Immigration

At the opening plenary session of the National Immigrant Integration Conference 2018 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Fighting for Immigrant Dreams: Stakeholders Convene

Immigration December 11, 2018 at 5:29 pm

More than 1,200 attended the 11th National Immigrant Integration Conference, held this year next to the nation’s capital.

Laura Auerbach, one of 25 volunteers who answered an emergency plea to house the displaced children of a local woman facing deportation, showed some of the paintings her Latino trauma patients have produced in art therapy. (Photo by Johnette Howard via The East Hampton Star)

Finding a Home for the Children of Detained Immigrants

Immigration, Long Island, Youth December 10, 2018 at 11:00 am

A plea to take in the children of a Long Island woman facing deportation, and the surprising response it yielded, brings to light how immigration policies end up leaving vulnerable children behind, reports The East Hampton Star.

If the Trump Administration plan is approved, public hospitals like Lincoln Hospital, in The Bronx, would lose thousands of patients. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘Public Charge’ Rule Already Causing Harm

Featured Posts, Health, Immigration December 6, 2018 at 6:02 pm

Public officials warned that, if implemented, Trump’s proposed “public charge” rule could impact more than 350,000 New Yorkers, and the fear it unleashed is already damaging families, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Members of Desis Rising Up and Moving march during a protest related to the Trump administration's family separation policy. (Photo by Max Siegelbaum via Documented)

Community Orgs Await NYC Dollars for 2020 Census Outreach

Immigration, New York December 3, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Community organizations say the city hasn’t allocated funds to them to help with outreach for the 2020 Census, Documented reports.

An Emotional Memorial for Yang Song

An Emotional Memorial for Yang Song

East Asian, Immigration, Queens November 26, 2018 at 11:29 pm

A memorial for Yang Song, the masseuse who fell to her death a year ago, was held in Flushing on Nov. 25, reports World Journal.

José Peralta (Photo via El Diario)

Call to Rename NY DREAM Act after Peralta

Dominican, Government, Immigration November 26, 2018 at 3:36 pm

As Queens residents mourned the sudden death of José Peralta, the first Dominican-American state senator, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is requesting that the New York DREAM Act be named in his honor, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

City Council members Daniel Dromm, in foreground, and Carlos Menchaca discuss the Trump administration's proposed changes to the definition of "public charge." (Photo by Michael Rock via Queens County Politics)

Addressing the ‘Public Charge’ Proposal in Queens

Government, Immigration, Queens November 26, 2018 at 3:33 pm

At a forum in Jackson Heights, Council members Carlos Menchaca and Daniel Dromm joined other lawmakers to discuss the federal government’s proposal to expand the definition of “public charge,” reports Queens County Politics.

“I am grateful for my family,” said José Alberto. (Photo via Noticia)

Latinos Celebrating Thanksgiving Hoping It Will Not Be Their Last in the U.S.

Central American, Immigration, Long Island November 21, 2018 at 5:40 pm

For anxious Long Island immigrants affected by Trump’s policies but encouraged by a court-ordered TPS extension, this Thanksgiving comes with the hope that it will not be their last in the U.S., Noticia Long Island reports.

Mickaël, left, with his younger brother Sebastien in Brooklyn. (Photo by Conchit Margaret Widjojo)

Two Haitian Brothers: A TPS Story

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Featured Posts, Immigration November 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Two Haitian brothers, graduate students in Brooklyn, discuss what the withdrawal of TPS status would mean for them.

(Photo via El Diario)

Hopes Rise for Driver’s License Bill in NY

Immigration, Latino November 16, 2018 at 5:26 pm

Since Democrats won the two NYS legislative chambers, thousands of immigrants in New York grew hopeful that driver’s licenses will become a reality for undocumented people, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A little boy meets his grandmother. (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

In Brooklyn, Mexican Immigrants Reunite With Family After Years Apart

Brooklyn, Immigration, Mexican November 15, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A family reunification program brought together immigrants from the state of Puebla in Mexico with family members they had not seen in decades, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Yewande Komolafe makes a dessert of bouille (tapioca pudding) with coconut milk drizzled with Nigerian honey. (Photo by Rachael Bongiorno via Feet in 2 Worlds)

A Nigerian Chef Finds Her Way Back Home

African, Brooklyn, Food, Immigration November 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm

In a Feet in 2 Worlds podcast, Brooklyn-based chef Yewande Komolafe speaks about the nearly two decades in which she reconnected with her Nigerian roots through food but could not return to her homeland.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo with Andrew Gounardes at a rally. (Photo courtesy of office of Gov. Cuomo, via Documented)

Will NYS Turn to Immigration Issues?

Elections 2018, Immigration, New York November 7, 2018 at 6:09 pm

With Democrats leading the NYS Senate for only the third time in 50 years, there’s an opportunity for long-blocked immigration legislation to be taken up, reports Documented.

Sayu Bhojwani (Photo by Sean Zanni via Gotham Gazette)

Bhojwani: Prepping Immigrant Candidates for Office

Immigration, New York, Politics November 1, 2018 at 5:42 pm

The city’s first MOIA commissioner has a new book out about her work helping immigrant leaders raise money and get elected, reports Gotham Gazette.

Andrew Strong (Photo by Johnette Howard via The East Hampton Star)

Human Rights Lawyer Joins LI Latino Nonprofit

Immigration, Latino, Long Island, Social Services October 29, 2018 at 9:07 pm

The East Hampton Star speaks to Andrew Strong, a lawyer formerly involved in UN cases who now works as OLA of Eastern Long Island’s first full-time human rights attorney.