Immigration

Congressman Adriano Espaillat and Guatemalan migrant Yeni González. (Photo via Espaillat's Twitter page)

Guatemalan Mom Reunites with Her Children in NYC

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan July 5, 2018 at 4:54 pm

Guatemalan mom Yeni González was briefly reunited with her three children at the Cayuga Centers in East Harlem after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Meghan Dunn (Photo vai Chalkbeat)

What Separated Children Require in School

Brooklyn, Education, Immigration, Youth July 5, 2018 at 1:02 pm

Chalkbeat talks with a NYC principal with “deep experience” in helping children cope with trauma.

City officials announcing the services that will be offered the 300 children separated from their parent by the "zero tolerance" policy, brought to NYC under federal jurisdiction. (Screen shot from

NYC Offers Help to Separated Children

Immigration, New York, Youth July 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm

NYC will offer the 300 children here under federal jurisdiction, separated from their parents at the southern border, an array of health and other services.

Volunteers assisted Dominican applicant Alberto Jorge (right) and his son Jorge Alberto (left). (Photo by Pablo Ayerra via El Diario)

600 Immigrants Receive Free Counseling at Citizenship Now

Immigration, Latino, New York, Social Services July 3, 2018 at 3:33 pm

Hundreds of immigrants, the majority of them Hispanic, obtained free citizenship counseling from volunteers and lawyers at the 16th edition of Citizenship Now!, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Marchers in Queens. At left, Jessica Ramos and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Center, Tania Mattos from Barrios Unidos.(Photo via Queens Latino)

Tri-State Area Marches Demand the End of Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’

Immigration, Long Island, Manhattan, New York, Queens July 2, 2018 at 5:21 pm

As thousands of people marched on Saturday at Families Belong Together rallies to demand the end of the separation of migrant children from their parents on the southern border, several Hispanic newspapers reported on marches across the tri-state area.

Central intersection in Little Haiti. (Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre via The Haitian Times)

Can ‘Little Haiti’ Thrive?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration July 2, 2018 at 4:04 pm

A part of Central Brooklyn has now been designated Little Haiti, reports Brooklyn Paper. The Haitian Times examines whether the new district can have the success attained by other enclaves in the current political environment.

Consuls and NYC Council members come together to demand that undocumented children are promptly reunited with their parents. From left: Council members Stephen Levin (District 33) and Carlos Menchaca (District 38), Mexican consul Diego Gómez Pickering, Honduran Consul Juan Diego Zelaya, Guatemalan Consul Pedro Tzunún, Costa Rican Consul Rolando Madrigal. (Photo via El Diario)

Consuls in NYC Team Up to Call for Family Reunification

Government, Immigration, Latino, Manhattan June 27, 2018 at 5:24 pm

The consuls general of Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Costa Rica joined forces to demand the reunification of families separated at the border, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Deborah Barrios Vásquez and her son Kener Maldonado during the announcement. (Photo by María Lombard via El Diario)

Another Guatemalan Mother Takes Refuge in a NY Church

Immigration, Manhattan, Religion June 22, 2018 at 5:17 pm

In the third such case in New York in the past year, a Guatemalan mother facing deportation is taking sanctuary in an Upper West Side church as she asks ICE to review its decision, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Marching in Support of Refugees in NYC

Marching in Support of Refugees in NYC

Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan June 21, 2018 at 12:23 pm

World Refugee Day was marked by a rally in Manhattan.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a media availability following a visit to a facility accepting children separated from their families at the border on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

 
(Photo by Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office via Flickr/nycmayorsoffice)

De Blasio: the Separated Families Policy has ‘Come Home to NYC’

Immigration, New York, Youth June 20, 2018 at 6:53 pm

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio visited a center where 239 children separated from their families at the border are receiving services and instruction, while protests and editorials continued to urge the Trump administration to reverse course.

Yumei Chen, holding a poster with a picture of her family, and her husband's lawyer, Yee Ling Poon, at the June 18 rally. (Photo via Soing Tao Daily)

A Chinese Family Torn Apart by ICE

East Asian, Immigration, New York June 19, 2018 at 12:19 pm

Community supporters and advocacy groups held a rally in Foley Square June 18 to support Xiu Qing You, who was seized by ICE during what he and his wife thought would be a routine meeting with immigration officials overseeing You’s green card application. Sing Tao Daily reports on the rally.

Pilar Moya Mancera (left), director of Housing Help Inc., and Rosa, a Central American immigrant worried about losing her job as a school bus driver in Huntington once her TPS protection expires in a few months. (Photo by Sandra Torres via Noticia Long Island)

As TPS End Approaches, a Final Push To Save Families and Communities

Immigration, Latino, Long Island June 15, 2018 at 5:56 pm

As organizations make a last call to Congress to prevent TPS from expiring starting next January, a Nicaraguan immigrant on Long Island contemplates the prospect of losing her job, house and American-born children, Noticia Long Island reports.

Denying their asylum petitions could cost many women their lives.
(Photo via El Diario)

NYS Rallies in Defense of Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

Immigration, Women June 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm

A wide coalition of officials and state advocates condemned the Department of Justice’s decision to stop providing U.S. asylum to domestic abuse victims, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Guadalupe Castillero and his children Selena, 16, Guadalupe, 9, and Jeter, 6, is hoping that his wife Concepción Torcaz is released soon. She was arrested at her Bushwick apartment on April 11. (Photo by Carmen Molina-Tamacas via El Diario)

Inside an ICE Home Raid: Force and Deceit to Arrest a Mother

Brooklyn, Immigration, Mexican June 4, 2018 at 5:35 pm

A Bushwick family tells El Diario/La Prensa how ICE agents stormed into their house under false pretenses and without a warrant, to take away a mother of three.

Tough Times Documenting the Estonian Diaspora

Tough Times Documenting the Estonian Diaspora

After nearly seven decades of publishing for the Estonian diaspora in the U.S., Vaba Eesti Sõna faces an uncertain future.