Immigration

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.

Huntington synagogue becomes a new sanctuary for Hispanics at risk of deportation. Renée Bradley (left) is the director of the Huntington Rapid Response Network, which offers services and assistance to people risking deportation. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Huntington Synagogue Declares Itself Sanctuary for Hispanics

Immigration, Jewish, Latino, Long Island May 31, 2018 at 1:12 pm

Recalling that Jews have historically been persecuted, a synagogue in Huntington, Long Island, has become a sanctuary for Latino immigrants at risk of deportation, Noticia Long Island reports.

Richard Chow with a photo of his brother Kenny Chow, a taxi driver who died in an apparent suicide. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

The Immigrant Story of the Chinese Taxi Driver Who Took His Life

East Asian, Immigration, Labor, New York May 29, 2018 at 5:37 pm

The brother of Yu Mein “Kenny” Chow, a Chinese taxi driver who died in an apparent suicide, tells Sing Tao Daily about the “enormous pressure” Kenny faced.

Irma Solís, director of the Suffolk County chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Police Sued and Parents Alarmed as War on MS-13 Rages

Immigration, Long Island, Youth May 25, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Noticia speaks to Irma Solís, the director of the NYCLU Suffolk County chapter which sued the county police to compel the department to respond to an information request concerning its role in the arrest of students accused of gang activity.

Rahsmia Zatar, director of S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

LI Anti-Trump Protesters: ‘No More Hate, No More Fear’

Immigration, Latino, Long Island May 24, 2018 at 10:50 pm

As President Trump visited Long Island, immigrants and activists staged protests demanding respect for the Latino community and against discrimination, El Diario/La Prensa and Noticia Long Island report.

Lee Zeldin (Photo via The Suffolk Times)

An Immigration Court on LI?

Immigration, Long Island, Manhattan, New York May 18, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Two Republican legislators on Long Island are urging that an immigration court be established there, The Suffolk Times reports.

How Gang Databases and Detentions Affect Communities

How Gang Databases and Detentions Affect Communities

A new study from the New York Immigration Coalition and the CUNY School of Law’s Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic describes how innocent immigrants are being swept up in the government’s targeting of gangs.

Aura Hernández with her children Daniel, 10, and her 16-month-old daughter. (Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Mothers Call for Respect from the Trump Administration

Government, Immigration, Latino, New York May 14, 2018 at 5:58 pm

On Mother’s Day, immigrant mothers in New York and across the country called on the government to stop tearing families apart, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy shakes the hand of student Maria del Cielo Mendez. (Photo from the Office of the Governor via El Diario)

As NJ Passes DREAM Bill, NY Dreamers Wonder: What About Us?

Education, Government, Immigration May 10, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Immigrant groups cheer legislation in New Jersey signed into law that allows undocumented college students to qualify for financial aid, while noting that New York lags behind, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Study materials for season two of NYC's "We Speak NYC" English language learning program. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

‘We Speak NYC’ – Second Season of ELL Program Launches

Immigration, New York May 10, 2018 at 5:20 pm

“We Speak NYC,” the second season of an English language learning program, was launched by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

Council members and immigration attorneys ask Judge DiFiore to prevent ICE from entering courts. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NY Courts Say They Can’t Keep ICE Out

Immigration, New York May 10, 2018 at 5:18 pm

While activists and officials keep asking Chief Judge Janet DiFiore to stop ICE and prevent the arrest of immigrants, the New York courts insist that their hands are tied, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Councilman Daniel Dromm speaks at the 10th Annual APA City Advocacy Day Press Conference. (Photo via Times Ledger)

Getting More Funds for NYC’s Asian Americans

Asian, Immigration, New York May 9, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Asian Pacific-American organizations uniting under the “15% and Growing” banner urged City Council members to direct more discretionary funds toward Asian community organizations, Times Ledger reports.

Richard Fleming at the exhibit’s opening. (Photo via El Diario)

Art Exhibition: ‘The Migration Lottery’

Central American, Immigration, Mexican, New York May 9, 2018 at 12:34 pm

Brooklyn-based artist Richard Fleming has re-imagined Mexico’s traditional “Lotería” game to illustrate the cruelty and danger immigrants encounter in their journey in search of the American dream, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Members of the Pueblan community aspire to create a better quality of life for themselves by starting businesses such as palm frond weaving. (Photo provided to El Diario)

NY ‘Poblanos’ Build Transnational Dreams

Culture, Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican May 8, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Indigenous communities from Puebla, Mexico, living in New York are creating community projects aiming to bring families back together, maintain ancestral traditions and improve the quality of life back home, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Immigrant Memories, Via Objects, on Display

Immigrant Memories, Via Objects, on Display

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan, New York, Queens May 7, 2018 at 4:49 pm

Times Ledger reports on City Lore’s new exhibit, “What We Bring,” featuring works with special meaning for 31 immigrant artists.