Immigration

Gov. Andrew Cuomo with Andrew Gounardes at a rally. (Photo courtesy of office of Gov. Cuomo, via Documented)

Will NYS Turn to Immigration Issues?

Elections 2018, Immigration, New York November 7, 2018 at 6:09 pm

With Democrats leading the NYS Senate for only the third time in 50 years, there’s an opportunity for long-blocked immigration legislation to be taken up, reports Documented.

Sayu Bhojwani (Photo by Sean Zanni via Gotham Gazette)

Bhojwani: Prepping Immigrant Candidates for Office

Immigration, New York, Politics November 1, 2018 at 5:42 pm

The city’s first MOIA commissioner has a new book out about her work helping immigrant leaders raise money and get elected, reports Gotham Gazette.

Andrew Strong (Photo by Johnette Howard via The East Hampton Star)

Human Rights Lawyer Joins LI Latino Nonprofit

Immigration, Latino, Long Island, Social Services October 29, 2018 at 9:07 pm

The East Hampton Star speaks to Andrew Strong, a lawyer formerly involved in UN cases who now works as OLA of Eastern Long Island’s first full-time human rights attorney.

(Photo by Gery Vereau via Reporte Hispano)

Pro-Immigrant Anthem Turned Into Costa Rican Dance Piece

Culture, Immigration, Metro Area, South American October 23, 2018 at 4:12 pm

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, a Costa Rican dance troupe showcased a piece inspired by the Ricardo Arjona song “El Mojado” in Newark, New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

Claudia (center), who is still trying to reunite with her son, alongside New Sanctuary Coalition executive director Ravi Ragbir and Assemblymember Harvey Epstein on the far right, in Foley Square on Oct. 15. (Photo by Chelsey Sanchez via The Indypendent)

NY State Legislators Push for Transparency on Separated Children

Government, Immigration, Manhattan October 18, 2018 at 5:48 pm

Public officials and community leaders rallied for support of the Separation of Children Accountability Response Act (SCAR Act), which would require agencies to report on the separated children in their facilities, reports The Indypendent.

A red dress, a symbol of the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women and organized efforts to fight Native American women’s heightened risk of violence, hangs near the Peace Fire site on the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton. (By Paula Bess Collins via The Easthampton Star)

Trafficking ‘Under our Noses’ on the East End of LI

Human rights, Immigration, Latino, Long Island, Native American October 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm

The East Hampton Star reports on human and sex trafficking on the eastern end of Long Island.

Youths who took part in the National TPS Alliance traveled to the Vatican to attend the canonization of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero. (Photo by Erik Villalobos via El Diario)

Masses and a Pilgrimage: Immigrants Celebrate Romero Canonization

Immigration, Long Island, Manhattan, Religion October 12, 2018 at 4:24 pm

As 19 tri-state area residents made a pilgrimage to Rome for the canonization of Monsignor Romero and to ask the pope to intercede for TPS beneficiaries, local churches are also celebrating, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

NYC Estimates Impact of ‘Public Charge’ Redefinition

NYC Estimates Impact of ‘Public Charge’ Redefinition

Communities, Immigration, Social Services October 11, 2018 at 5:12 pm

The city of New York released a preliminary analysis of the impact the Trump administration’s proposed expansion of the definition of “public charge” would have on immigrant New Yorkers.

Mr. Pacheco recalls his first days as an immigrant living in Brighton Beach and later in Bensonhurst. (Photo by Carmen Molina Tamacas via Bklyner)

Continuing the Fight on Behalf of TPS Holders

Brooklyn, Immigration, Latino October 10, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Bklyner takes a look at how the recent developments concerning temporary protected status have changed the lives of TPS holders in Brooklyn as their future remains in doubt.

Yvelis Medina, from the Dominican Republic, has worked as a mailwoman for 13 years. (Photo via El Diario)

Postal Workers Claim Privatization Plans Would Harm Immigrants

Immigration, Labor October 9, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Joining a nationwide protest in Flushing, mail workers and elected officials opposed Trump calls to privatize the U.S. postal system as yet another ploy to harm immigrant and middle-class families, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Courtesy photo via RiverheadLOCAL)

TPS Bus Tour Heads to Riverhead

Immigration, Long Island, Transportation October 5, 2018 at 6:05 pm

The “TPS Journey for Justice” bus will stop in Riverhead on Sunday as part of a national tour to tell the stories of the immigrants who have temporary protected status, RiverheadLOCAL reports.

Two members of the community offer their testimony about the fear endured by immigrants at a late September public hearing in the Town of Southampton. (Photo by Maria Piedrabuena via Riverhead Local)

On LI, Urging Limits on Police Collaboration with ICE

Immigration, Latino, Long Island October 4, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Some 100 East End residents and pro-immigrant activists filled Southampton Town Hall to urge the Town Council Office to curtail and regulate how the local police department interacts with ICE, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

(Photo courtesy of SEPA Mujer via RiverheadLOCAL)

Public Charge Backlash Activates LI Pro-Immigrant Groups

Immigration, Long Island October 3, 2018 at 5:50 pm

As part of a series of protests against the planned “public charge” rule, pro-immigrant organizations on Long Island will compile personal testimonies of people who might be affected by the policy, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

Attorney Dan R. Smulian, from Catholic Charities’ Division of Immigrant and Refugee Services. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hotline for Immigrants Worried About ‘Public Charge’ Rule

Immigration, New York October 1, 2018 at 8:28 pm

With the help of El Diario and other media and community organizations, the city will set up a hotline to inform immigrants about the new “public charge” policies, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Farm in North Fork, Long Island (Photo by Long Island Business News, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Advocating for Farmers on LI

Immigration, Long Island, Opinion September 28, 2018 at 11:13 am

An editorial in Riverhead News-Review writes that immigration reform “must keep our farmers in mind” as the industry relies more on immigrant labor than any other in the area.