Immigration

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Nydia Velásquez are pushing for a bill that would benefit Dreamers and TPS holders. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Pelosi and Velásquez Push for DACA/TPS Bill in New York

Government, Immigration, New York March 21, 2019 at 5:55 pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Rep. Nydia Velásquez and other New York lawmakers and immigrants to call for federal protections for DACA and TPS recipients, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Sarina Prabasi talks about writing her memoir, 'The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times.' Prabasi had to balance the demands of her nonprofit career, her family and Buunni Coffee, an independent cafe chain she runs with her husband. Her memoir will be released April 9. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

‘The Coffeehouse Resistance’ in Washington Heights

Business, Culture, Immigration, Manhattan March 21, 2019 at 5:53 pm

Sarina Prabasi, the co-owner of a popular coffee shop, shares with The Riverdale Press how the Washington Heights location inspired her forthcoming memoir on her immigrant experience.

201 Varick Street building (Photo by Christopher Lee for Documented)

Speed-up in NYC Immigration Court

Immigration, New York March 20, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Documented reports on the sudden rescheduling of hearings in immigration court in NYC, in some cases leaving attorneys and their clients scrambling and unprepared.

MOIA Reports on the ‘State of our Immigrant City’

MOIA Reports on the ‘State of our Immigrant City’

Government, Immigration, New York March 19, 2019 at 5:19 pm

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs released its second annual report on March 19.

The Brooklyn Irish LGBTQ Organization (Photo by Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden via Irish Central)

A First for the Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Parade

Brooklyn, Immigration, LGBTQ, Western European March 15, 2019 at 7:36 pm

An LGBTQ contingent will march in the Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year for the first time, reports Irish Central. Meanwhile, The Wave reports that the grand marshal of the Manhattan parade spoke out against anti-immigrant sentiment.

Mariana Romero Toledo Arepas Café restaurant in Astoria. (Photo by Danny Mendoza via Queens Latino)

Venezuelans in Queens: Lives Upended

Immigration, Latino, Queens March 14, 2019 at 6:33 pm

Queens Latino has compiled several voices of Venezuelans in New York distraught by the country’s crisis but hopeful for the future and, in some cases, longing for U.S. intervention.

Demonstrators in Albany ask for driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. (Photo via El Diario)

Clamor for Driver’s Licenses Bill Reaches Albany

Government, Immigration, New York, Transportation March 13, 2019 at 5:07 pm

A broad pro-immigrant coalition and several legislators marched in Albany to urge the State Legislature to include in the next budget legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to have access to a driver’s license, El Diario La Prensa reports.

The site of shuttered storefronts has caused concerns all over the city, as commercial rents reportedly rise. (Photo via City Limits)

Report: How Rising Rents Hurt Immigrant Small Businesses

Business, Immigration, New York March 8, 2019 at 5:23 pm

A study released by the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development finds that 77 percent of immigrant small business owners surveyed felt “overburdened” by the rent they currently pay, reports City Limits.

Julie Menin, recently named Director of the Census for NYC, addressing community and ethnic media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak)

NYC to ‘Light a Fire’ for a Complete Census Count

Demographics, Featured Posts, Government, Immigration March 7, 2019 at 6:21 pm

The new director of the Census for NYC met with the community and ethnic media on March 7 at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Biomedical engineer Muhammed Rufai Batmanoglu, with a PhD from Turkey, has been driving for Uber and Lyft for the last two years. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

‘Structural Underemployment’ Among Immigrant Professionals

Immigration, Labor March 5, 2019 at 4:56 pm

Immigrant professionals have a hard time finding jobs that match their skills and knowledge base, reports City Limits.

Assembly member Catalina Cruz, Zach Ahmad and Natalia Francisco and at the forum entitled “Driver’s Licenses Now: The Path, the Benefits and How It Will Work in NY.” (Photo by Edwin Martinez via El Diario)

Panel Urges Albany to Pass Driver’s Licenses Bill that Benefits ‘Everyone’

Immigration, New York, Transportation March 4, 2019 at 6:19 pm

A panel of elected officials, community leaders and immigrant workers urged Albany to pass a driver’s licenses for the undocumented bill, touting its overall economic benefits for New Yorkers, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(from the post by the National TPS Alliance, on Medium)

Some TPS Holders Get Reprieve to Jan. 2020

Immigration March 1, 2019 at 5:31 pm

Sudanese, Nicaraguan, Haitian and Salvadoran TPS holders have received a reprieve until Jan. 2, 2020 from the Department of Homeland Security.

New York State senator Jessica Ramos, speaking at a rally for justice reform. (Photo via El Diario)

One-Day Sentence Reduction Would Protect Immigrants from Deportation

Immigration, New York February 27, 2019 at 5:01 pm

A NY Senate bill reducing the maximum sentence for misdemeanor offenses from one year to 364 days would improve significantly the chances of immigrants caught in minor offenses to keep their immigration benefits, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Students in Denver protest President Trump's decision to end DACA in September 2017. (Photo by Melanie Asmar via Chalkbeat)

NY DREAM Act Approved But Fears Persist

Education, Immigration, New York February 27, 2019 at 12:41 pm

A month after legislators passed the New York State DREAM Act, Chalkbeat takes a look at why students and families remain reluctant to apply for tuition assistance.

Mexican-American Agustina Pérez said she experienced first-hand the anguish of ICE’s actions when her mother was detained. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Deportation Report Suggests NYC is ‘Capital of ICE’

Immigration, New York February 22, 2019 at 5:44 pm

A report by City Comptroller Scott Stringer about the spike in deportations in New York City since Trump took office has further alarmed immigrants, El Diario La Prensa reports.

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