

Business, East Asian, Food, New York February 20, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Sing Tao Daily tells the personal story of Long Deng, the man behind the first publicly listed Chinese supermarket on the NASDAQ.

Jean P. Alexander, founder and executive director of the Caribbean American Center of New York (Photo by Alexandra Simon via Caribbean Life)

Caribbean American Center Marks 30 Years

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Social Services February 20, 2017 at 12:26 pm

The one-woman team behind the Caribbean American Center of New York reflects on three decades of running the social services organization in a Caribbean Life story.

Venezuelan restaurant El Cocotero closed and posed a sign that read: “We love America but Government doesn’t not love us.” (Photo: Mariela Lombard via El Diario NY)

Immigrant Strike is Felt Throughout NYC

Business, Immigration, Latino, New York February 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm

El Diario reports on the immigrants who took part in the “Day Without Immigrants” protest, and the employers who supported them. Queens Latino, meanwhile, takes a look at how the demonstration shuttered parts of Roosevelt Avenue.

(Photo by Ted Eytan, Creative Commons license)

How a ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Affected Korean Businesses

Business, East Asian, Latino, New York February 17, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Korean small business owners who rely on Hispanic employees speak to Korea Daily about the impact of the “day without immigrants” and their thoughts on the protest.

First Fado Festival Comes to NYC

First Fado Festival Comes to NYC

Culture, New York, Western European February 17, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Fado Festival NYC debuts this year from Feb. 24-26 with three different events, and plans for an annual event.

Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) announces he is running for re-election.  (Photo courtesy of Peter Koo, via Times Ledger)

Koo Runs Again for City Council

Politics, Queens February 17, 2017 at 3:24 pm

The “mayor of Flushing,” City Council member Peter Koo, announced Feb. 13 that he is running for re-election, Times Ledger reports.

Melissa Mark-Viverito during her State of the City address. (Photo by William Alatriste via El Diario)

Melissa Mark-Viverito Increases Immigrant Protections

Government, Immigration, New York February 17, 2017 at 3:18 pm

During her final State of the City address, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito offered assurances that the city will keep fighting against Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies, El Diario/La Prensa reports.