Immigration

Meah Pace, lead singer and actress in "It Can Happen Here." (Photo via QNS)

In Queens, a New Play Reflects Diverse Hopes and Fears

Culture, Immigration, Queens September 19, 2018 at 4:47 pm

A novel from the 1930s, and recent interviews conducted in Queens, serve as the inspiration for a new play, “It Can Happen Here,” showing on Sept. 30, Queens Daily Eagle and QNS report.

A protester outside the building on the eastern campus of Suffolk County Community College where Rep. Lee Zeldin held a roundtable discussion on immigration issues. (Photo by Maria Piedrabuena via Riverhead Local)

On LI, a Roundtable on Immigrants and Gangs, and a Protest

Crime, Immigration, Long Island September 18, 2018 at 5:32 pm

RiverheadLOCAL reports in two stories on a closed-door meeting about immigration and gang-related violence on Long Island, and why protesters rallied against the meeting.

Bitta Mostosi at the Sept. 17 briefing at City Hall. (Screen shot from video on  First Lady Chirlaine McCray Facebook page)

NYC Earmarks $4.1 million for Immigrant Children

Central American, Immigration, Women, Youth September 17, 2018 at 3:03 pm

As a group of volunteer lawyers returned to NYC from helping immigrant families prepare to plead their case for asylum, city officials announced that $4.1 million would go toward legal services for immigrant minors.

Daisy Rodríguez, a member of MRNY, wants ICE abolished. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Bill Seeks to Forbid NYC Contracts with ICE

Government, Immigration, New York September 7, 2018 at 5:19 pm

The City Council held a hearing, the first of its kind in the nation, on a bill that would ban any type of contract between the city and ICE, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Cynthia Nixon addressing community and ethnic media on Sept. 6 (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Cynthia Nixon Meets the Ethnic Media

Elections 2018, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York September 6, 2018 at 5:26 pm

NYS Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon met for the first time with a group of ethnic and community media reporters to discuss her platform and answer questions.

Brenda "Sue" Fulton, chair and chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), showed her support of driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants at a rally in Passaic. (Photo via Make the Road New Jersey/Facebook)

NJ MVC Director Boosts Driver’s Licenses Campaign

Immigration, Metro Area, Transportation September 4, 2018 at 3:24 pm

In a win for pro-immigrant activists, the director of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission joined a protest calling for statewide driver’s licenses for undocumented residents, Reporte Hispano reports.

Amanda Morales, a Guatemalan mother, took shelter in a Washington Heights church a year ago. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Guatemalan Immigrant Has Been Sheltered in NYC Church for a Year

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan August 31, 2018 at 3:17 pm

For the past year, Amanda Morales has lived in a church in Washington Heights with her U.S.-born children to avoid being deported to Guatemala, a harsh step that other immigrants have also taken since then, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Featured Posts, Health, Housing, Immigration, Opinion, Women, Youth August 30, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A proposed rule from the Department of Homeland Security could have a chilling effect on the use of public benefits by immigrants and their U.S.-born family members.

Manuel, who works in a Manhattan restaurant, reported that his employers have threatened him. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

More Employers Threaten Undocumented Workers

Immigration, Labor, New York August 29, 2018 at 4:37 pm

As more employers harass immigrant workers by asking about their status and taunting them with pro-Trump comments, the city is encouraging workers to report abuses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Marcia Pinos, the wife of Carlos Quichimbo, who was arrested, with the couple’s child. The two-year-old is asking at what time his dad will be back. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Westchester Residents Demand a Halt to ‘Arbitrary’ ICE Arrests

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area August 28, 2018 at 5:22 pm

The detention of an Ecuadorean immigrant in Ossining, the latest in a series of raids in Westchester, prompts an anti-ICE demonstration and expressions of support from local authorities, Westchester Hispano reports.

(Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Detained by ICE Because She Did Not Understand Letter

Immigration, Mexican, New York August 27, 2018 at 4:22 pm

A Mexican mother waiting for a U visa was arrested by ICE when she went to an appointment sent to her in a letter in English that she could not understand, a practice the city criticizes as misleading, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Bachata singer Andre Veloz, photographed by Andrew Avi at a concert in 2018. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Bachata’s Creative Headquarters Move from DR to New York

Culture, Dominican, Immigration, New York August 20, 2018 at 12:06 pm

New York-based artists are redefining the sound of bachata, one of the national musical genres of the Dominican Republic that went from clandestine to being heard around the world, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Auru Cruz and Victor Sánchez, two of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the NYPD, claim discrimination on the part of police officers. (Photo via El Diario)

MRNY Joins Complaint against NYPD over Lack of Interpreters

Human rights, Immigration, New York, Police, Queens August 15, 2018 at 3:47 pm

Immigrant rights organization Make the Road New York joined a one-year-old complaint against the NYPD for discrimination and failing to provide interpretation services, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pablo Villavicencio (left), wife Sandra Chica (center), their daughters Luciana and Antonia, and attorney Jennifer Williams with Council member Justin Brannan. (Photo by Photo by Helen Klein via Brooklyn Reporter)

Pizza Delivery Man Returns to Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Immigration, South American August 14, 2018 at 5:12 pm

Pablo Villavicencio visited Bay Ridge for the first time since ICE detained him while he was delivering pizza to the Fort Hamilton military base, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

Transplant Recipient, Now Donor Advocate

Transplant Recipient, Now Donor Advocate

Meet Nepalese immigrant and double-lung transplant recipient Prasha Tuladhar, who now works to encourage more New Yorkers to register as organ donors.