Immigration

Vanessa Bransburg, Luz Maria Hernandez and Irene Alcanta Gonzalez are members of Si Se Puede!, a cleaning co-op based in Sunset Park.

For immigrant women’s co-op, best praise is imitation

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino February 2, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Across the country and world, worker cooperatives have emerged as a tool to spur economic development among immigrants, and 2012 has been declared the United Nations’ International Year of Cooperatives. Here in New York City, Home Reporter News recently profiled a co-op based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, which has becomeRead More

Long Island forum offers opportunity to weigh in on redistricting

Long Island forum offers opportunity to weigh in on redistricting

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Politics February 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Long Island WINS, along with several other advocacy organizations, will host a forum on the state’s ongoing redistricting process on Feb. 6.

A new immigration office has opened in Queens, the first in the city outside of Manhattan.

City’s most diverse borough gets its own immigration office

Immigration, New York, Queens February 1, 2012 at 11:14 am

The schlep to downtown Manhattan to file paperwork with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services may be a thing of the past for some outer-borough residents, now that the agency has opened its first New York City office outside of Manhattan.

Filipino-Americans donate medical supplies to typhoon victims

$2M typhoon relief on the way to Philippines

Immigration, In the News January 30, 2012 at 10:46 am

The Filipino-American community has donated more than $2M in medical supplies to victims of Typhoon Sendong. The shipment includes antibiotics, cough medicines, antihistamines, eye astringent, anti-malaria and water purifiers. They were packaged at the Catholic medical Mission Board in Long Island City, and shipped to Silliman University in Dumaguete, Philippines.Read More

Asian American press differs on John Liu investigation

Feet In Two Worlds compares the reporting, showing that while New York’s English-language media used the word “scandal,” Chinese newspapers called it a “fundraising issue,” and the Korean press used the word “allegation.”

Deceased Ground Zero volunteer Rafael Hernandez

9/11 hero dies without honor

Health, Immigration, Latino, Mexican January 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Rapheal Hernandez died in his Queens apartment. He was one of many undocumented immigrants to work at Ground Zero, who have not been compensated, medically cared for, or recognized for their heroism.

Takis Vassos owns Pegasus Travel in Astoria

Greeks flee ailing economy, return to Astoria

Economy, Immigration, New York, Western European January 17, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Play Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska’s radio report on Greek Americans returning to Astoria, to escape the ailing economy in Greece.

Immigrants on Ellis Island circa 1900

Waiver to keep undocumented spouses in US

Immigration, Metro Area, Politics January 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm

The Immigration Department (USCIS) is proposing a change to rules governing how spouses and adult children of American citizens get their immigration status adjusted.

Day laborers gather on a New York street.

Cold treatment for New York day laborers

Bronx, Economy, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, New York January 16, 2012 at 11:42 am

Even with temperatures below freezing, day laborer Alan Montero, 37, has no choice but to stand and wait on a street in the Bronx looking for work so he can make a living and support his family in Guatemala.

Iraqi refugee Alaa Majeed now lives in Brooklyn

Iraqi talks about refugee life in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Immigration, In the News January 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Alaa Majeed is one of 60,000 Iraqis who came to the United States after the 2003 invasion. She is married to an American, and has settled in Brooklyn. But even as the last US troops left Iraq, Majeed was not making plans to hurry back home. She tells City Limits the destabilizing effects of the war will continue. It’s hard to say when Iraq might be safe enough for her and her family to begin considering a return.

Romney’s Mexican family

Immigration, Mexican, Politics, Video January 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has officially invoked his father’s Mexican roots. It came during campaigning for the New Hampshire primary. And no sooner had he invoked his Latino cred, Univision sent reporter Edgar Munoz to Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, where some 50 of Romney’s cousins call home.

Haitian footballers make mark on NFL and mainstream America

Caribbean, Immigration, In the News, Opinion January 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm

This is a time-tested ritual long practiced by our aggrieved, proud communities in the Diaspora: the meticulous but truculent search for any noticeable signs that give us a sure measure of our success or defeat in the murkily impervious United States of America.

The changing face of Bath Beach, Brooklyn.

The changing face of Bath Beach, Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Immigration, In the News, Mexican January 8, 2012 at 10:01 pm

A combination of Chinese, Russian, Mexican and Italian immigrants are mixing it up in Bath Beach, Brooklyn. Home Reporter News reports that the once Italian neighborhood is changing, and some locals say in many ways it’s for the better.

Secret sanctuary against abuse in East Harlem

Health, Housing, Immigration, In the News, Manhattan, New York January 4, 2012 at 3:16 pm

The Violence Intervention Program was founded in East Harlem in 1984 to provide services like counseling and emergency shelter or transitional housing for abused women. The organization is located in an inconspicuous building and its address is kept secret to protect victims in search of a fresh and safe start.

Filipino slams US cash for visas plan

Immigration, In the News, Opinion, Politics, Southeast Asian January 4, 2012 at 9:02 am

Applications for EB-5 visas have quadrupled over the last four years. The visa grants two year green cards to investors who fork over $500,000 to $1M to create or maintain 10 jobs. Although New York area developers have raised more than a Billion dollars from this visa over the pastRead More