Immigration

Liu decision’s to join the U.S. Army is not supported by his family (Photo provided to World Journal)

Hopes for Chinese to Naturalize Via Military Dashed

East Asian, Government, Immigration July 24, 2017 at 5:41 pm

Chinese students are among the foreigners whose futures are left in limbo after the federal government halted the MAVNI program, which gives expedited naturalization to immigrants who join the U.S. Army, reports World Journal.

(Photo by stvcr, Creative Commons license)

Latina Immigrants Drown Their Stress in Alcohol

Health, Immigration, Latino, Women July 24, 2017 at 4:26 pm

According to a study, recently-arrived Latinas are drinking in excess to calm the anxiety caused by the effort of adapting to a new life, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

According to the guide, there are three ways in which ICE agents may approach a business to look for undocumented immigrants. The guide was published in a number of languages, including Spanish. (Photo via El Diario)

When ‘La Migra’ Comes to the Workplace

Immigration, Labor July 20, 2017 at 5:22 pm

At a packed presentation at Elmhurst Hospital of the guide “What to Do if Immigration Comes to Your Workplace,” attorneys recommended that employers receive training on how to deal with an ICE raid the same way they do for fire emergencies, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

From left: Jorge W. Lopez (Ecuador), Ana Lorena Siria de Lara (El Salvador), Jaime Alberto Acosta (Colombia), Diego Gómez Pickering (México) and Alberto Hart Potestá (Perú)
(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Latin American Consuls Join Forces in the Tri-State Area

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area July 19, 2017 at 12:26 pm

Consuls of different Latin American nations joined efforts in New Jersey to work on issues concerning their immigrant compatriots, including conditions at detention centers, Reporte Hispano reports.

Handicrafts street vendor Segundo Pérez. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

With City Hall in Queens, Residents Offer Praise and Criticism

Government, Immigration, Latino, Queens July 18, 2017 at 5:19 pm

As Mayor de Blasio “moves” to Queens as part of the “City Hall in Your Borough” initiative, Latino immigrants express gratitude for his efforts to maintain a sanctuary city and make specific demands (more schools, affordable housing) while some grumble that he is just pandering for votes, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

HALANY President Ritha Pierre (left) and Rodney Pepe-Souvenir were just two of the many lawyers on hand during HALANY’s Temporary Protected Status renewal clinic held in Flatbush in June. (Photo courtesy of HALANY via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Haitian Attorneys Hold TPS Clinics in Flatbush

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration July 17, 2017 at 3:12 pm

The Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York have held clinics to assist community members ahead of the expected termination of Temporary Protected Status in January of next year, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Safety liaison Arsecio Ludeña leads a 10-hour construction safety class for immigrant workers in Brooklyn. (Photo by Samia Bouzid for Voices of NY)

‘Safety Liaisons’ Fight for Immigrant Construction Workers

Featured Posts, Immigration, Labor, New York July 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm

Members of the Worker’s Justice Project known as “safety liaisons” train Hispanic construction workers in recognizing safety hazards and understanding their rights, in an effort to prevent injuries and deaths on the job.

Janice Ginger & Ramesh Palaniandi

‘As a US Citizen I Don’t Feel Safe’

Featured Posts, Immigration, Video July 13, 2017 at 1:52 pm

Dozens of volunteers accompany detainees to immigration court and support them in other ways. Listen to one of them talk about her experiences helping her husband and others.

One of the three phone booths that make up the "Once Upon a Place" art installation in Times Square (Photo via News India Times)

Immigrant Stories in Times Square Phone Booths

Immigration, Manhattan July 12, 2017 at 4:59 pm

News India Times describes interactive art installations in the city, including phone booths that share the stories of immigrant New Yorkers, and “talking statues.”

(Photo by ThoseGuys119, Creative Commons license)

Fear Grows Over Alleged ICE Targeting of LI Students

Education, Immigration, Long Island July 11, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Activists fear that the detention of two students from a Suffolk school who were accused of being gang members may give ICE free rein to arrest youths with no criminal background, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

On June 19 during a Poughkeepsie Council meeting, many gathered in support of sanctuary counties. (Photo courtesy of Felipe Santos, R-volución Radio via La Voz)

Opinion: On Sanctuary Counties

Immigration, New York, Opinion July 11, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Following a Poughkeepsie Council vote in favor of declaring the city a sanctuary, Mariel Fiori writes in La Voz that now is the time for county governments “to work harder to show us that they truly protect all of their residents.”

Representatives from My Way Development Center, with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (Photo courtesy of the Russian American Federation)

Russian Heritage Month Observed

Culture, Eastern European, Immigration, Metro Area, New York July 10, 2017 at 2:09 pm

Russian Heritage Month, a series of events and exhibits sponsored by the Russian American Federation, is concluding in a few days. Forum Daily and Russkaya Reklama covered some events.

Protesting the death of Rolando Meza Espinoza. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Death of Immigrant Detainee Reveals Poor Conditions at ICE Jails

Immigration, Metro Area July 7, 2017 at 5:01 pm

According to a pro-immigrant group, the death of Honduras-born Rolando Meza-Espinoza at a correctional facility in Kearny, New Jersey, was the result of the poor medical attention provided to ICE detainees, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Screen shot from Carlos Davila youtube channel)

NYC DCA Charges Purveyor of Fraudulent ‘National ID’ for Immigrants

Bronx, Immigration, Metro Area, New York July 6, 2017 at 5:07 pm

The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs has charged Carlos Davila and A New Beginning for Immigrants Rights with numerous violations and seeks more than $1.3 million in fines.

Councilman Luis Marino explains to the community that he fully supports immigrants and that he opposes ICE’s request. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Port Chester Immigrants Demand Police Not Collaborate With ICE

Immigration, New York, Police July 5, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Port Chester immigrants and community leaders requested the suspension of collaboration between the police and immigration authorities, Westchester Hispano reports.