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Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Featured Posts, Health, Housing, Immigration, Opinion, Women, Youth August 30, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A proposed rule from the Department of Homeland Security could have a chilling effect on the use of public benefits by immigrants and their U.S.-born family members.

Residents at the Crossroads Juvenile Detention Center. (Photo by José Martínez via El Diario)

Inside Crossroads, a ‘Maximum Security Prison’ For Youths

Brooklyn, Youth August 29, 2018 at 2:41 pm

An El Diario/La Prensa reporter visited the Crossroads Juvenile Detention Center in Brooklyn and talked with inmates as well as officials discussing “Raise the Age” and a probable transfer of youths from Rikers Island.

"Michelle Lin" (Photo by Ke "April" Xu for Voices of NY)

Depression in Young Asian-American Women

Within the Asian-American community, mental health experts are trying to promote greater understanding and treatment of depression and suicide ideation among young women.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Supporting Bangladeshi Students

Brooklyn, South Asian, Women, Youth August 9, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Bklyner covers a rally by members of the Bangladeshi community in support of student protesters in Bangladesh.

A rally held some months ago in support of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Arts. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

A Clue to Carranza’s Approach to Struggling Schools?

Culture, Education, Manhattan, Youth August 8, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Chalkbeat examines the case of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts, saved from closure but now subject to a leadership change, and what this might portend for other Renewal schools.

Guatemalan Mother Reunites with Her Three Children in NYC

Guatemalan Mother Reunites with Her Three Children in NYC

Central American, Immigration, Women, Youth July 16, 2018 at 5:27 pm

As a Guatemalan mother reunited with her three kids who had been detained in El Barrio, Mamaroneck held a vigil for another immigrant mother who took refuge in a New York church, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

In memoriam: Reyna Candia, right, the mother of 4-year-old Luz Gonzalez, and the girl's father chose not to attend their daughter's funeral in Mexico due to fears they would be stopped at the border amid the crack down on immigration under President Donald Trump, according to Gonzalez's godmother Fabiola Mendieta, left. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn paper)

Seeking Justice for Mexican-American Girl

Brooklyn, Immigration, Mexican, Youth July 16, 2018 at 3:31 pm

Brooklyn Paper reports that the Mexican parents of a four year old killed by a hit-and-run driver declined to travel to Mexico for her burial, fearing that they might not be able to return to the U.S.

The Brownsville Community Culinary Center offers free sliders and ice cream and ice tea to the neighborhood.
Chloe Hadley (L) and Travis Maxwell (R) cook jerk chicken and sliders. For a neighborhood celebration, BCCC students Chloe Hadley, left, and Travis Maxwell cooked jerk chicken and sliders (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein via The Bridge)

Food and Jobs on the Menu in Brownsville

African, Brooklyn, Food, Labor, Youth July 11, 2018 at 2:25 pm

For a year now, the Brownsville Community Culinary Center has served up food “inspired by the history of the African diaspora” and offered a culinary training program, reports The Bridge.

Meghan Dunn (Photo vai Chalkbeat)

What Separated Children Require in School

Brooklyn, Education, Immigration, Youth July 5, 2018 at 1:02 pm

Chalkbeat talks with a NYC principal with “deep experience” in helping children cope with trauma.

City officials announcing the services that will be offered the 300 children separated from their parent by the "zero tolerance" policy, brought to NYC under federal jurisdiction. (Screen shot from

NYC Offers Help to Separated Children

Immigration, New York, Youth July 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm

NYC will offer the 300 children here under federal jurisdiction, separated from their parents at the southern border, an array of health and other services.

Leaders want more investments made on youth programs for Hispanic and African-American minors to prevent street violence. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Council Members Apologize to NYC Youths for Gang Violence

African American, Bronx, Latino, Youth July 2, 2018 at 3:31 pm

Claiming that the city has let down its youth in the wake of another gang murder, NYC Hispanic elected officials and community leaders call for programs to stop the violence and support youths, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Some 70 students marched from their schools in the South Bronx to Lower Manhattan to attend last week’s rally. (Photo by Sneha Dey via City Limits)

Suit: Black and Latino Students Deprived of Sports Equity

Black, Latino, Sports, Youth June 28, 2018 at 5:01 pm

A lawsuit brought against the NYC Department of Education and the Public Schools Athletic League alleges that Black and Latino high school students “have significantly less access to sports teams.” City Limits covers the rally where the lawsuit was announced.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a media availability following a visit to a facility accepting children separated from their families at the border on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

 
(Photo by Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office via Flickr/nycmayorsoffice)

De Blasio: the Separated Families Policy has ‘Come Home to NYC’

Immigration, New York, Youth June 20, 2018 at 6:53 pm

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio visited a center where 239 children separated from their families at the border are receiving services and instruction, while protests and editorials continued to urge the Trump administration to reverse course.

Trinidadian-American author and illustrator Daniel O’Brien with his children’s book, “The Carnival Prince.” (Photo by Caroline Ourso via Caribbean Life)

A Caribbean ‘Carnival Prince’ Created in Queens

Caribbean, Culture, Queens, Youth June 8, 2018 at 5:05 pm

Caribbean Life speaks to Queens illustrator and author Daniel O’Brien whose children’s book “The Carnival Prince” blends West Indian traditions and folklore.

People’s Theatre Project (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Preparing the ‘Next Generation of Storytellers’ in Inwood

Culture, Manhattan, Youth June 1, 2018 at 3:26 pm

People’s Theatre Project marks 10 years of offering theater programs with a social justice angle to youths in Inwood, reports Manhattan Times.