Immigration

Protestors in front of 26 Federal Plaza during a 2018 march against the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policies. (Photo by Max Siegelbaum via Documented)

Immigration Court Chaos Thanks to Shutdown

Immigration, Manhattan January 16, 2019 at 4:51 pm

Documented looks at the impact of the partial government shutdown on the immigration courts.

From left to right: Ketlie Numa-Lespinas, Rodneyse Bichotte, Raymond Joseph, Maria Castaneda and Mathieu Eugene pose for a photograph following the 1199SEIU press conference in Manhattan Jan 11. (Photo by Bianca Silva via The Haitian Times)

Haitian TPS Campaign Marks Earthquake Anniversary

Caribbean, Environment, Immigration, New York January 15, 2019 at 5:06 pm

On the eve of the ninth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East announced a campaign to support TPS holders and Dreamers, reports The Haitian Times.

Mónica Martínez (wearing blue) with her family after becoming the first senator of Salvadoran descent in the New York State. (Photo from Sen. Martínez's office via El Diario)

Mónica Martínez: A Salvadoran-American in Albany

After her historic swearing-in ceremony as the first Salvadoran-American in the Albany legislature, state Sen. Mónica Martínez talked with El Diario La Prensa about her agenda, which included education, the environment and immigration issues.

The NYC Care program will launch this summer in The Bronx. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

De Blasio’s Health Care Program, a Ray of Hope for Immigrants?

Health, Immigration, New York January 9, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Latino New Yorkers and pro-immigrant organizations warmly welcomed Mayor de Blasio’s proposal for a public health plan that would cover undocumented immigrants, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Nilda and her son Keyden. (Form the website https://www.whiletheywait.org)

Helping Immigrants, ‘While They Wait’

Immigration, Media January 8, 2019 at 4:12 pm

Remezcla writes about a new campaign to help immigrants waiting for their cases to be heard in immigration court, and the music video that accompanied the launch of the campaign.

Protesters marched against the Trump administration’s decision to rescind TPS for 60,000 Haitians. (Photo via The Haitian Times)

Trial Over Haitian TPS Lawsuit Starts

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration January 7, 2019 at 5:19 pm

BK Reader and The Haitian Times report that a federal trial started Monday over a lawsuit filed in Brooklyn on the government’s “unlawful termination” of temporary protected status, the first of its kind.

City Council member Mark Treyger, at right, in front of City Hall (Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

Treyger on Interpretation Services

Eastern European, Immigration, New York January 7, 2019 at 3:43 pm

The Russian community expressed support for City Council member Mark Treyger’s bill that would allow interpreters to offer non-English speaking voters more assistance at the polls, reports Russkaya Reklama.

South Bronx United player Jhonny Theze, wearing the No. 10 blue jersey, drives the ball toward the goal during a Nov. 3 match in Soundview Park in the Bronx against the Manhattan Celtics. (Photo by Vera Haller via Documented)

Soccer, Tutoring – and Legal Help, in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Immigration, Youth January 4, 2019 at 4:42 pm

South Bronx United added legal services to its roster of offerings to teens in the Bronx, when organizers realized many immigrant youth needed the help, reports Documented.

Make the Road NY and the New York Immigration Coalition said that they will not let their guard down this year in their fight for immigrants. (Photo courtesy of Make the Road New York)

Immigrant Organizations Vow to Keep Pressure to Fight Trump

Immigration January 3, 2019 at 3:02 pm

Leaders of the city’s foremost pro-immigrant organizations vow to pursue local and national initiatives in 2019, including the fight for statewide driver’s licenses and opposing Trump’s wall, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Cuban immigrant Román Valdés said that he has had housing assistance coupons since 2016 but no one takes them. (Photo via El Diario)

What the Latino Community Wishes for 2019

From immigration to driver’s licenses, education, civil rights, housing, and subway issues, Hispanic New Yorkers express their wishes for 2019 to El Diario La Prensa.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Activists Vow to Continue Fight for NJ Driver’s Licenses

Immigration, Metro Area, Transportation December 21, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Activists blast the legislature for “broken promises,” and vow to keep pushing for the issue in 2019, Reporte Hispano reports.

Edafe Okporo speaks about his experience seeking asylum in the United States. (Photo by Mazin Sidahmed via Documented)

Stories of Immigrant Detention

Immigration, Manhattan December 20, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Immigrant stories of detention were told at The Art of Return, a performance series held on the Lower East Side, reports Documented.

City Hall in NYC/ (Photo: By Christopher Lee via Documented)

Reviving a Muni-Based Health Care Option for NYC’s Uninsured and Undocumented

Health, Immigration, New York December 19, 2018 at 3:12 pm

Documented explores how some are trying to revive a municipal-based health care plan for the uninsured in NYC.

Many immigrants move to New York because they believe they will be protected despite lacking legal immigration status. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Sharp Increase of Undocumented Immigrant Arrests in NYC  

Immigration December 18, 2018 at 3:54 pm

New York City officials and immigration activists expressed dismay at an ICE report that recorded a 35-percent increase in undocumented immigrant arrests this year, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Borough President Melinda Katz, Council member Rory Lancman and retired judge Gregory Lasak all say they support an immigration hardship plea policy. (Photos, l. to r.: by David Brand via Queens Daily Eagle; courtesy of Rory Lancman; by Andy Katz via Queens Daily Eagle)

Embracing the ‘Immigration Hardship Plea Policy’

Immigration, Queens December 12, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Queens DA candidates say they support an “immigration hardship plea policy,” reports Queens Daily Eagle.