Immigration

From left to right: GRAMMY-nominated jazz guitarist Sebastian Noelle, Korean violinist Sita Borahm Chay, Dreamer and columnist Juan Escalante. Chay says immigrant artists have a responsibility to connect with other artists of color and awaken empathy. (Photo by Allyson Escobar for Voices of NY)

Immigrant Artists and the American Dream

Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York April 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm

The Immigrant Arts Coalition brought together numerous artists for a panel discussion in NYC on April 18.

Members of the Green Light NY coalition took to Albany to request the approval of the Driver License Access and Privacy Act. (Photo via El Diario)

Advocates Press for Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented New Yorkers

Immigration, New York, Transportation April 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm

A broad coalition of activists and pro-immigrant groups gathered in Albany to push for the approval of a bill that would grant undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The Queens library event on TPS. (Photo via Vishwanews.com)

Renewal of TPS for Nepal: ‘Not Enough Lobbying’

Immigration, Queens, South Asian April 13, 2018 at 5:34 pm

Nepalese are being urged to reach out to get more support from local legislators for the extension of TPS, Vishwanews.com reports.

Lawyers and leaders say that they will fight on with protests and sit-ins until ICE is kept away from the courts. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Lawyers Escalate Fight to Get ICE Out of NYC Courts

Immigration, New York April 12, 2018 at 5:35 pm

After 175 immigrants have been detained in New York immigration courts in the past year, a coalition of hundreds of attorneys is urging the state’s chief judge to stop “out of control” ICE through protests, sit-ins and complaints, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Donald McCaffrey of the NYPD. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Scam Targeting Chinese Immigrants Swindled $2.5M from NYC Victims

Crime, East Asian, Immigration April 11, 2018 at 8:41 pm

Queens police alerted Chinese immigrants to an international scam that involves fake websites with photos of victims, reports Sing Tao Daily.

NYC Commission on Human Rights Specialist Abraham Tejeda leading a workshop. (Photo by William Engel via Kings County Politics

Lending a ‘Legal Hand’ Against Discrimination

Brooklyn, Housing, Immigration, Queens April 11, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Kings County Politics covers legal workshops on housing offered by the volunteer organization Legal Hand.

Everyday Chinatown

Sharing ’Everyday Chinatown’ Stories

East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan, Video April 10, 2018 at 5:34 pm

Everyday objects accompanied by stories from Chinese immigrant families are on display in select Chinatown stores as part of a THINK!CHINATOWN project, reports SinoVision English Channel.

Clifton, Staten Island (Photo by Wusel007, Creative Commons license)

End of Relief Program Devastates SI Liberians

African, Immigration, Staten Island April 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm

A Liberian immigrant writes in City Limits about the consequences faced by the Liberians living on Staten Island after President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Enforced Departure program.

Gabriela Lazo and her mother, Ana Sumba. Queens residents prepare to vote at Participatory Budgeting New York City. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Children, Undocumented to Vote in Participatory Budgeting Program

Immigration, New York, Youth April 9, 2018 at 4:37 pm

Kids as young as 11, as well as people without immigration status, will be voting this week in the participatory budgeting program, in which residents of participating City Council districts decide how to spend millions of dollars on public projects, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Immigration court on Varick Street. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Legal Assistance for Immigrants Leads to Fewer Deportations

Immigration, New York, Social Services April 6, 2018 at 5:35 pm

A report by Syracuse University reveals that New York is the state where the largest number of immigrants have free legal assistance, leading to a rate of deportation that is half of Texas’, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Do Lee (Photo by Rachel Ramirez via CUNY Graduate Center)

The Immigrants Who Rely on E-Bikes

East Asian, Immigration, Labor, New York, Transportation April 5, 2018 at 4:46 pm

In his study on e-bikes, Ph.D. candidate Do Lee finds that immigrant workers, especially older Chinese workers, rely heavily on the mode of transportation, reports World Journal.

Mom knows best: In B. Nandi Jacob’s play “Mother-in-Law,” at the Black Lady Theatre on April 7, the title character schemes to break up her son’s upcoming marriage. (Photo via Caribbean Life)

A Caribbean Immigrant Comedy in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration April 5, 2018 at 4:25 pm

B. Nandi Jacob hopes her comedic play about an undocumented immigrant, opening April 7 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, draws attention to the plight of Caribbean immigrants, reports Caribbean Life.

Mariel Fiori (Photo via La Voz)

Opinion: Asking Hudson Valley Police to Fulfill Sanctuary Resolution

Immigration, New York, Opinion, Police April 4, 2018 at 3:17 pm

In an editorial piece, the editor of La Voz talks about how Hudson Valley pro-immigrant and community groups are pressuring the Kingston police department to fulfill procedures from a sanctuary city resolution that was signed a year ago, La Voz reports.

Urging New Yorkers to Be Counted in 2020 Census

Urging New Yorkers to Be Counted in 2020 Census

Featured Posts, Government, Immigration April 3, 2018 at 5:57 pm

City officials urged that all New Yorkers be counted in the 2020 Census, and vowed to continue fighting against the inclusion of a citizenship question.

Guatemalan immigrant Aura Hernández with her children, Camila and Daniel, in the Upper West Side church Fourth Universalist Society. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘I’m No Fugitive,’ Says 2nd Immigrant Refugee in Manhattan Church

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan, Religion April 2, 2018 at 5:41 pm

Aura Hernández, the second Guatemalan mother who has sought refuge in a Manhattan church fearing deportation, says she was abused by a Border Patrol officer and vows to resist ICE, El Diario/La Prensa reports.