Immigration

Guatemalan Mother Reunites with Her Three Children in NYC

Guatemalan Mother Reunites with Her Three Children in NYC

Central American, Immigration, Women, Youth July 16, 2018 at 5:27 pm

As a Guatemalan mother reunited with her three kids who had been detained in El Barrio, Mamaroneck held a vigil for another immigrant mother who took refuge in a New York church, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

In memoriam: Reyna Candia, right, the mother of 4-year-old Luz Gonzalez, and the girl's father chose not to attend their daughter's funeral in Mexico due to fears they would be stopped at the border amid the crack down on immigration under President Donald Trump, according to Gonzalez's godmother Fabiola Mendieta, left. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn paper)

Seeking Justice for Mexican-American Girl

Brooklyn, Immigration, Mexican, Youth July 16, 2018 at 3:31 pm

Brooklyn Paper reports that the Mexican parents of a four year old killed by a hit-and-run driver declined to travel to Mexico for her burial, fearing that they might not be able to return to the U.S.

Rally for solidarity against the deportation of immigrants in front of 26 Federal Plaza. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Budget’s $46M in Aid for Immigrants Not Enough, Activists Say

Government, Immigration, New York July 12, 2018 at 6:15 pm

The New York City Council assigned $46 million in funds for free lawyers and other programs shielding immigrants against the Trump administration, but activists say this is insufficient, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Victoria Hernández, community coordinator with SEPA Mujer on Long Island urges political pressure on Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

New Policy Changes Add Misery to the Plight of Immigrants

Immigration, Long Island July 11, 2018 at 6:58 pm

As recent policy changes in Washington are making immigrants uneasy about applying for benefits for fear of deportation, pro-immigration activists brace for the prospect that a law that protects victims of domestic violence will not be renewed by Congress, Noticia Long Island reports.

(Images via The Amsterdam News)

‘Blacks vs. Latinos’ Thanks to Trump?

African American, Black, Immigration, Latino, New York July 11, 2018 at 2:14 pm

The Amsterdam News explores whether Trump policies are driving a wedge between different groups.

Hongjun Yu, owner of Tang’s Noodle, at the Canal Street restaurant. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Immigrant Restaurateur Struggles with Culture Shock

Business, East Asian, Food, Immigration, Manhattan July 9, 2018 at 3:58 pm

For a restauranteur from China, running a restaurant in Chinatown proved more difficult than he imagined as the procedure to open one differs greatly between China and New York. He shares his experience with Sing Tao Daily.

The "Essential Plan" is just one of the health plans offered through the New York State Department of Health.

Finding Health Care in the Land of Opportunity

Featured Posts, Health, Immigration July 9, 2018 at 3:47 pm

A recent immigrant from Pakistan granted asylum in the U.S. reflects on the difficulties associated with obtaining affordable health care.

Congressman Adriano Espaillat and Guatemalan migrant Yeni González. (Photo via Espaillat's Twitter page)

Guatemalan Mom Reunites with Her Children in NYC

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan July 5, 2018 at 4:54 pm

Guatemalan mom Yeni González was briefly reunited with her three children at the Cayuga Centers in East Harlem after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Meghan Dunn (Photo vai Chalkbeat)

What Separated Children Require in School

Brooklyn, Education, Immigration, Youth July 5, 2018 at 1:02 pm

Chalkbeat talks with a NYC principal with “deep experience” in helping children cope with trauma.

City officials announcing the services that will be offered the 300 children separated from their parent by the "zero tolerance" policy, brought to NYC under federal jurisdiction. (Screen shot from

NYC Offers Help to Separated Children

Immigration, New York, Youth July 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm

NYC will offer the 300 children here under federal jurisdiction, separated from their parents at the southern border, an array of health and other services.

Volunteers assisted Dominican applicant Alberto Jorge (right) and his son Jorge Alberto (left). (Photo by Pablo Ayerra via El Diario)

600 Immigrants Receive Free Counseling at Citizenship Now

Immigration, Latino, New York, Social Services July 3, 2018 at 3:33 pm

Hundreds of immigrants, the majority of them Hispanic, obtained free citizenship counseling from volunteers and lawyers at the 16th edition of Citizenship Now!, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Marchers in Queens. At left, Jessica Ramos and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Center, Tania Mattos from Barrios Unidos.(Photo via Queens Latino)

Tri-State Area Marches Demand the End of Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’

Immigration, Long Island, Manhattan, New York, Queens July 2, 2018 at 5:21 pm

As thousands of people marched on Saturday at Families Belong Together rallies to demand the end of the separation of migrant children from their parents on the southern border, several Hispanic newspapers reported on marches across the tri-state area.

Central intersection in Little Haiti. (Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre via The Haitian Times)

Can ‘Little Haiti’ Thrive?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration July 2, 2018 at 4:04 pm

A part of Central Brooklyn has now been designated Little Haiti, reports Brooklyn Paper. The Haitian Times examines whether the new district can have the success attained by other enclaves in the current political environment.

Consuls and NYC Council members come together to demand that undocumented children are promptly reunited with their parents. From left: Council members Stephen Levin (District 33) and Carlos Menchaca (District 38), Mexican consul Diego Gómez Pickering, Honduran Consul Juan Diego Zelaya, Guatemalan Consul Pedro Tzunún, Costa Rican Consul Rolando Madrigal. (Photo via El Diario)

Consuls in NYC Team Up to Call for Family Reunification

Government, Immigration, Latino, Manhattan June 27, 2018 at 5:24 pm

The consuls general of Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Costa Rica joined forces to demand the reunification of families separated at the border, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Deborah Barrios Vásquez and her son Kener Maldonado during the announcement. (Photo by María Lombard via El Diario)

Another Guatemalan Mother Takes Refuge in a NY Church

Immigration, Manhattan, Religion June 22, 2018 at 5:17 pm

In the third such case in New York in the past year, a Guatemalan mother facing deportation is taking sanctuary in an Upper West Side church as she asks ICE to review its decision, El Diario/La Prensa reports.