Immigration

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.

Demonstrators rallied Dec. 4, 2017 in Manhattan's Union Square to support Salvador Nasralla, one of two presidential candidates to declare victory after Honduras' presidential election on Nov. 26, and protest political repression and electoral fraud by the incumbent administration of Juan Orlando Hernández. (Photo by Joe Catron, Creative Commons license)

TPS to End for Hondurans

Central American, Immigration, New York May 4, 2018 at 5:10 pm

The Trump administration is ending temporary protected status for Hondurans, a move that will affect thousands in the New York metro area.

P.S. 1 in Manhattan's Chinatown attracts a diverse mix of students for its Mandarin dual language program. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

City to Add 48 Bilingual Programs in Schools

Education, Immigration, New York May 4, 2018 at 2:48 pm

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced the addition of 48 bilingual programs in more than 10 languages in dozens of schools this fall, reports Chalkbeat.

Members of SEPA Mujer, who worked along with LILAC to have the Language Access Bill passed in Suffolk County. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Language Access Bill Passes: A Victory for Immigrants in Suffolk

Government, Immigration, Long Island May 3, 2018 at 4:33 pm

In a win for Long Island pro-immigrant groups and legislator Mónica Martínez, the Suffolk County Legislature passed a measure to expand language services, Noticia Long Island reports.

Rev. Clint Padgitt (at right, wearing white alb and tippet) welcomes the Rev. Klaus Dieter Gress, the new pastor of Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church. (Photo by Francesca N. Tate via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A New Pastor at German Church in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Immigration, Religion May 3, 2018 at 2:27 pm

In a story on the new pastor at Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Daily Eagle takes a look at the church’s immigrant history.

Photo via El Diario

NYC Workers Embrace Immigrants’ Struggle on May Day

Immigration, Labor, New York May 2, 2018 at 5:04 pm

Activists, union leaders and immigrants gathered in several May 1 demonstrations to proclaim that the struggle for workers’ rights is tied to the immigration struggle, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Parishioners at Our Lady of Victory church in Claremont, where many Hondurans pray. (Photo by Paula Moura via Mott Haven Herald)

The Fears of a South Bronx Honduran Family

Bronx, Central American, Immigration April 30, 2018 at 3:51 pm

A Mott Haven Herald story on a mixed-status Honduran family takes a look at the thousands-strong community in the South Bronx.

Erika Duncan, the founder of Herstory, which published “Brave Journeys,” hopes the collection of stories written by immigrant teens at Long Island high schools will become part of curriculums across the country. (Photo by Amber Davis via The East Hampton Star)

The ‘Brave Journeys’ of Immigrant Students

Immigration, Long Island, Youth April 27, 2018 at 11:16 am

High school students on Long Island described the harrowing journeys they endured in coming to the U.S. in a recently released anthology, reports The East Hampton Star.

Members of the nepalese community at the April 25 event spsonored by Adhikaar in Queens. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Nepalese Anxious over TPS

Immigration, Queens, South Asian April 26, 2018 at 5:28 pm

Nepalese TPS holders expressed worry over news reports that the U.S. government will end the program.

Liang Jin shows a photo of his father's family in China. (Photo by Yu Lan via World Journal)

Chinese Share Memories of Exclusion Act

East Asian, History, Immigration April 25, 2018 at 3:25 pm

At the annual Family Treasures event at the Museum of Chinese in America, Chinese Americans brought historical documents and photos belonging to family members who lived during the era of the Chinese Exclusion Act, reports World Journal.

(Photo courtesy of the NY Dream Foundation via RiverheadLOCAL)

‘Dream’ Scholarships for Immigrant Students

Education, Immigration, Long Island, Youth April 25, 2018 at 2:16 pm

With the financial assistance of Long Island residents and organizations, the Dream Foundation helps immigrant youths pursue higher education, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

April 24 panel on the 2020 Census. Left to right: Wendy Weiser, moderator, director of the democracy program at the Brennan Center for Justice, Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference and Joseph Salvo, director of Population Division of the NYC Department of City Planning. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

‘Be Counted – Trump Doesn’t Want You to Be’

Demographics, Featured Posts, Immigration April 24, 2018 at 6:24 pm

Experts discussed challenges to the 2020 Census, in New York and beyond, at a panel held by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

Protesters marching across the Brooklyn Bridge on the April 20, Day of Outrage rally. Photo Credit: Margarette Tropnas, Facebook.com.

Disappointment Over Haitian March Across Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration April 23, 2018 at 3:38 pm

The Haitian Times describes what resulted from disunity between organizers of a April 20 demonstration meant to capitalize on the anniversary of the community’s historic march in 1990.

Alex Sánchez, director of Homies Unidos in Los Angeles, California, is a former gang member who participated in the first  conference Building a Strong Long Island: Gang Interventions at Work. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

LI Gang Conference Addresses Harsh Reality of Family Reunification

Immigration, Long Island, Youth April 20, 2018 at 5:29 pm

A panel on gang violence on Long Island brought testimonies of former gang members who explained how family reunification policies have been a factor in creating disaffected immigrant youths who become prey to gangs, Noticia Long Island reports.

Immigrant Tenants in Bushwick Organize against Landlord

Immigrant Tenants in Bushwick Organize against Landlord

Brooklyn, Housing, Immigration, Video April 20, 2018 at 2:34 pm

A BRIC TV video follows the plight of immigrant residents of a Bushwick apartment in disrepair who come together to take their landlord to court.