Immigration

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Opinion: Trump’s Assault on Haiti and the Hypocrisy of It All

Caribbean, Immigration, Opinion January 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm

“Trump’s rhetoric and attack on the Haitian community, black and brown immigrants as a whole, is rife with irony and hypocrisy,” writes Vania Andre in The Haitian Times.

Rev. Fabian Arias (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Sanctuary Churches: ICE is Ramping Up Harassment

Immigration, Manhattan, Religion January 12, 2018 at 5:35 pm

In the wake of the controversial detention of immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir, the city’s sanctuary churches denounced the increased presence of ICE agents in their houses of worship, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jean Montrevil (Photo via The Indypendent)

Haitian Immigrant Activist Detained in Queens

Caribbean, Immigration, New York January 12, 2018 at 1:58 pm

A week before ICE detained New Sanctuary Coalition executive director Ravi Ragbir, one of its co-founders, Haiti native Jean Montrevil, was taken into custody. Caribbean Life and The Indypendent cover the protest that followed.

"The Irish Remedy – Emigration To America," 1898. (Illustration via The New York Public Library Digital Collections)

‘Trump Would Have Turned Away the Famine Irish Just Like the Salvadorans’

History, Immigration, Opinion, Western European January 12, 2018 at 1:52 pm

An Irish Central column compares the plight of 19th century Irish immigrants to that of Salvadorans today.

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Turning to Opioids in the Russian Jewish Community

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Health, Immigration, Jewish January 3, 2018 at 4:53 pm

A story in The Forward explores the pressures faced by the children of Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants that lead some to opioids.

Governor Cuomo issued a pardon for Mexican activist Lorena Borjas.
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Transgender Activist Among 18 Immigrants Pardoned by Cuomo

Immigration, Latino, LGBTQ, New York, Women January 2, 2018 at 8:37 pm

Mexican transgender and immigrant activist Lorena Borjas will start a new life after Gov. Cuomo pardoned her sentence, along with those of 17 other immigrants who were at risk of deportation, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Luis Díaz. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Sleepy Hollow Tales Now Told In Spanish

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area December 19, 2017 at 4:05 pm

El Diario/La Prensa takes a look at Sleepy Hollow, of Washington Irving fame, which has experienced an economic boom over the past decade thanks to Hispanic immigrants who now comprise half the population.

‘Immigrant Defense Manual’ Published

‘Immigrant Defense Manual’ Published

Immigration December 15, 2017 at 4:39 pm

Make the Road New York and other local organizations launched a bilingual guide to educate immigrant families about how to protect themselves against deportation, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Churros. (Photo by Rachael Bongiorno via Feet in 2 Worlds)

‘Hate Immigrants, Love Their Food’

Food, Immigration December 13, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds explores the dissonance between widespread acceptance of immigrant foods and the difficulties the immigrants who prepare and sell those foods regularly encounter.

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Council Bill Combating Immigrant Tenant Harassment Passes

Government, Housing, Immigration, New York December 12, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Legislation introduced by Peter Koo that amends the Housing Maintenance Code’s definition of harassment has passed in the City Council, reports Queens Tribune.

Demonstrators rallied in Manhattan's Union Square to support Salvador Nasralla, one of two presidential candidates to declare victory after Honduras' presidential election on November 26, and protest political repression and electoral fraud by the incumbent administration of Juan Orlando Hernández. (Photo by Joe Catron, Creative Commons license)

Instability in Honduras Stirs Worry Among TPS Beneficiaries

Central American, Immigration, Politics December 7, 2017 at 3:12 pm

Honduran activists are increasingly worried about political upheaval back home and its repercussions for beneficiaries of TPS in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Adem Bunkeddeko (Photo by Phoebe Taylor Vuolo via Kings County Politics)

In Brooklyn, Challenging Rep. Yvette Clarke

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Immigration December 7, 2017 at 1:19 pm

The son of Ugandan immigrants is challenging Yvette Clarke for the House of Representatives seat she has held for more than a decade. Kings County Politics speaks with Adem Bunkeddeko.

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NYC Speaker Holds Final Roundtable with Ethnic Press

Melissa Mark-Viverito, who is leaving the City Council and her position as speaker at the end of the month, spoke with reporters at her final ethnic media roundtable.

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FOILing ICE for Info on Gang Membership Criteria

Immigration, Latino, Long Island November 30, 2017 at 4:12 pm

The New York Immigration Coalition is seeking information that will answer questions about the “Operation Matador” program, Long Island Wins reports.

On Nov. 18, community leaders and elected officials marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to call for an extension of TPS. Photo Credit: Fabiola Jean

Temporary Protected Status to End for Haitians

Caribbean, Government, Immigration November 21, 2017 at 5:05 pm

The Haitian Times covers the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for nearly 60,000 Haitians living in the U.S.