Immigration

Our Lady of Victories Parish in Jersey City, NJ (Photo via Filipino Reporter)

Filipino Church in Jersey City Marks 100 Years

Immigration, Metro Area, Religion, Southeast Asian September 29, 2017 at 1:40 pm

The congregation of Our Lady of Victories Parish, now made up primarily of Filipino immigrants, is holding a gala on Sept. 30 as part of a yearlong celebration of its centennial anniversary, writes Filipino Reporter.

Ana Ruiz, from Guatemala, suffered discrimination at her workplace due to her national origin. (Photo by Zaira Cortes via El Diario)

Workplace Discrimination Complaints on the Rise in New York

Central American, Immigration, Labor, Mexican September 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm

The case of a Guatemalan worker discriminated against by Mexicans highlights a 60 percent increase in labor complaints in New York over mistreatment based on race, religion and gender, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

New Community Outreach Role for Korean-American NYPD Officer

New Community Outreach Role for Korean-American NYPD Officer

East Asian, Immigration, Police September 25, 2017 at 5:20 pm

Capt. Chungyoon Huh of the NYPD has become executive officer of the Community Outreach Division in the Community Affairs Bureau, Korea Daily reports.

(Photo courtesy of United We Dream via Long Island WINS)

On Renewing DACA Before Oct. 5 Deadline

Immigration September 22, 2017 at 3:56 pm

Long Island Wins has some details on the process of renewing DACA before the Oct. 5 deadline.

Shelley Worrell, founder of cultural advocacy group Caribbeing, spearheaded the movement to designate parts of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush as “Little Caribbean.” (Photo by Caleb Caldwell via Brooklyn Paper)

‘Little Caribbean’ Designation Comes to Flatbush

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration September 22, 2017 at 2:22 pm

Segments of Flatbush and Nostrand avenues and Empire Blvd. will soon have signs designating the area as “Little Caribbean,” Brooklyn Paper reports.

Dreamer Luis Ramírez is unable to travel to the state of Morelos where his mother, Silvia Barreto, lives. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Double Tragedy for Mexican Dreamer in Queens

Immigration, Mexican September 22, 2017 at 1:52 pm

The recent revocation of DACA is preventing a young Queens resident from travelling to Mexico, where his mother lost her home in Tuesday’s earthquake, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Lucero Castillo, from Mexico, lost a member of her family in the Mexico City earthquake. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mexicans, Puerto Ricans Respond to Tragedy Back Home

Environment, Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican, New York, Puerto Rican September 21, 2017 at 6:15 pm

Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in the metro area struggled to get news from their homes, ravaged by a powerful earthquake and a hurricane respectively, and are mobilizing to send help, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Ayọ (Photo via BK Reader)

A Conversation with Ayọ

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European, Immigration September 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

The singer and musician Ayọ will be performing at Weeksville Heritage Center on Sept. 24, a few days before the release of her eponymous album, reports BK Reader.

Somia Elrowmeim, Adult Education instructor at AAANY and founder of the Union of Arab Women. (Photo by Humera Afridi via Open City)

Empowering Arab Women in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim, North African, Women September 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Two articles in Open City explore the work of the Union of Arab Women, a Bay Ridge women’s collective housed within the Arab American Association of New York offices.

Mia Warren (standing) helping participants with audio editing. (Photo by Rachael Bongiorno via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Sharing Stories of Food and Home

Culture, Food, Immigration September 21, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Participants of a Feet in 2 Worlds food journalism workshop shared stories of how food items remind them of family and home.

Amanda Morales-Guerra, with her son David, at Holyrood Church, has spent one month in sanctuary to request a solution to her immigration situation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Guatemalan Mother Spends 1st Month in Church ‘Living in Agony’

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan September 19, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Guatemalan mother Amanda Morales-Guerra has lived for the past month with her three children in a Washington Heights church as ICE continues to refuse to reopen her case, El Diario/La Prensa reports.   

Concerned “Dreamers” Paola Soria and Karla Collaguazo, from Ecuador, listen to Jeff Sessions’ conference about the end of DACA. Established with funding from the city, the new workers’ center inaugurated by the Worker’s Justice Project is an “oasis” in the midst of the current anti-immigrant climate and policies. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dreamers’ Anxiety Could Affect Their Mental Health

Health, Immigration September 15, 2017 at 5:55 pm

The fear and angst New York Dreamers are feeling in light of the possibility of losing DACA could have an impact on their mental health, compounded with the fear of losing health insurance, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

President Minsun Kim of KAAGNY speak at the press conference. To his left is Rabbi Robert Kaplan of JCRC and to Kim’s right is Charles Yoon, chairman of the KAAGNY board. (Photo via The Korea Times)

A Letter-Writing Campaign for Dreamers

East Asian, Immigration, Jewish September 15, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Korean groups nationwide, including The Korean American Association of Greater New York, have started a letter-writing campaign urging the passage of legislation that would protect DACA recipients, reports The Korea Times.

The author protesting the repeal of DACA in front of Trump Tower, September 9, 2017 (Photo via The FilAm)

The Need for Research on Filipino Immigration

Immigration, Metro Area, South Asian September 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Writing in The FilAm, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology describes her research project concerning Filipino immigrant youths, as well as how “the current literature on Filipino immigrants does not reflect the reality of Filipino-U.S. migration.”

Shailee Basnet (Photo via Everest Times)

Nepalese to Perform at Gotham Comedy Club

Culture, Immigration, South Asian September 14, 2017 at 3:59 pm

A Nepalese mountaineer is scheduled to make her New York debut at the Gotham Comedy Club Sept. 20, reports Everest Times.