Immigration

Immigrant Youth Empowerment at ‘Atlas: DIY’

Immigrant Youth Empowerment at ‘Atlas: DIY’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Social Services, Video, Youth June 23, 2017 at 5:45 pm

BRIC TV visits Atlas: DIY in Sunset Park, a center to empower immigrant youth by giving them access to legal services and educational opportunities.

A Town Hall on Race, Identity & the Women’s Movement

A Town Hall on Race, Identity & the Women’s Movement

Communities, Immigration, Video, Women June 21, 2017 at 3:43 pm

BRIC TV plans a town hall, “reSISTER: Race, Identity & the Women’s Movement,” for June 22 from 7-9 pm at BRIC House, and has released some videos in connection with the event.

Financial Empowerment for Immigrants: a New Guide

Financial Empowerment for Immigrants: a New Guide

Business, Communities, Education, Immigration June 20, 2017 at 9:46 pm

The New York Immigration Coalition and Qualitas of Life Foundation have issued a new financial guide for immigrants.

(Photo by Lambert Parong/ Kababayan Media via The FilAm)

Jose Antonio Vargas Considered Moving to Canada

Immigration, Manhattan, Southeast Asian June 20, 2017 at 5:03 pm

At a Know Your Rights forum in Manhattan, Jose Antonio Vargas revealed that he had thought about moving to Canada until he received a call from Nancy Pelosi, reports The FilAm.

Korean community representatives discussing legal services and other assistance for the undocumented. (Photo via New York Ilbo)

Helping Immigrants through Korean Sanctuary Churches

East Asian, Immigration, New York June 20, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Korean American Civic Empowerment and other organizations discussed how legal and other assistance for undocumented immigrants will be offered through sanctuary churches at a June 15 briefing, New York Ilbo reports.

In the producer’s office Eduard Rubin was told that all they had to do was to record an album and it would send him straight to the top of the American charts in no time. (Photo courtesy of Eduard Rubin)

The Dark Side of Russian Show Business in New York

Culture, Eastern European, Immigration, New York June 20, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Forum Daily tells the story of two Russian immigrants who put their money and energy into producing recordings and videos that failed to make them into the “stars” that slick producers promised.

Heleodora Vivar (Photo via Diario de México)

Heleodora Vivar: A Matriarch Who Defends Her Own

Immigration, Labor, Mexican, New York, Seniors June 19, 2017 at 3:53 pm

A Mexican great-grandmother who’s a Street Vendor Project leader says that if Trump experienced the hardship immigrants go through, he would not survive one day, Diario de México USA reports.

Barack Obama announcing the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program on June 15, 2017. (Screen shot)

Opinion: Marking DACA’s Fifth Anniversary

Immigration, Opinion June 15, 2017 at 12:26 am

June 15 marks the fifth anniversary of President Barack Obama’s announcement of the DACA program to give young undocumented immigrants protection from the threat of deportation.

Jenifer Rajkumar (Photo from NYS Office of Immigrant Affairs, via Desi Talk)

Promoting Naturalize NY in the Asian Community

Immigration, New York, South Asian June 14, 2017 at 3:39 pm

New York state’s Director of Immigrant Affairs, Jenifer Rajkumar, speaks to Desi Talk about the Naturalize NY program, launched in 2016 to help immigrants become U.S. citizens.

An Ecuadorean family is adjusting to life without its matriarch. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Deported Grandmother Case Exposes Risks of Legal Maze

Immigration, South American June 13, 2017 at 4:17 pm

The case of an Ecuadorean grandmother recently deported after being advised to ask ICE to overturn a deportation order dating from 1993, and spending $8,000 in legal fees, showcases the importance of having quality legal representation, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The mural, almost finished. (Photo provided to El Diario by the Loisaida Center)

Restoration of LES Mural Honors the Struggle of Immigrants

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan, Puerto Rican June 7, 2017 at 1:25 pm

The restoration of a 30-year-old mural seeks to link the Lower East Side Puerto Rican arts movement in the 1980s with the current immigrant struggle, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

135th Street during Harlem Week 2016 (Photo by j-No, Creative Commons license)

Harlem Week to Highlight Immigrant Communities

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan June 7, 2017 at 11:25 am

This theme for this year’s monthlong Harlem Week will be “Harlem: Home of Immigrants – Honoring New York’s International Diversity,” reports Amsterdam News.

Community activists and Port Chester Councilman Luis Marino arrived at Manhattan’s immigration court to support the release of Marcos Peñaloza. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Community Response Saves Westchester Immigrant from Deportation

Immigration, Metro Area June 6, 2017 at 5:37 pm

A strong mobilization from the Westchester community has saved an Ecuadorean resident of Sleepy Hollow from being deported, Westchester Hispano reports.

(Screenshot via video of the 2017 Queens Pride Parade in Jackson Heights)

Queens’ Gay Latinos – Proud, but Wary of Trump

Immigration, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens June 5, 2017 at 5:40 pm

While celebrating their parade in Jackson Heights, Latino members of the LGBT community expressed concerns that the Trump administration’s immigration policies will erode their rights, health and safety, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Growing Old as an Immigrant in NYC

Growing Old as an Immigrant in NYC

Immigration, New York, Seniors, Video June 5, 2017 at 3:41 pm

BRIC TV takes a look at the challenges facing older immigrants who, according to a recent study, now make up nearly half of the city’s senior population.