Post Tagged with: "Andrew Cuomo"

During the #HereToStay rally, recently elected State Senator Jessica Ramos spoke about the bill she introduced to protect the undocumented population.(Photo courtesy of Make the Road)

Immigrants Protest in the State’s Capital for Respect and Dignity

Long Island, Metro Area February 6, 2019 at 6:12 pm

Hundreds of immigrants and activists from all over the state gathered in Albany to ask Gov. Cuomo and the legislature to advance the pro-immigrant platform #HereToStay, Noticia Long Island reports.

Protesting the elimination of the "tip credit." (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Workers Oppose Eliminating Tip Credit

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan, New York January 31, 2019 at 5:39 pm

In Chinatown workers and owners of restaurants and nail salons criticize Gov. Cuomo’s plan to eliminate the tip credit, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(Photo courtesy Gov. Cuomo's Office, via Gotham Gazette)

NYS Lags on 2020 Census Prep

Communities, Government, Immigration January 23, 2019 at 5:29 pm

New York State missed a deadline the legislature set for a report that would outline recommendations for achieving an accurate count in the 2020 Census, and an official state commission has yet to be formed, Gotham Gazette reports.

(Photo via El Diario)

Hopes Rise for Driver’s License Bill in NY

Immigration, Latino November 16, 2018 at 5:26 pm

Since Democrats won the two NYS legislative chambers, thousands of immigrants in New York grew hopeful that driver’s licenses will become a reality for undocumented people, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

AmNews Endorses Cuomo, Williams,  and James

AmNews Endorses Cuomo, Williams, and James

Elections 2018, New York August 23, 2018 at 4:36 pm

The Amsterdam News offered its first round of candidate endorsements for the forthcoming Sept. 13 primary.

Williams says he was surprised at the level of interest in his candidacy during a recent trip to upstate New York. (Photo by Jarrett Murphy via City Limits)

Jumaane Williams on Running for Lt. Governor

Elections 2018, New York, Politics February 26, 2018 at 5:13 pm

City Council member Jumaane Williams speaks about his decision to run for lieutenant governor, his thoughts on Cuomo, and his positions on political issues, in an episode of the Max & Murphy podcast, reports City Limits.

Governor Cuomo issued a pardon for Mexican activist Lorena Borjas.
 (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Transgender Activist Among 18 Immigrants Pardoned by Cuomo

Immigration, Latino, LGBTQ, New York, Women January 2, 2018 at 8:37 pm

Mexican transgender and immigrant activist Lorena Borjas will start a new life after Gov. Cuomo pardoned her sentence, along with those of 17 other immigrants who were at risk of deportation, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Along with Korean nail salon owners and dry cleaners in Flushing, Queens, on Jan. 19, Assemblymember Ron Kim requested that $50 million be added to the 2017 state budget to fund struggling small businesses. (Photo via Korea Daily)

State Aid: Too Little, Too Late for Korean Businesses?

Business, East Asian, New York, Politics June 23, 2017 at 11:14 pm

Korean nail salon and dry cleaning business owners are considering leaving the business because of costly new regulations, and they doubt that new legislation awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature will help, reports Korea Daily.

Jenifer Rajkumar (Photo from NYS Office of Immigrant Affairs, via Desi Talk)

Promoting Naturalize NY in the Asian Community

Immigration, New York, South Asian June 14, 2017 at 3:39 pm

New York state’s Director of Immigrant Affairs, Jenifer Rajkumar, speaks to Desi Talk about the Naturalize NY program, launched in 2016 to help immigrants become U.S. citizens.

(Photo via @NYGov on Twitter)

Undocumented Students Disappointed By Cuomo’s Free College Plan

Education, Immigration, New York April 18, 2017 at 3:55 pm

While many cheer Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s free tuition for college plan, undocumented immigrants are disappointed that they have not been included, Diario de México reports.

A Korean nail salon in Manhattan (Photo by Jiwon Choi for Voices of NY)

Setback for Nail Salon Owners

Business, East Asian, New York March 31, 2017 at 5:31 pm

A Westchester County judge has thrown out a suit filed by a Korean nail salon owner against the adoption of new ventilation regulations on the salons, reports Korea Daily.

State Senator José Peralta, from Queens (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario).

Activists Press Cuomo on Funds to Help Immigrants

Government, Immigration, New York March 29, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Activists delivered a petition with 11,000 signatures asking New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to add nearly $20 million to protect immigrants in the next state budget, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Watching the St. Patrick's day Parade on Fifth Ave. on March 17, 2017. (Photo by AnuzThapa for Voices of NY)

St. Patrick’s Day in NYC

Traditions, Western European March 17, 2017 at 8:33 pm

Remembrances of parades past, celebrations of undocumented Americans by undocumented Irish and a Jewish family’s embrace of the day all were part of St. Patrick’s Day 2017.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito during her state of the city speech on Feb. 17, in which she pledged that NYC will protect its immigrants.  (Screen shot from NYC Council video on @MMViverito)

More Immigrants Expected to Seek Protection in NYC

Immigration, New York February 20, 2017 at 6:02 pm

In light of measures taken by the Trump administration, local elected officials and organizations expect a potential influx of immigrants from other states seeking protection in New York City, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Business owners and city representatives discuss the benefits of certify as a MWBE. (Photo via El Diario)

Certifying Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

African American, Business, Latino, Manhattan, Women May 9, 2016 at 5:11 pm

New York’s governor aims to offer 30 percent of public contracts to minority and/or women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) companies, El Diario/La Prensa reports.