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NYC Honors a Sikh Actor and Designer

Government, Immigration, South Asian October 26, 2016 at 3:32 pm

During Diwali celebrations, Mayor Bill de Blasio declared Oct. 19 to be Waris Ahluwalia Day to honor the 42-year-old actor and designer, reports News India Times.

(Images via El Diario de Mexico)

Program Brings 100 Emotional Mexican Family Reunions

Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican October 24, 2016 at 4:55 pm

A binational program called Raíces de Puebla facilitated the reunion of 100 families in the tri-state area with their relatives back in Mexico, Diario de México USA and Report Hispano report.

Osman Canales (third from the right) and Dr. Fernández (in the gray suit) with some of the collaborators. (Photo via NoticiaLI)

Hope and Lessons at Long Island DREAMers Conference

Education, Immigration, Latino, Long Island October 19, 2016 at 5:32 pm

More than 500 students participated in an emotional Second Annual Long Island DREAMers Conference, Noticia reports.

City Campaigns Against Islamophobia, State Helps ‘Naturalize NY’

City Campaigns Against Islamophobia, State Helps ‘Naturalize NY’

Immigration, Muslim, New York, Video October 19, 2016 at 5:04 pm

The latest episode of “Independent Sources” examines the city’s “I Am Muslim, I Am NYC” campaign and a state program to help immigrants pay for the cost of applying for citizenship.

L. to r.: Lindsay Lloyd, deputy director of the Human Freedom initiative at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Oh Joon, ambassador and permanent representative of Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York, Joseph Kim, North Korea human rights activist and student at Bard College, Victor Cha, fellow at the George W. Bush institute and senior advisor and Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Kang Chol Hwan, president of the North Korea Strategy center and journalist at the Chosun Ilbo. (Photo via Korea Daily)

A New Initiative to Help North Koreans in U.S.

East Asian, Education, Immigration October 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm

A new initiative to provide financial support to North Korean refugees in the U.S. was announced at The Korea Society, reports Korea Daily.

IN Jackson Heights after the April 2015 Nepal earthwquake, passersby write notes and prayers for Nepal. Adhikaar was active in collecting donations and fighting for TPS for Nepalese in the U.S. (Photo by Dipika Shrestha for Voices of NY)

Helping Nepalese Immigrants for 11 Years

Featured Posts, Immigration, Queens, Social Services, Women October 17, 2016 at 4:54 pm

For the past 11 years, Luna Ranjit has been helping Nepalese immigrants in NYC through the nonprofit organization Adhikaar, which she helped co-found. Now she is moving on, with a strong legacy of accomplishments behind her.

On Oct. 5, several immigrants joined a City Hall demonstration at which Public Advocate Letitia James demanded emergency funding from the federal government to expedite the naturalization of more than half a million people at risk of not being able to vote. (Photo via El Diario)

Would-be Voters Want Citizenship Expedited

Elections 2016, Immigration October 6, 2016 at 5:20 pm

To work through a naturalization backlog at USCIS that could prevent hundreds of thousands of new citizens from voting this November – including some 60,000 New Yorkers – local activists demanded more resources, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

On Oct. 4, Carmencita N. Gutierrez, second from left, director of the Immigrant Affairs unit at the Queens District Attorney’s office, Myongjae Matthew Yi, left, assistant DA, and other panels speak at a workshop in Flushing, Queens. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In Queens, Warning Koreans Against Scams

Crime, East Asian, Immigration, Queens, Seniors October 6, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Lawyers from the Queens District Attorney’s Office and others warned of housing, investment and immigration scams being perpetrated in the Korean community, especially against seniors, reports Korea Daily.

(Twitter image from @Aisling_Irish)

Aisling Irish Center Marks 20 Years in Yonkers

Immigration, Metro Area, Social Services, Western European October 6, 2016 at 2:35 pm

The executive director of the Aisling Irish Center in Yonkers reflects on 20 years of serving the Irish – and non-Irish – in the Irish Echo.

Hundreds of people waving flags at the Bronx Dominican parade. (Photo by Jose Acosta via El Diario)

Dominicans Take the Lead in Naturalization Program

Dominican, Immigration, New York October 4, 2016 at 12:09 pm

More than 30 percent of immigrants who applied for citizenship under the statewide campaign NaturalizeNY are Dominican, followed by Chinese and Mexicans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Protesters outside the meeting chanted in English, Spanish and Cantonese. (Photo by Janaki Chadha in City Limits)

Aiming to Protect Lower Manhattan Residents in Rezoning

Business, Housing, Immigration, Manhattan October 3, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Community Board 3’s Land Use Committee heard from city planners recently, while local residents protested for greater inclusion, City Limits reports.

SEPA Mujer’s Dulce Rojas at a press conference in Westbury. (Photo via Noticia)

Activists Register 5,000 New Voters on Long Island

Elections 2016, Immigration, Long Island, Politics October 3, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Community and pro-immigrant groups register more than 5,000 new voters on Long Island, Noticia Long Island reports.

"Earth" - a  ceramic ball filled with soil from different parts of the world and covered with clay tiles (Photo by Wojtek Maślanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Soil From All Over the World to Fill ‘Earth’ in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Immigration September 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm

“Ziemia” (The Earth), the work of Polish-born artist Martynka Wawrzyniak, to be installed in McGolrick Park, will feature a ceramic ball filled with soil from the U.S., Poland and other parts of the world of importance to Greenpoint residents, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Julissa Arce speaks at Strand Bookstore in New York after her interview with El Diario. (Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

Secrets of an Undocumented Wall Street Executive

Immigration, Latino, Manhattan September 23, 2016 at 10:24 pm

Former undocumented immigrant and Wall Street executive Julissa Arce encouraged Latinos to vote as she presented her memoir “My (Underground) American Dream,” El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Immigrants rally in support of Martín Batalla Vidal, who filed a lawsuit stating that the Texas decision blocking DACA and DAPA does not apply in New York.  (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dreamer Begins Far-Reaching Immigration Case Among Cheers

Immigration, New York September 23, 2016 at 5:12 pm

There was a big show of support at a New York court for Martín Batalla Vidal, a Dreamer who is suing over a Texas court decision that blocked expanded DACA and DAPA, El Diario/La Prensa reports.