Immigration

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.

Kingsbridge resident Fikadu Lemma and friend, Alem Ashebir, pose outside Central Park.

Finding Ethiopian marathoners in the Bronx

African, Bronx, Featured Posts, Immigration November 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm

The Bronx is home to 14 athletes from Ethiopia. While New York offers opportunities for them, they face many challenges.

Bilingual debate focuses on immigrants’ issues

Bilingual debate focuses on immigrants’ issues

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, Politics November 8, 2011 at 11:07 am

Nearly five hundred people attended the first-ever bilingual debate between candidates for Suffolk County executive.

Caribbeans are silent on deportations

Caribbean, Immigration, In the News, Latino, Opinion, Politics November 7, 2011 at 11:15 am

While Latino singers, celebrities and groups are using every opportunity to speak up about the Obama administration’s stepped-up deportation program, Caribbean celebrities, government officials and the many who call themselves leaders are silent.

Many Latin American immigrants send the remains of loved ones home after death, part of their strong traditional belief in the afterlife as illustrated by these decorative skulls used to celebrate Mexico's Day of the Dead.

The dead won’t sleep in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino November 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Mexicans in the South Bronx follow the ritual of sending the bodies of the deceased back to their native land.

Cabbage, green peppers, apples and kale are just some of the seasonal fruits and vegetables Lenox Finest Food Market will sell as part of the Fresh Bodegas initiative.

Rounding-up food in NY

Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Health, Immigration, New York November 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm

A sample of articles from the ethnic and local press that cover various angles on food.

The youth service organization The Door serves more than 11,000 youth a year and offers job training sessions.

Group helps immigrant youth gain independence

Immigration, In the News, Manhattan November 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm

The youth services organization, The Door, which is located at 555 Broome St., handles a significant number of national applications for a little-known immigration status that allows immigrants under age 21 who suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment by their parents to become permanent, legal U.S. residents.

NYC’s changing ethnic outlook

NYC’s changing ethnic outlook

Featured Posts, Immigration, New York November 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Census data reveals greater movement and complexity among ethnic groups in NYC.

Immigration reform added to movement of “indignant”

Economy, Immigration, In the News, Latino October 31, 2011 at 3:12 pm

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement, which started last month in a small park in New York City and spread quickly to major U.S. cities, could receive an unexpected boost from organizations that are fighting for comprehensive immigration reform. “Immigrants are definitely part of the 99% that has been affected byRead More