Martín Batalla, 25, filed a lawsuit hoping to establish a new front to fight for President Obama’s administrative measures. (photo via El Diario)

“Dreamer” Files Lawsuit for Immigration Relief in New York

Immigration, New York August 26, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Original DACA beneficiary Martín Batalla is challenging in the New York courts the application of immigration relief by a Texas federal judge, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Yichen Tu in front of a bulletin board filled with housing ads, which she calls the “Craigslist for immigrants.” She holds the Chinese character for “housing.” (Photo by Joseph Hsu via Open City)

‘My Flushing’ through Photos

East Asian, Immigration, Queens August 23, 2016 at 2:46 pm

In a series of photos in Open City, a World Journal reporter identifies notable spots in her adapted home of Flushing that reflect the many Chinese and immigrant residents who make up the neighborhood.

A man stands outside Kunal Jewelers, located next to Lavanya on 74th Street in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo by Mumu Matryoshka, Creative Commons license)

Neighborhoods Like Jackson Heights are ‘Household Names in India’

Demographics, Immigration, Queens, South Asian August 22, 2016 at 3:25 pm

As Indians celebrate their country’s 70th Independence Day, Queens Tribune reports on how the community has grown and thrived in the borough.

Tabatha Lozano started her baking business as a hobby. As it took up more of her time, she decided to open a shop in La Marqueta in East Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinos and Immigrants Lead Entrepreneurship

Business, Immigration, Latino August 19, 2016 at 2:31 pm

The Kauffman Foundation’s current Index of Entrepreneurs points to a noteworthy vitality in these communities when it comes to starting businesses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Image from the IDNYC: A Tool of Empowerment)

Evaluating IDNYC

Government, Immigration, New York August 18, 2016 at 4:19 pm

A new evaluation has much praise for the IDNYC program, which has reached more than 863,000 New Yorkers since its launch in January of 2015, and also some suggestions for improvement.

Pakistan's national baseball team (Photo from Pakistan Federation Baseball website)

Pakistan’s Baseball Team – Coming Soon to Brooklyn

Featured Posts, Immigration, South Asian, Sports August 17, 2016 at 11:37 am

Pakistan may be known for fielding great cricket players, but next month its national baseball team comes to New York for a qualifying round in the World Baseball Classic.

Migration and Separation: Stories of ‘Barrel Children’

Migration and Separation: Stories of ‘Barrel Children’

Caribbean family members separated by migration are telling their stories in the Barrel Stories Project, an initiative that offers both solace and resources to help navigate the experience.

(Illustration by Suphitcha Jan Donsrichan for Voices of NY)

‘Discharge and Dump’ of Mentally Ill from Immigration Detention?

Featured Posts, Health, Immigration, New York August 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm

A new federal civil lawsuit charges that the constitutional rights of mentally ill individuals were violated when they failed to receive discharge planning following their release from an Orange County immigration detention center.

Daniela Benítez as Mia, left in the front, Garett T.K. Taketa as Han, right,  during a dress rehearsal at the Theater at St. Clement's on Aug. 8 fir "Green Card: A New Musical." (Photo by Joeun Lee for Voices of NY)

Immigrant Story Takes Center Stage in ‘Green Card’

East Asian, Featured Posts, Immigration, Voices' Picks August 10, 2016 at 4:21 pm

The struggles of the protagonist in “Green Card” – a South Korean artist desperate to stay in the U.S. – hit close to home for the musical’s cast and crew.

Salvadoran Ana Enriquez, 23, with her daughters Emily and Valeria Romero. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Salvadorans In NY: Between Economic Progress and Immigration Struggles

El Diario/La Prensa reports on the Salvadoran communities on Long Island and in Yonkers as they celebrate their national day.

The notary explained that my parents qualified for a green card because they had been in the U.S. for 10 years and had two children who had been born in the country. While this seemed simple, it quickly became a financial and emotional nightmare. (Photo via El Diario)

Opinion: The 10-Year Myth

Immigration, New York, Opinion August 8, 2016 at 2:48 pm

In this op-ed published in El Diario/La Prensa, a U.S.-born daughter of immigrants tells of the legal ordeal her parents went through when seeking a green card.

Lizette Delgado-Polanco, one of New Jersey’s 17 superdelegates to the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, with candidate Hillary Clinton. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Latina Superdelegate at the Democratic Convention

Dominican, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Politics, Women July 29, 2016 at 3:59 pm

At the Democratic convention, Reporte Hispano talked with superdelegate Lizette Delgado Polanco, a Dominican from NJ, as well as delegates from both the Clinton and Sanders camps.

A Bowery Boy in the street fashions of the 1860s. (Photo via Irish Central)

Remembering the Bowery of Long Ago

History, Immigration, Jewish, Manhattan, Western European July 28, 2016 at 2:14 pm

The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors has mounted a “walking exhibit” to describe the rich and textured history of the 1.25-mile-long thoroughfare, reports Irish Central.

Jack Martins (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

For Republican Jack Martins, an Immigrant Story Worth Telling

Portuguese-American Jack Martins, running on the Republican ticket for the 3rd congressional district seat on Long Island, talks about the immigrants’ journey.

Members of the new cooperative planning to start a child care business on Staten Island. (Photo by Hector Calderon via Diario de Mexico)

SI Workers’ Cooperative to Open Child Care Center

Business, Immigration, Labor, Staten Island, Youth July 25, 2016 at 4:50 pm

A new child care cooperative is being organized on Staten Island, reports Diario de México.