Immigration

Jenny Hou’s family and supporters (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Jenny Hou Avoids Deportation

East Asian, Immigration, New York, Politics March 24, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Jenny Hou, the former treasurer of John Liu’s mayoral campaign who was convicted over fundraising irregularities in 2013, will not be deported, reports Sing Tao Daily.

A scene in Greenpoint. (Photo by Anna Arciszewska via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish, and Living in the U.S. without Papers

Eastern European, Immigration, New York March 24, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Nowy Dziennik spoke with Poles working without papers, some for many years.

Activists call on city authorities to keep adult education programs going, particularly English classes. (Photo via El Diario)

Activists Plead to Save Adult Literacy Program

Education, Immigration, New York March 23, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Activists, students and teachers asked City Hall to keep funding English classes for adults, which benefit some 6,000 New Yorkers, in the new budget, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Yaharia Burgos, who works as a doorwoman, is asking ICE to free her husband, Juan Vivares. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

New ICE Detention Becomes Rallying Cry for Pro-Immigrant Groups

Immigration, New York March 22, 2017 at 4:17 pm

Union members, elected officials and community leaders come together to ask to halt the deportation of a Colombian man whose wife and children are U.S. citizens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jenifer Rajkumar, Gov. Cuomo’s Director of Immigration Affairs meets an immigrant family in New York. (Photo by Sultan Khan via News India Times))

Rajkumar on New NYS Immigration Affairs Post

Immigration, New York, Politics, South Asian March 22, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Jenifer Rajkumar has been named by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be the new director of Immigration Affairs for New York State, News India Times reports.

From the exhibition (Photo by Louis Chan)

Chinese-American Homes in Louis Chan’s Lens

Culture, East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan March 22, 2017 at 1:49 pm

A photo exhibit by Louis Chan, the artist-in-residence at Pearl River Mart, gives a glimpse into the homes of Chinese Americans and the “Chinese characteristics” they keep intact, reports World Journal.

One of the earliest items in the “Tattooed New York” exhibit are these mezzotints from 1710. They feature portraits of four Mohawk and Mohican leaders. The “Tattooed New York” exhibit has a number of representations of Native American tattoos. (Photo by Leeanne Root for Indian Country Media Network)

Native American Bodywork’s Influence on Tattoo Art

Immigration, Manhattan, Native American March 21, 2017 at 5:02 pm

An exhibit at the New-York Historical Society features numerous examples of Native American body art, reports Indian Country Media Network.

Bronx Housing Court (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

‘Housing Instability’ and the Undocumented

Housing, Immigration, New York March 17, 2017 at 3:31 pm

The undocumented may be fearful of asserting their legal rights as tenants, housing advocates say in a City Limits article.

Am I a Threat to Your Liberty Art Print by Laolu

‘I’m an Immigrant – Am I a Threat to Your Liberty?’

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Immigration March 17, 2017 at 3:21 pm

Famous for his body art in Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” Nigerian-born artist Laolu Senbanjo’s recent piece, entitled “Am I a Threat to Your Liberty,” comes as a result of the November election, reports BKLYNER.

Photo by John McCarten

City Council Evaluates ICE’s Actions at NYC Courts

Government, Immigration, New York March 16, 2017 at 3:36 pm

In an emotional public hearing, the City Council investigated claims that ICE is detaining immigrants who have committed minor offenses when they appear in court, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Homeland Security and ICE were reportedly involved in the arrest of two Chinese women who worked as masseuses. (Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Prostitution May Lead to Deportation 

East Asian, Immigration, Long Island March 16, 2017 at 3:21 pm

With the involvement of Homeland Security and ICE in the recent arrests of massage parlor employees, an attorney notes in World Journal the increasing presence of the agencies in such cases.

Sapana Shah (Photo via News India Times)

A More ‘Safe and Welcoming’ Edison Township?

Immigration, Metro Area March 16, 2017 at 1:41 pm

An Edison Township council member is advocating a measure that ensures residents that it is a “safe and welcoming” community, News India Times reports.

View of the Hudson River in winter. (Photo by Natalie Schuman via La Voz)

An Immigrant Woman’s Testimony

Immigration, Labor, New York March 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm

La Voz offers a first-person testimony of an immigrant woman in the Hudson Valley who has fulfilled her dream of earning a diploma in the U.S. after struggling with domestic violence as a child and a life of discrimination and harassment as an undocumented person.

(Photo via Diario de Mexico)

How Undocumented Parents Can Protect Children Born Here

Immigration, Youth March 15, 2017 at 5:38 pm

Undocumented parents fearing ICE face a particular set of legal challenges to prevent children who are U.S. citizens from being left unprotected, in legal limbo or in care of the state, Diario de México USA reports.

The Village of Irvington welcomes immigrants. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

More Westchester Villages Support Undocumented Immigrants

Immigration, Metro Area March 14, 2017 at 11:39 am

A municipal resolution forbidding local police from collaborating with ICE passed unanimously in Irvington, the latest Westchester town to formally express support for immigrants, Westchester Hispano reports.