Immigration

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.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Nydia Velásquez are pushing for a bill that would benefit Dreamers and TPS holders. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Pelosi and Velásquez Push for DACA/TPS Bill in New York

Government, Immigration, New York March 21, 2019 at 5:55 pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Rep. Nydia Velásquez and other New York lawmakers and immigrants to call for federal protections for DACA and TPS recipients, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Sarina Prabasi talks about writing her memoir, 'The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times.' Prabasi had to balance the demands of her nonprofit career, her family and Buunni Coffee, an independent cafe chain she runs with her husband. Her memoir will be released April 9. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

‘The Coffeehouse Resistance’ in Washington Heights

Business, Culture, Immigration, Manhattan March 21, 2019 at 5:53 pm

Sarina Prabasi, the co-owner of a popular coffee shop, shares with The Riverdale Press how the Washington Heights location inspired her forthcoming memoir on her immigrant experience.

201 Varick Street building (Photo by Christopher Lee for Documented)

Speed-up in NYC Immigration Court

Immigration, New York March 20, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Documented reports on the sudden rescheduling of hearings in immigration court in NYC, in some cases leaving attorneys and their clients scrambling and unprepared.

MOIA Reports on the ‘State of our Immigrant City’

MOIA Reports on the ‘State of our Immigrant City’

Government, Immigration, New York March 19, 2019 at 5:19 pm

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs released its second annual report on March 19.