Immigration

Parishioners at Our Lady of Victory church in Claremont, where many Hondurans pray. (Photo by Paula Moura via Mott Haven Herald)

The Fears of a South Bronx Honduran Family

Bronx, Central American, Immigration April 30, 2018 at 3:51 pm

A Mott Haven Herald story on a mixed-status Honduran family takes a look at the thousands-strong community in the South Bronx.

Erika Duncan, the founder of Herstory, which published “Brave Journeys,” hopes the collection of stories written by immigrant teens at Long Island high schools will become part of curriculums across the country. (Photo by Amber Davis via The East Hampton Star)

The ‘Brave Journeys’ of Immigrant Students

Immigration, Long Island, Youth April 27, 2018 at 11:16 am

High school students on Long Island described the harrowing journeys they endured in coming to the U.S. in a recently released anthology, reports The East Hampton Star.

Members of the nepalese community at the April 25 event spsonored by Adhikaar in Queens. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Nepalese Anxious over TPS

Immigration, Queens, South Asian April 26, 2018 at 5:28 pm

Nepalese TPS holders expressed worry over news reports that the U.S. government will end the program.

Liang Jin shows a photo of his father's family in China. (Photo by Yu Lan via World Journal)

Chinese Share Memories of Exclusion Act

East Asian, History, Immigration April 25, 2018 at 3:25 pm

At the annual Family Treasures event at the Museum of Chinese in America, Chinese Americans brought historical documents and photos belonging to family members who lived during the era of the Chinese Exclusion Act, reports World Journal.

(Photo courtesy of the NY Dream Foundation via RiverheadLOCAL)

‘Dream’ Scholarships for Immigrant Students

Education, Immigration, Long Island, Youth April 25, 2018 at 2:16 pm

With the financial assistance of Long Island residents and organizations, the Dream Foundation helps immigrant youths pursue higher education, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

April 24 panel on the 2020 Census. Left to right: Wendy Weiser, moderator, director of the democracy program at the Brennan Center for Justice, Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference and Joseph Salvo, director of Population Division of the NYC Department of City Planning. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

‘Be Counted – Because Trump Doesn’t Want You to Be’

Demographics, Featured Posts, Immigration April 24, 2018 at 6:24 pm

Experts discussed challenges to the 2020 Census, in New York and beyond, at a panel held by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

Protesters marching across the Brooklyn Bridge on the April 20, Day of Outrage rally. Photo Credit: Margarette Tropnas, Facebook.com.

Disappointment Over Haitian March Across Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration April 23, 2018 at 3:38 pm

The Haitian Times describes what resulted from disunity between organizers of a April 20 demonstration meant to capitalize on the anniversary of the community’s historic march in 1990.

Alex Sánchez, director of Homies Unidos in Los Angeles, California, is a former gang member who participated in the first  conference Building a Strong Long Island: Gang Interventions at Work. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

LI Gang Conference Addresses Harsh Reality of Family Reunification

Immigration, Long Island, Youth April 20, 2018 at 5:29 pm

A panel on gang violence on Long Island brought testimonies of former gang members who explained how family reunification policies have been a factor in creating disaffected immigrant youths who become prey to gangs, Noticia Long Island reports.

Immigrant Tenants in Bushwick Organize against Landlord

Immigrant Tenants in Bushwick Organize against Landlord

Brooklyn, Housing, Immigration, Video April 20, 2018 at 2:34 pm

A BRIC TV video follows the plight of immigrant residents of a Bushwick apartment in disrepair who come together to take their landlord to court.

Old and new: A walking tour of Coney Island on April 21 will educate people about businesses that were started by immigrants, including Nathan’s Famous Frankfurters. (Photo from the Coney Island History Project via Brooklyn Paper)

The Immigrants Behind Coney Island’s Iconic Businesses

Business, History, Immigration April 20, 2018 at 1:29 pm

The “Immigrant Heritage Tour of Coney Island,” taking place on April 21, will inform visitors about the famous businesses in the area founded by immigrants, reports Brooklyn Paper.

From left to right: GRAMMY-nominated jazz guitarist Sebastian Noelle, Korean violinist Sita Borahm Chay, Dreamer and columnist Juan Escalante. Chay says immigrant artists have a responsibility to connect with other artists of color and awaken empathy. (Photo by Allyson Escobar for Voices of NY)

Immigrant Artists and the American Dream

Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York April 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm

The Immigrant Arts Coalition brought together numerous artists for a panel discussion in NYC on April 18.

Members of the Green Light NY coalition took to Albany to request the approval of the Driver License Access and Privacy Act. (Photo via El Diario)

Advocates Press for Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented New Yorkers

Immigration, New York, Transportation April 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm

A broad coalition of activists and pro-immigrant groups gathered in Albany to push for the approval of a bill that would grant undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The Queens library event on TPS. (Photo via Vishwanews.com)

Renewal of TPS for Nepal: ‘Not Enough Lobbying’

Immigration, Queens, South Asian April 13, 2018 at 5:34 pm

Nepalese are being urged to reach out to get more support from local legislators for the extension of TPS, Vishwanews.com reports.

Lawyers and leaders say that they will fight on with protests and sit-ins until ICE is kept away from the courts. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Lawyers Escalate Fight to Get ICE Out of NYC Courts

Immigration, New York April 12, 2018 at 5:35 pm

After 175 immigrants have been detained in New York immigration courts in the past year, a coalition of hundreds of attorneys is urging the state’s chief judge to stop “out of control” ICE through protests, sit-ins and complaints, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Donald McCaffrey of the NYPD. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Scam Targeting Chinese Immigrants Swindled $2.5M from NYC Victims

Crime, East Asian, Immigration April 11, 2018 at 8:41 pm

Queens police alerted Chinese immigrants to an international scam that involves fake websites with photos of victims, reports Sing Tao Daily.