Immigration

In Elizabeth, NJ (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Hispanics in Elizabeth Apathetic about Elections

Elections 2017, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area October 30, 2017 at 3:14 pm

In a political potluck, as part of the collaborative journalism project Voting Block, Hispanic residents in Elizabeth, New Jersey, discussed the next gubernatorial race, Reporte Hispano reports.  

The three candidates for the 43rd District City Council seat, Justin Brannan, John Quaglione and Bob Capano were vetted before the Arab American Association Of New York on Oct. 24. (Photo By Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Arab American Association Holds Council Debate

Brooklyn, Immigration, Politics October 25, 2017 at 4:57 pm

The Arab American Association of New York and Fight Back Bay Ridge organized a City Council debate for the 43rd district seat to address issues relevant to the local Arab and immigrant populations, reports Kings County Politics.

Naked Cowgirl Patricia Burck, with her famous husband, Robert Burck, in Times Square. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Naked Cowboy’s Wife Gets a Green Card Under Trump

Immigration, Mexican October 24, 2017 at 5:21 pm

The “Naked Cowgirl,” the wife of the famous Times Square character – and Trump supporter – has obtained her green card after several years waiting for a pardon, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Amanda Morales-Guerra, with her son David in Holyrood Church, a month after seeking sanctuary to ask for a solution to her immigration situation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario NY)

Guatemalan Mother Still Waits for a Second Chance

Government, Immigration, Manhattan October 20, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Amanda Morales-Guerra and her three children continue to live in Manhattan’s Holyrood Church, as immigration authorities refuse to reopen her case to allow her attorneys to contest her deportation order, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Activists denounce illegal NYPD surveillance. 
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Activists Alert that NYPD and ‘La Migra’ Share Data on Alleged Gang Members

Immigration, New York, Police October 19, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Pro-immigrant advocates warn that the police and immigration authorities are exchanging a database that “criminalizes” communities of color and undocumented immigrants, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Ticket stub for NJ concert given by Nassif Zeytoun earlier this year. (Photo via Feet in 2 Worlds)

From Damascus to Jersey City: One Immigrant’s Story

Immigration, Metro Area, Middle Eastern October 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm

A young Syrian refugee speaks to Feet in 2 Worlds about struggling to adjust to a new life in New Jersey.

(Photo via El Diario)

Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Grows on SI

Immigration, Latino, Mexican, Staten Island October 17, 2017 at 4:51 pm

Latinos facing obstacles to find housing and employment in the borough are increasingly threatened by “white Trump fanatics” to be turned in to ICE, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

(Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Children Have a Better Childhood than Latinos Born Here

Health, Immigration, Latino, Youth October 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm

A report by the American Academy of Pediatrics finds that, in spite of being poorer, Hispanic immigrant children experience better childhoods than Latino children born in the United States, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Activist Cristina Jiménez, with her brother and parents. (Photo via El Diario)

Dreamer Who Fought for the Creation of DACA Wins ‘Genius’ Grant

Immigration, New York, South American October 12, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Ecuadorean “Dreamer” and immigrant advocate Cristina Jiménez is one of the 2017 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Genius grant award winners, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Eloísa Aquino (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanics in NJ Hope For a Change in State Government

Elections 2017, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area October 11, 2017 at 5:12 pm

As the New Jersey gubernatorial election approaches, immigrants plead for more protection, driver’s licenses for undocumented people, tax cuts and assistance for students, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

“We speak English, Italian and Spanish in our church and, thanks to new immigrants, the parish grew 60 percent and continues to grow,”  said Father Jonathan Morris of the traditionally-Italian Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Belmont area. (Photo via El Diario)

Columbus Controversy Eludes Mexicans and Italians in the Bronx

Bronx, Immigration, Latino, Mexican, Western European October 10, 2017 at 5:04 pm

The controversy over Christopher Columbus has not reached Little Italy in the Bronx, where Italian-American and Mexican residents tighten their bonds after some initial tensions, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Paper Sculptures: Tackling the Golden Venture through Art

Paper Sculptures: Tackling the Golden Venture through Art

Culture, East Asian, History, Immigration October 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Sing Tao Daily looks at how paper sculptures made some 20 years ago by the passengers of the Golden Venture, now on display at the Museum of Chinese in America, continue to be relevant today.

An Intimate View of Celebrating Dashain

An Intimate View of Celebrating Dashain

Featured Posts, Immigration, Queens, Video October 6, 2017 at 5:33 pm

This 360 video offers an intimate look at the Hindu festival of Dashain.

Volunteers helped over 30 attendees with documentation and a protections safety checklist, at the third Bronx Immigration Partnership clinic in Mott Haven on Sept. 27. (Photo by Allyson Escobar via Mott Haven Herald)

Bronx Immigrants Learn About Rights

Bronx, Immigration, Social Services October 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm

A Bronx immigration clinic started after the 2016 election aims to combat fraud by informing immigrants of their rights, reports Mott Haven Herald.

A group of students taking a class at Aprendiendo Inglés Ahora E.S.L. (Photo by Jackie Pape via The Easthampton Star)

ESL on the South Fork

Education, Immigration, Long Island October 5, 2017 at 4:05 pm

Classes for adult students of English have been successful on the South Fork of Long Island, reports The East Hampton Star.