Immigration

Legislators Push Health Care Initiative for Undocumented Immigrants   

Legislators Push Health Care Initiative for Undocumented Immigrants  

Health, Immigration April 25, 2019 at 4:45 pm

Latina legislators Catalina Cruz and Julia Salazar are introducing a bill in Albany that would give undocumented immigrants access to the New York State Health Benefit Exchange coverage, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Tanabel Table’s first cook Fayza Maamo (center), with her daughter Fadila (left), and Tanabel founder chef Hannah Goldberg. (Photo by Rachel Elkind via QNS)

Refugee Chefs Prepare Middle Eastern Specialties

Brooklyn, Food, Immigration, Queens April 25, 2019 at 4:39 pm

QNS profiles Middle East food vendor Tanabel Table.

Steve Choi, from the NYIC, wants more funding allocated to promoting the 2020 Census. (Photo via El Diario)

Demanding Funds for NY’s 2020 Census Count

Demographics, Immigration, New York April 24, 2019 at 3:48 pm

Pro-immigration advocates urged the city and the state to double the funds allocated to the 2020 Census, arguing that a thorough counting of all immigrant communities is vital for New York’s political and financial strength, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Senator José Serrano, Jr. (Photo via El Diario)

Will NYS Pass Sanctuary State Legislation?

Immigration, New York April 24, 2019 at 2:04 pm

State Senator from the Bronx Jose Serrano Jr. has introduced a bill in Albany that would make New York the third sanctuary state in the U.S., El Diario La Prensa reports.

The Essex County Correctional Correctional Facility (Google maps image, via Documented)

Immigrant Detainees Complain of Poor Mental Health Care in NJ Facility

Criminal Justice, Immigration, Metro Area April 22, 2019 at 5:15 pm

Mental health needs are going unaddressed in the facility, and 60 immigrant detainees have been placed on suicide watch since 2015, reports Documented.

ESL students pretesting at the Bronx County Courthouse. (Photo by Karina Hernandez via Mott Haven Herald)

Urging NYC Not to Cut Funds for ESL Classes

Bronx, Education, Immigration, New York April 22, 2019 at 3:52 pm

Immigrant students want the city to restore funding for ESL classes, Mott Haven Herald reports.

Senator Jessica Ramos and Eusebio Veras, who is an immigrant, at the new AAFE headquarters. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

AAFE Opens New Office to Serve Queens’ Immigrants

Asian, Immigration, Latino, Queens April 18, 2019 at 4:47 pm

The Asian American organization seeks to offer services to all of Queens’ immigrant communities, particularly Latinos, in Jackson Heights, Queens Latino reports.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and City Council Member Carlos Menchaca met with leaders from the Beit El-Maqdia Islamic Center last Friday. (Photo by John McCarten, New York City Council, via Kings County Politics)

City Council Leaders Visit Bay Ridge Mosque

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim April 16, 2019 at 5:42 pm

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and chair of the Immigration Committee Carlos Menchaca met with leaders of the Muslim and Arab community last week to assure them that their voices are heard and will continue to be heard, reports Kings County Politics.

Marking Immigrant Heritage Week

Marking Immigrant Heritage Week

Business, Health, Immigration April 15, 2019 at 3:13 pm

The city made a number of announcements in connection with Immigrant Heritage Week.

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‘Hope of Another Possible World’ on Display

Culture, Immigration, Latino, Manhattan April 12, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Francisco Donoso and Maria De Los Angeles, both DACA recipients, explore themes of place and immigration in their work, on display in an Upper East Side exhibit through April 18, reports Our Town Downtown.

Make the Road New York member Miriam Martínez. (Photo via El Diario)

Bill Seeks to Protect Immigrants from ICE in NY Courts

Immigration, New York April 11, 2019 at 6:42 pm

As a new report warns of the “corrosive impact of ICE courthouse operations” in New York State, a bill seeks to stop ICE from making arrests in courthouses without a court order, El Diario La Prensa reports.

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‘One Day’ Act to Protect Immigrants Included in State Budget

Government, Immigration, New York April 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

The New York state budget includes a provision that reduces certain misdemeanor sentences by one day and protects immigrants from facing deportation, writes Jackson Heights Post.

The band Espíritu Andino performs during the first Peruvian community forum sponsored by the City of New York. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

City Holds First Community Forum for Peruvians

Immigration, Queens, South American April 3, 2019 at 12:25 pm

More than 500 people packed the first Peruvian community forum organized by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs in Jackson Heights to highlight the city’s services, Queens Latino reports.

NYC Council member Costa Constantinides, center, at a street naming ceremony with Nepalese community leaders earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of Council member Constantinides' office, via QNS)

Supporting NYC Nepalese with TPS

Immigration, Queens, South Asian March 29, 2019 at 5:09 pm

Two NYC council members have introduced a resolution condemning the government’s withdrawal of TPS status for Nepalese, reports QNS.

Algerian protesters in Union Square on Sunday. (Photo via New Morning)

At NYC Algerian Demonstration, a Hope to Return

Immigration, Manhattan, North African March 25, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Between 150 and 200 Algerians gathered on Sunday in Union Square to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and in support of unprecedented anti-government protests back home, French Morning reports.

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