Immigration

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.

(Photo by DeShaun Craddock, Creative Commons license)

A Dream Shattered by Supreme Court’s Decision on DAPA

Immigration July 19, 2016 at 4:40 pm

A Chinese immigrant tells World Journal her story of being undocumented and how the Supreme Court decision blocking DAPA has affected her hopes of visiting her parents, who she hasn’t seen in 22 years.

New voter registration forms in an additional five languages on display  at the city's July 14 briefing at the Homescrest Library in Brooklyn (Photo by Alex Ayala for voices of NY)

NYC Voter Registration Forms, Soon in 10+ Languages

New York City plans to expand the number of languages in which voter registration forms will be available by adding Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French and Arabic to the existing English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Bangla forms.

Mexican native Eduardo Rodríguez, who arrived to the United States at the age of 15, thought that he could not apply for DACA, but Catholic Charities attorney, Jessica Lazo, explained to him that this immigration relief is still available. (Photo by Edwin Martinez via El Diario)

‘The Original DACA Remains Available’

Immigration July 14, 2016 at 2:54 pm

It is estimated that 50 percent of potential beneficiaries of DACA have not applied either out of fear or misinformation, but they still have time to do so, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

New York State Secretary of State Rossana Rosado, announcing the state's new NaturalizeNY initiative (Photo by Yeo Ram Choi for Voices of NY)

NaturalizeNY, a New State Program, Unveiled

Immigration, New York July 13, 2016 at 5:35 pm

New York State Secretary of State Rossana Rosado announced a new public-private initiative, NaturalizeNY, to promote more citizenship applications by immigrants in the state. Academic collaborators will help to assess what works best to encourage applications.

A 1916 map, from promotional materials for the show, indicated (in yellow) the boundaries of”Little Syria.” (Image via Tribeca Trib)

A View of ‘Little Syria’

Immigration, Manhattan, Middle Eastern July 11, 2016 at 1:05 pm

Tribeca Trib reports on a new exhibit depicting Little Syria, a community long gone from Lower Manhattan.

MOIA Commissioner Nisha Agarwal and Steven Ettannani of the NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs (Photo by Arriel Vinson for Voices of NY)

MOIA’s Agarwal Stresses City Services Available to All

MOIA Commissioner Nisha Agarwal, other city officials and representatives of immigrant groups spoke on July 7 about the many city services available to immigrants, regardless of their status.

Alejandro Andrés del Cid, with his wife Krystal Peralta and their twins Zakary and Zayn at the citizenship ceremony held at the New York Public Library.  (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Very Special 4th of July for Hundreds of New Citizens

Immigration, New York July 5, 2016 at 5:15 pm

As the country celebrated Independence Day, 225 New York City immigrants became U.S. citizens at a ceremony at the New York Public Library, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Attendees at a forum on immigration held at the New York Public Library (Photo via El Diario)

Immigration Info Session Held at NYPL

Immigration, New York July 1, 2016 at 5:46 pm

More than 400 people, including several victims of immigration fraud, attended a community forum to learn about the Supreme Court’s recent decision on DACA and DAPA, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Nancy Vega, a Latina immigrant, is hoping that Elizabeth will issue a Municipal ID. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Elizabeth, NJ Closer to Issuing Municipal ID

Government, Immigration, Metro Area July 1, 2016 at 5:25 pm

Elizabeth, New Jersey, could be the next city in the state to offer an identification card issued by the municipality to residents, Reporte Hispano reports.

The new ambassador of El Salvador in the U.S., Claudia Ivette Canjura de Centeno (center), attended the inauguration of the renovated consulate in Elizabeth on Saturday. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

New Jersey Salvadorans Renovate Consulate with Their Own Money

Central American, Immigration, Metro Area June 30, 2016 at 3:20 pm

In an unprecedented effort, Salvadoran and other Latino immigrants put money and effort to renovate and improve the Salvadoran consulate in Elizabeth, NJ, Reporte Hispano reports.

Immigrant advocates protested the decision on DACA and DAPA in front of the Supreme Court in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Activists Press On for DACA and DAPA

Immigration, Manhattan June 27, 2016 at 4:17 pm

Immigrants and activists protested in Lower Manhattan the Supreme Court’s decision blocking immigration relief, which would have benefited around 200,000 undocumented people in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Rally at City Hall following the June 23 Supreme Court decision (Photo by Alex Ayala for for Voices of NY)

Immigrant Advocates Turn to Elections After Supreme Court Ruling

Communities, Featured Posts, Immigration, Voices' Picks June 23, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Politicians, immigration advocates and immigrants reacted with disappointment and anger to the Supreme Court decision in the immigration relief case.

Movie Follows ‘Dreamer’ Who Ran from New York to California

Movie Follows ‘Dreamer’ Who Ran from New York to California

Immigration, Mexican June 22, 2016 at 4:47 pm

Dreamer Carlos Ibarra, who ran from New York to California in 72 days, presents his documentary “Run Carlos Run” about his journey, Reporte Hispano reports.

Linda Solís and Jorge López were ripped off by immigration lawyers when they attempted to legalize their status. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latino Swindlers Take Advantage of Their Culture

Crime, Immigration, Latino, New York June 20, 2016 at 5:51 pm

Hispanics are ripped off by scammers who target victims by knowing their culture, El Diario/La Prensa reports.