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Mónica Martínez (wearing blue) with her family after becoming the first senator of Salvadoran descent in the New York State. (Photo from Sen. Martínez's office via El Diario)

Mónica Martínez: A Salvadoran-American in Albany

After her historic swearing-in ceremony as the first Salvadoran-American in the Albany legislature, state Sen. Mónica Martínez talked with El Diario La Prensa about her agenda, which included education, the environment and immigration issues.

Writer Roberto Quesada gets ready to help fellow Hondurans traveling in migrant caravan. (Photo via El Diario)

Hondurans in NYC Organize to Help Compatriots in Caravan

Central American, New York December 5, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Hondurans in the tri-state area are organizing to help their compatriots at the U.S. border with food, clothing and legal services, as well as to prepare to greet the ones who make it to New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

“I am grateful for my family,” said José Alberto. (Photo via Noticia)

Latinos Celebrating Thanksgiving Hoping It Will Not Be Their Last in the U.S.

Central American, Immigration, Long Island November 21, 2018 at 5:40 pm

For anxious Long Island immigrants affected by Trump’s policies but encouraged by a court-ordered TPS extension, this Thanksgiving comes with the hope that it will not be their last in the U.S., Noticia Long Island reports.

Monica Martinez shows off the Noticia Long Island cover on her stunning win as New York state senator. (Photo via Noticia)

Monica Martinez Win Brings Hope for Long Island TPS Families

Central American, Elections 2018, Government, Long Island November 15, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Newly elected Salvadoran-American state senator Monica Martinez talks with Noticia Long Island about the hopes her win has brought to the TPS community, and her desire to keep working for the 9th District in Suffolk County where she was a legislator.

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.

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