Immigration

Preparing for "A Day Without Immigrants" on May 1 (Photo via Cosecha New Jersey/Facebook)

Newark Prepares for Big Day without Immigrants March on May 1

Immigration, Metro Area April 28, 2017 at 4:40 pm

New Jersey’s community activists are preparing a big rally in Newark, New Jersey, for the upcoming Day Without Immigrants on May 1, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo by Xiaoning Chen via World Journal)

Bowne House Exhibits History of Flushing

History, Immigration, Queens April 28, 2017 at 1:43 pm

A bilingual exhibition at Flushing Library, organized by the Bowne House Historical Society, presents the more than 300-year evolution of Flushing from an agricultural community to an urban neighborhood, reports World Journal.

Haitian-American attorney Emmanuel Depas. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Will Haitians Be the Next Deportees?

Caribbean, Government, Immigration April 27, 2017 at 5:50 pm

A Haitian-American lawyer warns that as many as 20,000 Haitians in the NYC area may be deported if TPS is not renewed, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Brooklyn Acting District Attorney Eric González talks about the instruction defense attorneys will receive on immigration issues. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Brooklyn DA Will Protect Immigrants from Deportation for Minor Offenses

Brooklyn, Immigration April 25, 2017 at 5:16 pm

In a challenge to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric González announced the borough’s new measures to protect undocumented immigrants from being deported for minor offenses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

On April 24, Assemblymember Ron Kim, middle, speaks at a press conference at Flushing Town Hall in Queens, joined by members of taxi driver associations and South Asian community organizations. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Kim Reintroduces Bill to Raise Penalties for Assault on Taxi Drivers

Immigration, New York, Transportation April 25, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Assemblyman Ron Kim has reintroduced a bill raising the penalties for assault on taxi drivers, Korea Daily reports.

G. C. Khagendra (Photo via Everest Times)

A New Advisor from the Nepali Disapora

Immigration, South Asian April 21, 2017 at 4:17 pm

Recognizing the Nepali diaspora, the government has appointed New York-based lawyer Khagendra G.C. as a non-resident Nepali advisor, Everest Times reports.

(Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

Poles, Others, Wait Longer for Citizenship

Eastern European, Immigration April 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Gaining citizenship is a longer process than it once was. Nowy Dziennik explores some of the reasons why.

Tom Cat employees (Photo via Brandworkers)

Tom Cat Bakery Workers Call for a ‘Day Without Bread’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Labor, Queens April 20, 2017 at 2:08 pm

On April 21, immigrant workers of Tom Cat Bakery will protest outside the business as part of their “Day Without Bread” initiative, reports LIC Post. BKLYNER reports on two Brooklyn restaurants supporting the campaign.

(Photo by Zaira Cortes via Diario de México)

Workers Laid Off for Joining ‘Day without Immigrants’ Announce Lawsuit

Immigration, Labor, Latino, Long Island April 19, 2017 at 10:07 pm

While 10 Long Island workers fired for participating in the Day Without Immigrants protest are suing their former employers, labor activists help workers avoid being fired if they participate in the next strike, El Diario/La Prensa and Diario de México report.

(Photo from ICE)

Tightened Immigration Enforcement May Put Chinese Restaurants at Risk

East Asian, Immigration, Labor April 19, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Attorneys tell World Journal that Chinese restaurant owners could soon become targeted by immigration authorities under the new priorities for federal prosecutors announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

(Photo via @NYGov on Twitter)

Undocumented Students Disappointed By Cuomo’s Free College Plan

Education, Immigration, New York April 18, 2017 at 3:55 pm

While many cheer Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s free tuition for college plan, undocumented immigrants are disappointed that they have not been included, Diario de México reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Organizations Propose Path to Sanctuary State for NJ

Immigration, Metro Area April 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Pro-immigrant activists are proposing an eight-step path to declare New Jersey a “sanctuary state,” Reporte Hispano reports.

Rogelio Pérez wants to join the march. (Photo via El Diario)

Upper Manhattan Residents Plan Pro-Immigrant March

Immigration, Latino, Manhattan April 14, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Washington Heights volunteers distributed flyers urging people to join a March for Immigrants’ Rights on April 23, ahead of the nationwide protest to be held on May 1, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Empowering Sanctuary Cities

Empowering Sanctuary Cities

Immigration, New York, Puerto Rican, Video April 14, 2017 at 1:06 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at efforts to bolster sanctuary cities as the federal government moves to cut funding. Meanwhile, as many immigrants stop going to hospitals, officials seek to dispel their fears.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, alongside City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Public Advocate Letitia James and U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat at La Marqueta. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Tenants’ Rights Guide for the Undocumented

Housing, Immigration, New York April 13, 2017 at 5:07 pm

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a tenants’ rights guidance for immigrants facing landlord harassment and introduced a bill to make it easier to press charges against those landlords, El Diario/La Prensa reports.