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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.

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Union City Will Also Issue a Municipal ID

Government, Immigration, Metro Area February 14, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Union City is the latest New Jersey city that will offer a municipal ID for immigrants, free of charge, starting next month, Reporte Hispano reports.

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NJ Push For Sanctuary Cities at Statewide, Local Levels

Immigration, Metro Area February 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm

As New Jersey legislators introduced an innovative alternative to the possible loss of federal funding for sanctuary cities, street protest asked New Brunswick to join the list, Reporte Hispano reports.

Iuri, with his mother Brigida resting her hand on his shoulder. (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

For One ‘Dreamer,’ a Time of Suspense

Featured Posts, Immigration, Metro Area, Western European February 10, 2017 at 6:03 pm

A teenage DACA recipient in Newark, New Jersey, had looked forward to getting his driver’s license and going to college. But now he and his family await an uncertain future.

Nicolás Aguilar, owner of Nicomex, says that local merchants are in waiting mode. (Photo via Diario de México USA)

Mexican Importers Fear Trump’s Tariffs Will Bring Inflation

Business, Metro Area, Mexican February 8, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Import entrepreneurs of Mexican products in New Jersey brace for Trump’s promised tariff increases, and say that “everybody will pay more” if they are implemented, Diario de México USA reports.

Most Latino Muslims are women who have converted. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Hispanic Muslims Twice-Vulnerable Under Trump

Latino, Metro Area, Muslim February 7, 2017 at 6:10 pm

Many immigrants fear that their being Hispanic and Muslim makes them an easier target for discrimination and even hate crimes, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

White Plains councilwoman Milagros Lecuona traveled to Washington D.C. to support the women’s march. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

In a First, Hispanic Woman Runs for White Plains Mayor

Metro Area, Politics, Women January 31, 2017 at 3:21 pm

Westchester Hispano profiles Milagros Lecuona, the first woman, first Hispanic and first immigrant to run for mayor of White Plains.

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Trump’s Actions Rouse Pro-Immigrant Groups in New Jersey

Immigration, Metro Area January 30, 2017 at 2:50 pm

As New Jersey pro-immigrant groups and elected officials joined in protest against Trump’s executive actions at ICE offices in Newark, the city’s mayor defended its sanctuary status, Reporte Hispano reports.

Cecilia Carrera and Freddy Naranjo, from the Social Christian Party, branch 6, chatting with their compatriots at the Sabor Latino Restaurant in Queens. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Local Ecuadoreans Wrapped Up In Presidential Election Back Home

Metro Area, Politics, South American January 25, 2017 at 5:25 pm

As the Ecuadorean community in New York is absorbed by the Feb. 19 presidential election back home, Queens Latino reports on several campaign events in the city.

Downtown Maplewood (Photo by Jazz Guy, Creative Commons license)

Maplewood Says Yes to Sanctuary Status, Orange Stalls

Immigration, Metro Area January 24, 2017 at 11:53 am

As Maplewood, New Jersey, officially became a sanctuary city, neighboring Orange postponed a vote about the measure and appears undecided, Reporte Hispano reports.

Bergen County executive James Tedesco at left with Young-ae Ma, displaying the award she received from Bergen County. (Photo via News Roh)

North Korean Defector in US Receives NJ Human Rights Award

East Asian, Metro Area January 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

A North Korean defector and human rights activist was honored by Bergen County officials, News Roh reports.

The community attended the board session in Mamaroneck on Monday, where support for the campaign seeking to issue driver’s licenses was approved. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Mamaroneck Joins Westchester Driver’s Licenses Campaign

Metro Area, Transportation January 17, 2017 at 4:49 pm

Mamaroneck is the latest Westchester town to join a campaign in support of statewide driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants, Westchester Hispano reports.

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Competition Elects Best Puerto Rican Coquito in New Jersey

Food, Metro Area, Puerto Rican January 17, 2017 at 4:34 pm

Newark hosted its annual New Jersey Coquito Masters Competition, which awarded the best locally-made coquito, a rum and coconut milk beverage considered Puerto Rico’s national drink, Reporte Hispano reports.

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In NJ, Mexicans Are Not Moving, At Least for Now

Government, Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican January 11, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Despite post-election fears of massive deportations, the large Mexican community in New Jersey does not show signs of going away, Reporte Hispano reports.

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New Jersey Municipal IDs Safer, Some Say

Government, Immigration, Metro Area January 10, 2017 at 2:36 pm

An analyst from the New Jersey Policy Perspective argues that the municipal IDs in New Jersey are safer for immigrants than New York City’s, Reporte Hispano reports.