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Morristown Approves Municipal ID

Immigration, Metro Area July 26, 2017 at 4:59 pm

After two years of mobilization in favor of the undocumented community, the town council of Morristown, NJ, approved a municipal ID for its residents, Reporte Hispano reports.

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On Being a Teen in Brownsville

Brooklyn, Health, Social Services, Video, Youth July 26, 2017 at 4:58 pm

In a BRIC TV video, two Brownsville teens speak openly about sex and reproductive health.

Hanumantha Rao Narra (left). His wife, Sasikala Narra, and son, Anish Narra. (Photo via News India Times)

Opinion: ‘Why This Secrecy’ in Homicide of Indian Mom and Son?

Crime, Metro Area, Opinion, South Asian July 26, 2017 at 4:55 pm

A News India Times commentary criticizes the “secrecy” on the part of law enforcement in the gruesome murders of Sasikala Narra and her son Anish Narra in Maple Shade, New Jersey.

Children from Our Lady of Sorrows Academy Summer Program sing Louis Armstrong’s beloved “What a Wonderful World” at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new education center dedicated to the jazz legend. (Photo by Michael Gannon via Queens Chronicle)

Jazzed About the New Louis Armstrong Center

Culture, Queens July 26, 2017 at 4:06 pm

Jazz aficionados and public officials attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Louis Armstrong House Museum Education Center, slated to open in 2019 across from the house in Corona where the musician and his wife lived, report Queens publications.

Pastor Cho Won-Tae of Woori Church of NY speaking at a press conference detailing the Korean community's disappointment that Naeem David was found "not guilt" in the 2012 subway death of Han Ki-Suk. (Photo via Korea Times)

Korean Community Angered Over ‘Not Guilty’ Verdict

East Asian, Manhattan July 25, 2017 at 5:20 pm

Members of the Korean community held a press conference to criticize the verdict of “not guilty” in the death of Ki-Suk Han, and vowed to continue to keep the case in the news, reports Newsroh.

Yoani Santiago, a Mexican immigrant who was the victim of domestic violence for over 13 years. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

NYC’s First Lady Visits Hispanic Organization for Victims of Domestic Violence

Health, Latino, Queens, Social Services, Women July 25, 2017 at 5:14 pm

New York City’s first lady Chirlane McCray visited a community organization in Jackson Heights that offers services to Hispanic victims of domestic violence and HIV-positive individuals, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Sara Seidman, wife of Dr. Hillel Seidman, seen here talking to school children about a cloth (displayed) upon which her husband wrote a plea for rescue and which was smuggled out of the Vittel internment camp. Dr. Seidman was an archivist, researcher, and author. He kept a diary (also in this exhibition) chronicling the final days of the Warsaw Ghetto. (Photo via the Amud Aish Facebook page)

A Holocaust Museum for Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Brooklyn, Culture, History, Jewish July 25, 2017 at 1:19 pm

The Amud Aish Memorial Museum and Kleinman Holocaust Education Center will be the first Holocaust museum in Brooklyn when it fully opens. Unlike the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., Amud Aish approaches the Holocaust from the perspective of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, reports Tablet.

Nancy Tong, with Mark Treyger in blue tie to her right and William Colton to her left (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Will a NYS Bill Detailing Asian Demographics be Divisive?

Asian, Brooklyn, Demographics July 25, 2017 at 12:54 pm

Brooklyn politicians including Nancy Tong are opposed to a NYS bill which mandates that the state collect demographic information specifying the particular ancestry of Asian residents, reports Kings County Politics.

Chinese community service center held a seminar on immigration in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Experts Offer Chinese Community Tips on Facing ICE

Brooklyn, Immigration July 25, 2017 at 9:38 am

The Chinese American Social Services Center in Brooklyn held a workshop together with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs on what immigrants should do when approached by ICE officers, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Consul General of Colombia in New York María Isabel Pérez, left. (Photo via El Diario)

Colombians in Queens Celebrate Independence and Peace

Culture, Latino, Queens July 24, 2017 at 5:42 pm

At the 16th Colombian Independence Day Parade on Sunday in Jackson Heights the recent peace accord took center stage, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.

Liu decision’s to join the U.S. Army is not supported by his family (Photo provided to World Journal)

Hopes for Chinese to Naturalize Via Military Dashed

East Asian, Government, Immigration July 24, 2017 at 5:41 pm

Chinese students are among the foreigners whose futures are left in limbo after the federal government halted the MAVNI program, which gives expedited naturalization to immigrants who join the U.S. Army, reports World Journal.

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Latina Immigrants Drown Their Stress in Alcohol

Health, Immigration, Latino, Women July 24, 2017 at 4:26 pm

According to a study, recently-arrived Latinas are drinking in excess to calm the anxiety caused by the effort of adapting to a new life, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

According to the guide, there are three ways in which ICE agents may approach a business to look for undocumented immigrants. The guide was published in a number of languages, including Spanish. (Photo via El Diario)

When ‘La Migra’ Comes to the Workplace

Immigration, Labor July 20, 2017 at 5:22 pm

At a packed presentation at Elmhurst Hospital of the guide “What to Do if Immigration Comes to Your Workplace,” attorneys recommended that employers receive training on how to deal with an ICE raid the same way they do for fire emergencies, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Dr. Xiaoliang Zhang's office on Street. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Doctor, Pharmacies and Billing Fraud in Flushing

Crime, East Asian, Health, Queens July 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Two stories in Sing Tao Daily examine Medicaid and Medicare fraud in Flushing – involving a popular Chinese doctor and some neighborhood pharmacies.

Krystyna Godawa has run the Park Deli since 2007 (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

The Last Days of a Polish Deli

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Food July 20, 2017 at 1:27 pm

Park Deli, a popular deli in Greenpoint that has been at the same location since 1931, will close down at the end of July due to rising rent. Nowy Dziennik speaks to its Polish owner.