Immigration

Students rally for the DREAM Act.

DREAM Act team turns to state aid

Education, Featured Posts, Immigration December 5, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Supporters have begun a campaign to make undocumented students eligible for scholarships and state aid programs.

Daniel Altschuler, president of the Long Island Civic Engagement Table (far left), next to Elizabeth Bonilla, of New York Communities for Change, and Magdalena Flores, Alexandra San Juan and Carlos Ramos of Make the Road New York.

Children of immigrants hope for change in Suffolk

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Politics December 5, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Suffolk County’s growing Latino population made itself heard in the rise in youth voter turnout for the election of a new county executive.

Activists denounce imprisonment of immigrants

Immigration, In the News, Latino December 5, 2011 at 11:11 am

Border patrol agents stray out of their jurisdiction to interrogate immigrants about their immigration status on trains and buses in a northern region of New York State, and most of those they detain are Latin Americans, according to a report released in November.

Peconic Landing retirement home in Greenport, Long Island

When government audits, immigrants lose

Economy, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Opinion November 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Immigrant workers lose jobs at retirement home in Long Island.

Enough with deportations and Secure Communities

Enough with deportations and Secure Communities

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Opinion November 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm

More than one million people have been deported since the beginning of the Obama administration. An editorial from La Voz says: “Stop the deportations and enough with S-Comm.”

Lali Guras restaurant on 76th St. and 37th Road in Jackson Heights, Queens

South Asian businesses cry foul

Economy, Immigration, Queens, South Asian November 29, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Business owners in Jackson Heights, Queens blame the city–which converted their street into a pedestrian mall–for a drop in business.

Indian discuss diaspora issues

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, South Asian November 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm

The Indian ambassador joined over 200 people of Indian descent from the Americas to discuss issues important to the diaspora.

Former immigrants tell why they returned to Mexico and what advice they have for others.

Former Mexican immigrants tell their story

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Metro Area, Mexican November 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Five former immigrants in Neza, Mexico tell why they returned and what advice they have for those still living in the US.

The ‘Cinderella Visa’

Immigration, In the News November 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm

As the visa lottery ends, an immigrant who has lived in the United States for a decade recounts her sad experience visiting a lawyer who specializes in immigration issues. What did she learn? “Get famous or get married.”

Immigrants who pick food go hungry themselves, in fear of immigration officials.

Boiled corn for dinner

Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Mexican November 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Immigrants who spend hours harvesting the food Americans eat are afraid to risk going out to shop for food.

Turmoil in Greece touches Astoria

Economy, Immigration, In the News, Queens November 16, 2011 at 2:18 pm

The collapsing economy of Greece has revitalized the Greek population in Astoria, which in recent years had been declining.

Members of the New York Coalition to Expand Voting Rights, activists, and students rallied on Nov. 7 to highlight that thousands of legal residents will not be able to vote in the following day's elections because they are not citizens.

Queens neighborhoods shortchanged

Featured Posts, Immigration, Politics, Queens November 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm

A press conference was held on Nov. 7 calling to allow legal residents the right to vote in local elections.

Suffolk rallies against hate

Suffolk rallies against hate

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, Politics November 11, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Focusing on the new administration elected on Tuesday to lead Suffolk County, the Long Island Immigrant Alliance held a rally Wedmesdau outside the Suffolk Legislature to call for making Suffolk a “Hate Free Zone.”

Student cyber-scammers get light sentences

Student cyber-scammers get light sentences

Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Opinion November 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Light sentences for scammers blamed for $3m bank fraud raise questions about law enforcement and the J-1 visa program.

Dream Team members at Brooklyn College.

Undocumented immigrant students form ‘DREAM Team’

Education, Immigration, In the News, New York November 9, 2011 at 10:56 am

Undocumented students at City Universities have formed The DREAM Team, in alliance with the nationwide effort to pass the DREAM Act.