Elections 2016

Concepcion Blanco y Ricardo Perez participaran de la procesion.
Preparandose para la procesion de Semana Santa. Freddy Blanco, su esposa Concepcion Blanco, Ricardo Perez, quien sera Jesus con el Padre Jose Felix Ortega en la Iglesia San Pedro en Riverdale Ave. en Yonkers.
Photo Credito Mariela Lombard/El Diario NY.

Immigrants on Good Friday: ‘Trump Is Crucifying Us’

Elections 2016, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Politics, Religion March 25, 2016 at 7:50 pm

A group of immigrants will stage the way of the Cross in Yonkers to pray for an end to the current xenophobic atmosphere, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The Best of 2016 from Voices of NY
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Voices of NY’s Best of 2016

Best of 2016, Elections 2016, Featured Posts, New York December 20, 2016 at 2:29 pm

A guide to the best stories, on everything from politics to food, that were published in Voices of NY in 2016.

From left: Haitian American Caucus Executive Director Samuel Pierre, Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte and Josh Pierre (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Haitian-American Announces Candidacy for Brooklyn District Leader

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Elections 2016, Politics March 17, 2016 at 5:17 pm

Josh Pierre is running for the male district leader position of the 42nd Assembly District, a sign of the increasing political clout of the Haitian community in Brooklyn, writes Kings County Politics.

Yungman Lee Opens Campaign Headquarters in Chinatown

Yungman Lee Opens Campaign Headquarters in Chinatown

East Asian, Elections 2016, Manhattan, Politics March 4, 2016 at 5:45 pm

Yungman Lee hopes to boost political participation in the Chinese community ahead of the Democratic primary in which he’s challenging Rep. Nydia Velázquez in a district that includes Chinatown and Sunset Park, Sing Tao Daily reports.

The Ethnic Vote for Trump Explained

The Ethnic Vote for Trump Explained

Communities, Elections 2016, Media, Video December 1, 2016 at 5:26 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at why some in the Latino, South Asian and other communities voted for Donald Trump.

MinKwon to Help Korean Immigrants

MinKwon to Help Korean Immigrants

East Asian, Elections 2016, Immigration, New York, Queens November 29, 2016 at 11:31 am

The MinKwon Center for Community Action is gearing up to help members of the Korean community cope with possible changes in immigration policy, Queens Chronicle reports.

Mayor Dennis Pilla, Councilman Luis Marino, State Senator George Latimer, State Assemblyman Steve Otis, Port Chester Police Chief Richard Conway, Port Chester Village Manager Christopher Steers, St. Peter’s Church Rector Father Hilario Albert and activist and HVCC director Luis Yumbla at the community meeting held in Port Chester to support immigrants facing fear. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Building Sanctuaries to Help Immigrants in Westchester

Elections 2016, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Religion November 23, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Activists and politicians have begun promoting sanctuaries to be located in Port Chester and other cities in Westchester to protect undocumented immigrants against deportation, Westchester Hispano reports.

Nov. 21 panel on Post-Election Immigrant Rights and Protections, held by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. From left to right: Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, Camille Mackler, director of Legal Initiatives for the New York Immigration Coalition, Alizabeth Newman, director of the Community Legal Resource Network at the CUNY School of Law, Alina Das, Co-director of the immigrant Rights Clinic at NYU Law School and Jojo Annobil, executive director of the Immigrant Justice Corps. (Photo by Julius Motal for the Center for Community and Ethnic Media)

Readying for Trump Immigration Policy

Elections 2016, Immigration, New York November 22, 2016 at 5:28 pm

Preparing for the withdrawal of DACA was one of the topics of a panel discussion on post-election immigrant rights and protections, hosted by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on Nov. 21.

(Photo by Cole Rosengren via Hunts Point Express)

Salamanca to City Council from Bronx

Bronx, Elections 2016, Government, Politics February 26, 2016 at 5:03 pm

District manager Rafael Salamanca, who won a special election for the 17th district City Council seat in the Bronx, talks about his plans in The Hunts Point Express.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Mayors Side with Immigrants

Elections 2016, Government, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Politics November 21, 2016 at 6:07 pm

The mayors of cities with a strong Hispanic presence, such as Newark and Paterson, have raised their voices to defend immigrants in the wake of Trump’s election, Reporte Hispano reports.

A March Against Trump in His Native Borough

A March Against Trump in His Native Borough

Elections 2016, Featured Posts, Queens, Video November 21, 2016 at 3:27 pm

Queens residents walked from Dutch Kills Green park to Trump Tower in Manhattan on Nov. 19 to speak out against the president-elect.

Activist Ali Najmi (left), Assembly member David Weprin (looking down), Public Advocate Letitia James (second row, center) and Council member Barry Grodenchik (center) are joined by community members at a Nov. 16 press conference calling for unity. (Photo courtesy of City Councilman Barry Grodenchik via QNS)

Queens Muslims See an Uncertain Future

Elections 2016, Muslim, Queens November 18, 2016 at 6:06 pm

In stories from Queens-based papers, Muslim leaders and public officials in the borough addressed the spate of bias attacks and other concerns in the aftermath of the presidential election.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, with Council members Daniel Dromm and Carlos Menchaca and New York Immigration Coalition Director Stephen Choi call on the city to pass legislation and protect immigrants from fraudulent services. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Braces for Fight against Immigration Fraud Surge

Elections 2016, Government, Immigration, New York November 18, 2016 at 6:03 pm

The City Council is evaluating an initiative to strongly penalize fake lawyers and unscrupulous notaries public who may try to take advantage of immigrants’ fear in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Elmoiz, originally from Sudan, was one of the green cab drivers interviewed in a Brooklyn Daily Eagle video.

He’s Crazy, Smart, Fresh – Brooklyn Cabbies React to Trump Win

Brooklyn, Elections 2016, Transportation November 15, 2016 at 5:36 pm

What do some green cab drivers have to say about Trump winning the presidential election? Brooklyn Daily Eagle finds both unease and optimism among the mostly immigrant cabbies.

So far, about 900,000 people have applied for the IDNYC at centers like this one at 34-33 Junction Blvd in Corona, Queens.
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Might Delete Muni ID Info to Protect Undocumented

Elections 2016, Government, New York November 14, 2016 at 5:55 pm

Amidst growing fears of deportation, undocumented immigrants in NYC received assurances that the city would protect information they submitted in applying for the municipal ID, and said that the city is considering deleting the files, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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