Immigration

The Zweigbaum family joined the Long Island protest. (Photo via Noticia LI)

At Pro-Immigrant Rally Some Ask: Where Are the Immigrants?

Immigration, Long Island February 14, 2019 at 11:08 am

As a new protest against family separation took place in Huntington Station, some note that those attending are mostly U.S.-born citizens and not immigrants, who are afraid to be seen in such places, Noticia Long Island reports.

Jennifer Kim with her father Soo-Kon Kim.  (Photo via The Korea Daily)

‘Immigrants Becoming US Citizens Make My Day’

East Asian, Immigration, New York February 13, 2019 at 3:32 pm

The Korea Daily talks with Jennifer Kim, co-director of the Immigrant Justice Project.

(Photo from Latinos For ICE via El Correo)

‘Latinos for ICE’ Formed in Response to Queens Shooting

Immigration, Latino, Queens February 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Following the brutal gang-related murder at a subway station, a group called “The Latinos for ICE Coalition” was formed, asking for ICE raids in Queens, El Correo NY reports.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

IDNYC Overhaul Plans Raise Fears

Immigration, New York February 12, 2019 at 2:39 pm

Community groups fear that plans to add a chip to the popular IDNYC to allow it to be used for payments could put some immigrants at risk, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Daniela Contreras is a workplace harassment victim. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

New Anti-Harassment Unit Targets Employers Abusing Immigrants

Immigration, Labor, New York February 11, 2019 at 5:15 pm

The new, Gender-Based Anti-Harassment Unit of the NYC Commission on Human Rights is fighting sexual abuse cases and providing much-needed help for immigrant domestic workers, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Ilhan Omar at the  Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA) Gala on Saturday, February 2. (Photo by Ala'a Assamawy courtesy of the Yemeni american Merchants Assn., via Bklyner)

Ilhan Omar in Brooklyn: On Being ‘a Muslim Unapologetically’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Politics February 4, 2019 at 11:04 pm

Minnesota’s new Somali-American representative, Ilhan Omar, addressed the Yemeni American Merchants Assn. Feb. 2, reports Bklyner.

Hispanic youths participating in Alcoholics Anonymous reunions in East Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

For Mexican Immigrants, Alcoholism is Yet Another Hazard

Health, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Social Services February 4, 2019 at 6:06 pm

Experts say the harshness of the immigrant experience contributes to high alcoholism rates in the Mexican community, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Osman Canales, founder and director Long Island Immigrant Students Advocates (LIISA). (Photo via Noticia LI)

NY DREAM Act Will ‘Change Lives’ on Long Island

Education, Immigration, Long Island February 1, 2019 at 4:41 pm

Long Island community leaders assess the positive impact the approval of the New York State DREAM Act will have on thousands of immigrant students and also the local economy, Noticia Long Island reports.

The Manhattan Criminal Courthouse. (Photo by Max Siegelbaum via Documented)

Limiting ICE Access in NYS Courts

Criminal Justice, Immigration, New York January 30, 2019 at 5:13 pm

ICE agents have made numerous arrests with civil warrants in NYS criminal court, and in some cases court officers assisted, reports Documented. A NYS bill would restrict the ability of ICE to make arrests with administrative rather than judicial warrants, Documented further reports.

Public advocate candidate Melissa Mark-Viverito at an editorial meeting at El Diario in Brooklyn.(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mark-Viverito Seeks to Balance Power of ‘White Men’ in New York

Immigration, New York, Politics January 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm

At an editorial meeting with El Diario La Prensa, Melissa Mark-Viverito assessed the impact of her work on New York Hispanic neighborhoods as Council speaker, and vowed to use her public advocate bid to contest the power of “white men” in the city.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curan (Photo from Nassau County via Long Island Wins)

ICE Move to Nassau Hospital Dropped

Immigration, Long Island January 29, 2019 at 5:48 pm

Long Island Wins reports that while ICE will no longer relocate to the Nassau University Medical Center, the decision came with a downside.

Immigrant advocates protest against the plan to take ICE to Nassau University Medical Center. (Photo by Benjamin Britton via Noticia LI)

Furor Grows Over ICE Move to Nassau Hospital

Immigration, Latino, Long Island January 28, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran’s announcement that she will let ICE relocate to a building at the Nassau University Medical Center continued to draw backlash from Long Island community and pro-immigrant groups, El Diario La Prensa and Noticia Long Island report.

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announcing a new campaign to return stolen wages, with
Consul General of Ecuador Linda Machuca (in red patterned dress) at left. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Campaign Seeks to Convince Fearful Immigrants to Claim $2.5M in Stolen Wages

Business, Immigration, Labor, New York January 25, 2019 at 4:47 pm

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer launched a campaign to return over $2.5 million in unclaimed stolen wages, targeting mostly Hispanic workers who are often too afraid to claim them, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Olivert Saldivia, a Dreamer member of Make the Road New York arrived to Albany early in the morning to witness the big day. (Photo via El Diario)

‘A Dream Come True’: Emotional Scenes at NY DREAM Act Vote

Education, Government, Immigration, New York January 24, 2019 at 2:55 pm

New York Dreamers and activists woke up early and traveled to Albany en masse to cheer as the State Senate finally approved the New York State DREAM Act, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo courtesy Gov. Cuomo's Office, via Gotham Gazette)

NYS Lags on 2020 Census Prep

Communities, Government, Immigration January 23, 2019 at 5:29 pm

New York State missed a deadline the legislature set for a report that would outline recommendations for achieving an accurate count in the 2020 Census, and an official state commission has yet to be formed, Gotham Gazette reports.