Immigration

Talukder came to the United States in the 1980s, when he was still a teenager, and qualified for the late amnesty program for green cards in 1990, he said. He later filed for asylum after receiving death threats from the Jamaat Islami Party, a fundamentalist party, while visiting Bangladesh, he said. (Photo by Katie Honan via City Limits)

Bangladeshi Father in Queens ‘Fears the Worst’

Immigration, Queens, South Asian November 17, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Riaz Talukder “fears the worst” ahead of his ICE check-in on Nov. 20 after agents told him last month “to return with a passport and a plane ticket back to Bangladesh,” writes City Limits.

Honorees of the 2017 Ambassador Awards, presented by TimesLedger newspapers to Queens immigrants who have made a difference in our community in the fields of medicine, art, business, law and philanthropy. (Photo by Michael Shain via Times Ledger)

‘Queens Heroes’ Celebrated

Twenty-five immigrants from different fields were honored by Times Ledger.

Members of the Street Vendor project join hands and chant "Vendor power!" and "Se, se puede!" at the end of the International Street Vendors Day celebration.(Photo by Samantha Maldonado for Voices of NY)

Street Vendors Celebrate and Organize

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, New York November 15, 2017 at 5:04 pm

At the fifth annual International Street Vendors Day celebration, organizers brought attention to a Council bill that would add nearly 4,500 vending permits in the city.

The Jwan Kanj family in Bay Ridge. (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via Brooklyn Paper)

Help in Resettling in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern November 15, 2017 at 4:40 pm

Displaced persons get help from a new special fund begun by the Arab American Family Support Center, reports Brooklyn Paper.

(Image via The Haitian Times)

Haitian Groups to Rally for TPS

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration November 14, 2017 at 3:28 pm

Haitian organizations will hold a rally Nov. 18 at Cadman Plaza to seek an extension of Temporary Protected Status, reports The Haitian Times.

Governor-elect Phil Murphy with members of Make the Road New Jersey during his campaign. (Photo via Facebook)

Murphy’s Victory Lifts Hopes of NJ Hispanic Community

Government, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area November 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

As advocates are hopeful that the victory of Gov. Phil Murphy in New Jersey will bring positive changes for Hispanics, the elected governor has named a Latino to run the transition team, Reporte Hispano reports.  

An "UpStander" training workshop. (Photo courtesy of the Center for Anti-Violence Education)

How to Be an ‘Upstander’

Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, New York November 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Learn how to be an “upstander,” not a bystander, when you see someone being harassed for who they are or what they look like.

(Photo by Tequila Minksy)

A Walk in East Harlem

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan November 10, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Photos from a photo walk in East Harlem in October.

A Trilingual Chinese Church in Sunset Park

A Trilingual Chinese Church in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, East Asian, Immigration, Religion, Video November 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm

A video from BRIC TV gives a glimpse inside The Church of Grace to Fujianese NY in Sunset Park, one of the largest Chinese churches in NYC.

(Photo via Long Island Wins)

Remembering Marcelo Lucero

Immigration, Latino, Long Island November 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Long Island Wins notes the 9th anniversary of the killing of Ecuadorean Marcelo Lucero.

Protest in favor of TPS extension at 26 Federal Plaza. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

New Yorkers Call for TPS Extension

Central American, Immigration, New York November 7, 2017 at 4:42 pm

As Central Americans are at risk of deportation because of termination of protection status, New York activists and advocates warn of devastating consequences for hundreds of thousands of families across the country, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

In Elizabeth, NJ (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Hispanics in Elizabeth Apathetic about Elections

Elections 2017, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area October 30, 2017 at 3:14 pm

In a political potluck, as part of the collaborative journalism project Voting Block, Hispanic residents in Elizabeth, New Jersey, discussed the next gubernatorial race, Reporte Hispano reports.  

The three candidates for the 43rd District City Council seat, Justin Brannan, John Quaglione and Bob Capano were vetted before the Arab American Association Of New York on Oct. 24. (Photo By Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Arab American Association Holds Council Debate

Brooklyn, Immigration, Politics October 25, 2017 at 4:57 pm

The Arab American Association of New York and Fight Back Bay Ridge organized a City Council debate for the 43rd district seat to address issues relevant to the local Arab and immigrant populations, reports Kings County Politics.

Naked Cowgirl Patricia Burck, with her famous husband, Robert Burck, in Times Square. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Naked Cowboy’s Wife Gets a Green Card Under Trump

Immigration, Mexican October 24, 2017 at 5:21 pm

The “Naked Cowgirl,” the wife of the famous Times Square character – and Trump supporter – has obtained her green card after several years waiting for a pardon, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Amanda Morales-Guerra, with her son David in Holyrood Church, a month after seeking sanctuary to ask for a solution to her immigration situation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario NY)

Guatemalan Mother Still Waits for a Second Chance

Government, Immigration, Manhattan October 20, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Amanda Morales-Guerra and her three children continue to live in Manhattan’s Holyrood Church, as immigration authorities refuse to reopen her case to allow her attorneys to contest her deportation order, reports El Diario/La Prensa.