Immigration

Tibetan New Year Observed

Tibetan New Year Observed

Featured Posts, Immigration, Queens, South Asian February 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Members of the Tibetan community observe the Tibetan New Year at a temple in Jackson Heights.

Karen Reyes, in her new role as a CUNY student. She wants to study to become a podiatrist and help immigrant children. (Photo via El Diario)

The Ordeal of a Beauty Queen Threatened by MS-13

Central American, Immigration, New York February 20, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Karen Reyes is a refugee of gang violence in El Salvador who was granted U.S. asylum and is a CUNY student, but her family is now at risk of being deported, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Farah Larrieux (Photo via The Haitian Times)

Farah Larrieux: Faces of TPS

Caribbean, Immigration February 16, 2018 at 4:17 pm

TPS recipient Farah Larrieux speaks to The Haitian Times about the impact of the end of the status on Haitians in the U.S. and in Haiti.

Visitors enter 26 Federal Plaza, the building many immigration hearings take place. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Fewer Children Get Legal Help Fighting Deportation

Immigration, Youth February 15, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Immigration lawyers say it has become harder for children in deportation hearings to get legal representation, City Limits reports.

Jean Montrevil’s 14-year-old son Jahsiah. (Photo by Erin Sheridan via The Indypendent)

Montrevil and Family, Post-Deportation

Caribbean, Immigration February 14, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Haitian activist Jean Montrevil and his family talk to The Indypendent about coping following his Jan. 16 deportation to Haiti.

Protesting (Photo by Chunxiang Jin via World Journal)

Chinese Rally for Family-Based Immigration

East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan February 13, 2018 at 4:29 pm

Some 100 protesters, many of them Chinese, spoke out against the Trump administration’s proposal to restrict family-based visas, reports World Journal.

Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon, left, Undersheriff Steve Kuehhas and Chief Michael Sharkey today at a roundtable discussion with the media in Yaphank. (Photo by Denise Civiletti via RiverheadLOCAL)

Suffolk County Sheriff: ‘ICE Will Stay in This Jail’

Immigration, Long Island, Police February 9, 2018 at 6:03 pm

New sheriff Errol Toulon Jr. said he will continue Suffolk County’s policy of honoring ICE detainer requests, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

Activists are accusing the NYPD of accusing arresting youths of gang activity without proof, working alongside ICE.’ (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYPD Accused of Helping ICE with False Gang Charges

Immigration, Latino, New York, Police February 8, 2018 at 5:40 pm

Activist groups are accusing the NYPD of aiding Trump’s rhetoric by maintaining a secretive gang database and falsely accusing hundreds of detainees of belonging to MS-13, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Ravi Ragbir at the high pulpit in St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church. (Photo by Francesca N. Tate viaBrooklyn Eagle)

Ragbir: Fear of Deportation a Public Health Crisis

Brooklyn, Immigration February 5, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Immigration activist Ravi Ragbir preached at a church in Brooklyn Heights on Sunday and received a special honor, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, only days before his scheduled deportation.

Members of the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NHAEON) prior to the start of this year’s National Retreat, which will focus on a strategic agenda for Haitians across the United States. (Photo courtesy of Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte via Caribbean Life)

Meeting to ‘Chart a Path Forward’ for Haitians

Caribbean, Government, Immigration February 1, 2018 at 5:29 pm

Assembly members Rodneyse Bichotte and Clyde Vanel joined other Haitian-American lawmakers at a National Haitian American Elected Officials Network retreat to discuss strategies and policies affecting the community, reports Caribbean Life.

Catalina Cruz (Photo via El Diario)

Dreamer Catalina Cruz Seeks NY Assembly Seat

Elections 2018, Immigration, Latino, Politics, Queens January 31, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Queens Latina Dreamer and pro-immigrant activist Catalina Cruz seeks to represent Assembly District 39, comprising the neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

New York City Immigration Court is located at 26 Federal Plaza (Screen shot via video by Kate Ryan)

Delays in NY Immigration Courts on the Rise

Immigration, Metro Area, New York January 30, 2018 at 5:34 pm

New York’s immigration courts between the metropolitan area and Long Island are among the most overworked in the country, leaving as many as 80,000 immigrants waiting in limbo for years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Rosa Santana (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

An ‘Urgent’ Need for Pro Bono Lawyers in NJ’s Immigration Courts

Immigration, Metro Area, Social Services January 29, 2018 at 3:26 pm

A member of a New Jersey organization that visits immigration detainees talks to Reporte Hispano about two recent deaths under custody, and asks the new governor for more pro bono immigration lawyers.

Storytelling in Queens

Storytelling in Queens

Culture, Immigration, Queens January 19, 2018 at 4:29 pm

A Queens storytelling event touching on gentrification, immigration and other topics will be held Jan. 27, reports Jackson Heights Post.

Chinese Americans rallying for Trump during the election in 2016. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily.)

Chinese Trump Supporters Steadfast Despite Immigration Policy Changes

East Asian, Immigration, New York January 18, 2018 at 5:29 pm

Even though Trump policy changes may end the extension of visas to family members, Chinese supporters of the president defend his policies, Sing Tao Daily reports.