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Bitta Mostosi at the Sept. 17 briefing at City Hall. (Screen shot from video on  First Lady Chirlaine McCray Facebook page)

NYC Earmarks $4.1 million for Immigrant Children

Central American, Immigration, Women, Youth September 17, 2018 at 3:03 pm

As a group of volunteer lawyers returned to NYC from helping immigrant families prepare to plead their case for asylum, city officials announced that $4.1 million would go toward legal services for immigrant minors.

(Photo from LILTA via Noticia)

Seeking to Better Integrate Students, LI Teachers Visit El Salvador

Central American, Education, Long Island September 10, 2018 at 4:54 pm

A Long Island Latino Teachers Association delegation paid a visit to El Salvador to learn about their education system in order to better integrate Salvadoran kids in Long Island schools, Noticia Long Island reports.

Amanda Morales, a Guatemalan mother, took shelter in a Washington Heights church a year ago. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Guatemalan Immigrant Has Been Sheltered in NYC Church for a Year

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan August 31, 2018 at 3:17 pm

For the past year, Amanda Morales has lived in a church in Washington Heights with her U.S.-born children to avoid being deported to Guatemala, a harsh step that other immigrants have also taken since then, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Celebrating the 12th Salvadorian-American Day Festival (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Long Island Celebrates Its 12th Salvadoran-American Day

Central American, Culture, Long Island August 13, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Long Island celebrated its 12th Salvadoran-American Day Festival in a massive event in Hempstead that included messages of support for immigrants and TPS beneficiaries, Noticia Long Island reports.

Ajna Dance Company (from Ajna Facebook profile pictures)

‘Embrace Your Hyphen’ and Celebrate Global Diversity

The fifth annual International Day of Friendship will be held in Brooklyn on Aug. 5, BK Reader reports.

At the opening of the Kazakh exhibition. (Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

Celebrating Bukharian and Kazakh Heritage

Central American, Culture, Queens July 30, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Russkaya Reklama covered some events that were part of last month’s “Our Heritage” festival sponsored by the Russian American Federation.

Guatemalan Mother Reunites with Her Three Children in NYC

Guatemalan Mother Reunites with Her Three Children in NYC

Central American, Immigration, Women, Youth July 16, 2018 at 5:27 pm

As a Guatemalan mother reunited with her three kids who had been detained in El Barrio, Mamaroneck held a vigil for another immigrant mother who took refuge in a New York church, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Salvadoran journalist Romeo Molina, pictured with his mother María Concepción Molina. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Salvadoran Journalist Claims He Was Deported in Spite of Valid Visa

Central American, Media, New York July 10, 2018 at 5:21 pm

A Salvadoran journalist and poet has been deported after being held for nearly 20 days by ICE even though he said he entered JFK Airport with a valid visa, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Congressman Adriano Espaillat and Guatemalan migrant Yeni González. (Photo via Espaillat's Twitter page)

Guatemalan Mom Reunites with Her Children in NYC

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan July 5, 2018 at 4:54 pm

Guatemalan mom Yeni González was briefly reunited with her three children at the Cayuga Centers in East Harlem after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Chef Yolanda Yax expresses her gratitude for the large amounts of donations made for the victims of the volcano eruption in Guatemala. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Guatemalans in NY Come Together to Help Volcano Victims

Guatemalan organizations and volunteers in the tri-state area are working nonstop to promptly send supplies to people affected by the Fuego volcano eruption, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

How Gang Databases and Detentions Affect Communities

How Gang Databases and Detentions Affect Communities

A new study from the New York Immigration Coalition and the CUNY School of Law’s Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic describes how innocent immigrants are being swept up in the government’s targeting of gangs.

Mateo Flores, who is running for a seat on the Westbury School District board. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Flores Seeks to Be Second Hispanic on Westbury School Board

Central American, Elections 2018, Long Island May 14, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Long Island Salvadoran-American Mateo Flores seeks to be the second Hispanic on the board of the predominantly Latino school district of Westbury, La Tribuna Hispana reports.

Richard Fleming at the exhibit’s opening. (Photo via El Diario)

Art Exhibition: ‘The Migration Lottery’

Central American, Immigration, Mexican, New York May 9, 2018 at 12:34 pm

Brooklyn-based artist Richard Fleming has re-imagined Mexico’s traditional “Lotería” game to illustrate the cruelty and danger immigrants encounter in their journey in search of the American dream, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Demonstrators rallied Dec. 4, 2017 in Manhattan's Union Square to support Salvador Nasralla, one of two presidential candidates to declare victory after Honduras' presidential election on Nov. 26, and protest political repression and electoral fraud by the incumbent administration of Juan Orlando Hernández. (Photo by Joe Catron, Creative Commons license)

TPS to End for Hondurans

Central American, Immigration, New York May 4, 2018 at 5:10 pm

The Trump administration is ending temporary protected status for Hondurans, a move that will affect thousands in the New York metro area.

Parishioners at Our Lady of Victory church in Claremont, where many Hondurans pray. (Photo by Paula Moura via Mott Haven Herald)

The Fears of a South Bronx Honduran Family

Bronx, Central American, Immigration April 30, 2018 at 3:51 pm

A Mott Haven Herald story on a mixed-status Honduran family takes a look at the thousands-strong community in the South Bronx.