Immigration

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.

(Photo by Gery Vereau via Diario de México)

Newark Opens New Site to Obtain Municipal ID

Government, Immigration, Metro Area September 21, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Looking to be “friendlier and hospitable to its immigrants,” Newark, New Jersey, opened its third center to apply for the city’s municipal ID, Diario de México reports.

Mino (a.k.a. Nouns) with the valiha. (Photo courtesy Mino Razafimpamonjy, via Brooklyn Rail).

From Madagascar to Corona: Making Music in a Basement

African, Asian, Culture, Immigration, Queens September 20, 2016 at 1:22 pm

The Brooklyn Rail shines a light on Malagasy musicians in New York, telling the story of a little-known community of immigrants from Madagascar.

Feast of San Gennaro in 2015 (Image via Voices of NY video)

On Little Italy and the Feast of San Gennaro

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan, Western European September 14, 2016 at 6:36 pm

Little Italy resident John Fratta speaks to Our Town about the Feast of San Gennaro, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, as well as on growing up in Little Italy and the relationship between Italians in the neighborhood and the Chinese in Chinatown.

(Photo by Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons license)

In Chinatown, Surprising Support for Trump from New Immigrants

Asian, East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan, New York, Politics September 14, 2016 at 2:36 pm

In City LImits, Sing Tao Daily reporter Rong Xiaoqing writes about the surprising support for Donald Trump among recent Chinese immigrants in Chinatown.

Clement Lee, a lawyer with Make the Road New York, said that HIV-positive undocumented people may talk about their specific cases with legal advisors to evaluate if there are options available to them to legalize their status, such as seeking asylum. (Photo via El Diario)

NYC: A Safe Harbor for HIV Patients

Health, Immigration, New York September 13, 2016 at 1:56 pm

By offering medical help, housing and legal counseling regardless of immigration status, New York has effectively become a sanctuary city for HIV-positive people, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Reva Gupta of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), speaking at the Sept. 1 briefing.  (Photo by Julius Motal for the Center for Community and Ethnic Media)

Encouraging Asians and Pacific Islanders to Apply for DACA

Asian, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Voices' Picks September 2, 2016 at 6:08 pm

Asians and Pacific Islanders who qualify for DACA apply in “disproportionately low” numbers, and a roundtable at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism was held Sept. 1 to highlight the issue. It was attended by representatives from the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), the USCIS and New York City-based nonprofits serving the immigrant community.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto  and Donald Trump (Photos by Comisión Nacional de Cultura Física y Deporte México and GAge Skidmore, Creative Commons license)

Local Mexicans Appalled By Trump and President Peña-Nieto

Immigration, Mexican, Politics September 1, 2016 at 1:49 pm

Asked about Trump’s visit to Mexico, Mexicans in New York expressed their disdain for both the GOP candidate and President Peña-Nieto, Diario de México USA reports.

Catalina Santiago is arrested by police outside of Trump Tower.

Labor Activists Arrested at Trump Tower

Movimiento Cosecha protested in front of Trump Tower on August 3, saying that undocumented immigrant labor held build the

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer (Photo by Yeo Ram Choi/Voices of NY)

Opinión: Un trabajo digno merece una paga digna

Government, Immigration, Labor, Opinion August 31, 2016 at 6:23 pm

El Contralor de la Ciudad de Nueva York Scott M. Stringer escribe en este artículo de opinión para Voices of New York sobre los esfuerzos de su oficina para contactar a más de 1.000 trabajadores a quienes les deben $5 millones en salarios y beneficios, los cuales les fueron negados por contratistas financiados por la ciudad.

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer (Photo by Yeo Ram Choi/Voices of NY)

Stringer Launches Renewed Campaign to Award Unclaimed Wages

Communities, Government, Immigration, Labor, New York August 31, 2016 at 6:19 pm

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer is relaunching an effort to reach more than 1,000 laborers who are owed prevailing wages from city contractors who underpaid them.

Ángeles Méndez, 18, protesting in front of the Trump Tower. Méndez said DACA has helped her with her studies. "I I tell those who can apply for DACA to do it, to not be afraid and, if they don’t meet the educational requirements, to make use the City’s programs, because that way they will have many opportunities in their lives," said Méndez. (photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Hall Helps DACA Recipients with Their Studies

Education, Immigration, New York August 29, 2016 at 4:47 pm

The City and CUNY launched the DACA Education Initiative, which will offer classes to help youths meet the immigration relief’s educational requirements and be able to apply, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Driver Carla Pérez believes that it is necessary for drivers to learn English. (Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Taxi Drivers Support Elimination of English Test

Government, Immigration, New York, Transportation August 29, 2016 at 11:27 am

Elected officials and immigrant taxi drivers support the decision to eliminate an English test as part of the creation of a universal license for all types of vehicles, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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.