Post Tagged with: "asylum"

Nilda and her son Keyden. (Form the website

Helping Immigrants, ‘While They Wait’

Immigration, Media January 8, 2019 at 4:12 pm

Remezcla writes about a new campaign to help immigrants waiting for their cases to be heard in immigration court, and the music video that accompanied the launch of the campaign.

Victoria Hernández, community coordinator with SEPA Mujer on Long Island urges political pressure on Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

New Policy Changes Add Misery to the Plight of Immigrants

Immigration, Long Island July 11, 2018 at 6:58 pm

As recent policy changes in Washington are making immigrants uneasy about applying for benefits for fear of deportation, pro-immigration activists brace for the prospect that a law that protects victims of domestic violence will not be renewed by Congress, Noticia Long Island reports.

Karen Reyes, in her new role as a CUNY student. She wants to study to become a podiatrist and help immigrant children. (Photo via El Diario)

The Ordeal of a Beauty Queen Threatened by MS-13

Central American, Immigration, New York February 20, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Karen Reyes is a refugee of gang violence in El Salvador who was granted U.S. asylum and is a CUNY student, but her family is now at risk of being deported, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Hadi Nasiri (Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

A ‘Safe Haven’ for an Artist from Iran

Asian, Brooklyn, Culture October 20, 2017 at 2:39 pm

Hadi Nasiri, the first artist in the New York City Safe Haven Prototype – an artist residency program for artists facing persecution – speaks to The Brooklyn Ink.

Elza Kochueva in Times Square (Image via video)

A Family From Russia Hopes for a Future in the US

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Immigration, Video June 23, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Elza Kochueva and her parents say they faced persecution in Russia because of their appearance and religion. They applied for asylum but the odds are stacked against them.

New Hope for Asylum after Domestic Abuse

New Hope for Asylum after Domestic Abuse

Immigration, New York, Women September 5, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Following a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals, victims of domestic abuse are more hopeful about gaining asylum in the U.S. El Diario speaks with a woman who fled her abuser in Ecuador.

Ahlam with her newborn daughter on the Brooklyn Bridge. (Photo courtesy of Ahlam, via F2W)

Syrian Mom Caught Between War And Peace

Immigration, In the News, Middle Eastern March 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm

A pregnant Alham fled the violence in her native Syria to come to the U.S. to give birth. Three months later she is determined to rejoin her husband despite family pressure that she should not go back, reports Feet in 2 Worlds.


Chinese Asylum Seekers Worried After Law Firm Raids

Crime, East Asian, Immigration, In the News January 9, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Sing Tao Daily follows-up on last month’s FBI raids of Chinatown law firms. Clients of the firms expressed concerns on whether they would get ensnared into the raids. The article profiles a green card holder whose case is now being re-examined by the court.

Bhutanese Community Grows Dramatically

Bhutanese Community Grows Dramatically

Demographics, Featured Posts, Immigration, South Asian, Video October 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm

When Subash Sharma came to New York from his native Bhutan in 1999 as a political refugee he knew only one other person in the city from his small South-Asian country. That has changed dramatically in the last few years.