Immigration

Transplant Recipient, Now Donor Advocate

Transplant Recipient, Now Donor Advocate

Meet Nepalese immigrant and double-lung transplant recipient Prasha Tuladhar, who now works to encourage more New Yorkers to register as organ donors.

Ajna Dance Company (from Ajna Facebook profile pictures)

‘Embrace Your Hyphen’ and Celebrate Global Diversity

The fifth annual International Day of Friendship will be held in Brooklyn on Aug. 5, BK Reader reports.

A vigil against racism and xenophobia in fort Tryon Park. Congressman Adriano Espaillat is at center. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

‘No tolerance’ for Hate Groups in Northern Manhattan

Immigration, Manhattan August 1, 2018 at 6:13 pm

Politicians and residents held a vigil on Tuesday to oppose the racist and xenophobic actions in Fort Tryon Park of a white supremacist group, reports Manhattan Times.

From New York Counts 2020: What's at stake and what you can do, in Chinese.

2020 Census: Blocking a Citizenship Question

Demographics, Immigration July 31, 2018 at 4:37 pm

The coalition of organizations New York Counts 2020 urges New Yorkers to weigh in with comments opposing the inclusion of a citizenship question in the 2020 Census.

Pablo Villavicencio, at his home with his daughters Luciana and Antonia after ICE released him. (Photo via El Diario)

‘They Gave Me My Life Back After I Went Through Hell’

Immigration, Latino, New York July 26, 2018 at 7:47 pm

After spending 53 days in an ICE detention center, pizza delivery man Pablo Villavicencio speaks about returning home to his wife and daughters and about the future, hoping that his permanent residence application is approved, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A recent rally at City Hall in support of medallion owners. (Photo via Queens Press)

Talking with Taxi Drivers

Immigration, New York, Queens, Transportation July 25, 2018 at 9:52 am

Queens Press talks to several taxi drivers about the continued pressures they are facing.

‘Hi, Daddy… When are you coming home?’

‘Hi, Daddy… When are you coming home?’

Immigration, Latino July 23, 2018 at 11:48 pm

As the judge’s decision approaches, the wife of Pablo Villavicencio, the pizza delivery man detained by ICE, tells El Diario about the challenges of suddenly becoming a single mother of two.

(Photo via La Voz)

When ICE Went to Mariana’s House

Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican July 19, 2018 at 10:16 am

A La Voz reporter offers an intimate account of the harrowing experience of being arrested by ICE, as told by a Mexican woman in the Hudson Valley whose husband was deported.

Guatemalan Mother Reunites with Her Three Children in NYC

Guatemalan Mother Reunites with Her Three Children in NYC

Central American, Immigration, Women, Youth July 16, 2018 at 5:27 pm

As a Guatemalan mother reunited with her three kids who had been detained in El Barrio, Mamaroneck held a vigil for another immigrant mother who took refuge in a New York church, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

In memoriam: Reyna Candia, right, the mother of 4-year-old Luz Gonzalez, and the girl's father chose not to attend their daughter's funeral in Mexico due to fears they would be stopped at the border amid the crack down on immigration under President Donald Trump, according to Gonzalez's godmother Fabiola Mendieta, left. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn paper)

Seeking Justice for Mexican-American Girl

Brooklyn, Immigration, Mexican, Youth July 16, 2018 at 3:31 pm

Brooklyn Paper reports that the Mexican parents of a four year old killed by a hit-and-run driver declined to travel to Mexico for her burial, fearing that they might not be able to return to the U.S.

Rally for solidarity against the deportation of immigrants in front of 26 Federal Plaza. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Budget’s $46M in Aid for Immigrants Not Enough, Activists Say

Government, Immigration, New York July 12, 2018 at 6:15 pm

The New York City Council assigned $46 million in funds for free lawyers and other programs shielding immigrants against the Trump administration, but activists say this is insufficient, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Victoria Hernández, community coordinator with SEPA Mujer on Long Island urges political pressure on Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

New Policy Changes Add Misery to the Plight of Immigrants

Immigration, Long Island July 11, 2018 at 6:58 pm

As recent policy changes in Washington are making immigrants uneasy about applying for benefits for fear of deportation, pro-immigration activists brace for the prospect that a law that protects victims of domestic violence will not be renewed by Congress, Noticia Long Island reports.

(Images via The Amsterdam News)

‘Blacks vs. Latinos’ Thanks to Trump?

African American, Black, Immigration, Latino, New York July 11, 2018 at 2:14 pm

The Amsterdam News explores whether Trump policies are driving a wedge between different groups.

Hongjun Yu, owner of Tang’s Noodle, at the Canal Street restaurant. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Immigrant Restaurateur Struggles with Culture Shock

Business, East Asian, Food, Immigration, Manhattan July 9, 2018 at 3:58 pm

For a restauranteur from China, running a restaurant in Chinatown proved more difficult than he imagined as the procedure to open one differs greatly between China and New York. He shares his experience with Sing Tao Daily.

The "Essential Plan" is just one of the health plans offered through the New York State Department of Health.

Finding Health Care in the Land of Opportunity

A recent immigrant from Pakistan granted asylum in the U.S. reflects on the difficulties associated with obtaining affordable health care.