Protesters marched against the Trump administration’s decision to rescind TPS for 60,000 Haitians. (Photo via The Haitian Times)

Haitians Sue Over TPS

Caribbean, Government, Immigration March 21, 2018 at 5:29 pm

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a group of Haitian TPS holders over the termination of the status, reports The Haitian Times.

Shaheen Pasha (Photo courtesy of Shaheen Pasha, via Bklyner)

‘Pure’ American Stories of Immigrant Life

Brooklyn, Health, Immigration, Muslim, South Asian March 21, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Bklyner profiles UMass journalism professor Shaheen Pasha, who is writing about growing up in an immigrant family in Brooklyn.

MOIA on the ‘State of Our Immigrant City’

MOIA on the ‘State of Our Immigrant City’

Immigration, New York March 19, 2018 at 4:37 pm

In its first annual report, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs describes the services and programs it has offered and provides information on the city’s immigrant population.

March 16, 2018 Immigration Lawyers Panel at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Left to right: Errol Louis, Camille Mackler, Rebecca Sosa, Poonam Gupta (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Lawyers Assess Changes in US Immigration Policies

Featured Posts, Immigration March 16, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Immigration lawyers at a panel sponsored by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media discussed the current environment.

Immigrant families celebrate in front of the Westchester County office. (Photo via El Diario)

Westchester Approves Law to Protect Immigrants

Immigration, Metro Area March 13, 2018 at 4:42 pm

The Westchester legislature approved the Immigration Protection Act, which prohibits county employees from using its resources to carry out the job of federal immigration authorities, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Photo via the Tenement Museum

Immigrant Stories Told Through Everyday Objects 

East Asian, History, Immigration, Manhattan March 13, 2018 at 2:48 pm

The Chinese-American Planning Council worked with the Tenement Museum to present “Your Story, Our Story,” an exhibition of ordinary objects brought by immigrant families and the stories behind them, reports World Journal.

Meeting the Legal Needs of Muslims, Arabs and South Asians in NYC

Meeting the Legal Needs of Muslims, Arabs and South Asians in NYC

Meet lawyer Naz Ahmad, who advocates for immigrants “particularly affected by national security and counter-terrorism policies and practices.”

(Photo via The Jewish Week)

Sanctuary Synagogues Band Together to Say ‘Never Again’

Immigration, Jewish, New York, Social Services March 9, 2018 at 3:29 pm

Two coalitions composed of synagogues and Jewish nonprofits across NYC strive to help refugees and immigrants as part of the sanctuary synagogue movement, reports The Jewish Week.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, at the March 8 Newsmakers briefing at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, with Errol Louis, CUNY J-school professor and NY1 political correspondent (Photo by Marco Poggio for the Center for the Community and Ethnic Media)

Council Speaker Johnson Addresses Ethnic Media

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson met with the community and ethnic press at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism March 8.

Fatima Coundoul (Photo via Open City)

‘To be Muslim, Black, and Undocumented’

African, Immigration, Muslim, Women March 7, 2018 at 2:56 pm

Fatima Coundoul, a DACA recipient who aspires to be an English teacher, tells her story to Open City.

Day Laborers must take safety course OSHA 10 or their employers will be fined. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Deadline Arrives for Day Laborers to Get Safety Training

Immigration, Labor, New York February 28, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Starting on March 1, employers or construction companies will be fined if they hire workers – including day laborers – who have not passed an OSHA safety training course, Queens Latino reports.

Immigrant Rights and Services Manual

Immigrant Rights and Services Manual

Immigration, New York February 28, 2018 at 3:02 pm

The 2018 version of the City Comptroller’s Immigrant Rights and Services Manual is now available in Arabic and Urdu as well as eight other languages, and has new sections on hate crimes and DACA.

Participants in the "Day without Immigrants" march in February 2017 in Hampton Bays. (File photo by Denise Civiletti via RiverheadLOCAL)

New LI Immigrant Rapid Response Network

Immigration, Long Island, Social Services February 26, 2018 at 2:48 pm

Members of the North Fork Rapid Response Network accompany immigrants to court proceedings and keep an eye on ICE activity, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

(Photo by Kenneth Lu, Creative Commons license)

Report Denounces Uneven Legal Assistance for NY Immigrants

Immigration, New York February 23, 2018 at 6:04 pm

A report denounces a lack of transparency in the distribution of free legal defense resources, and criticizes that people convicted of serious crimes are being left out, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The Feb. 20 memorial service for Peter Wang at Chatham Square.(Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Fujianese Immigrants Mourn Peter Wang

East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan, Youth February 21, 2018 at 5:20 pm

Sing Tao Daily writes about the Fujianese immigrant family of high school student Peter Wang, who was killed in Florida last week.