Post Tagged with: "Carlos Menchaca"

Council members Carlos Menchaca and Ydanis Rodríguez vote on two laws that seek to expand protections for “Dreamers” in light of the withdrawal of DACA. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Promotes New Laws to Protect Dreamers

Government, Immigration, New York September 7, 2017 at 5:52 pm

As two new bills aim to broaden services provided by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and other city agencies, local Hispanic media and pro-immigrant organizations launch a hotline offering legal counsel for Dreamers, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Brooklyn Pride parade on June 10. (photo by Pamela Wong via Bklyner)

Brooklyn Pride: A Parade and a Vigil

Brooklyn, Culture, LGBTQ June 12, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Politicians and parade goers gather in Brooklyn for a pride parade and a vigil remembering those who died in the Orlando nightclub shooting a year ago, BKLYNER reports.

Chris Miao campaigning in Sunset Park. (Photo via World Journal)

Carlos Menchaca Has a Chinese Challenger

Brooklyn, East Asian, Elections 2017 June 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

World Journal interviews attorney Chris Miao, the Shanghai-born contender for District 38, Council member Carlos Menchaca’s seat.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito during her presentation at the first SOL NYC summit. (Photo by Vicente Villafañe courtesy of Lalaboy PR via El Diario)

SOL Summit: Trump Sparks Unity, Activism among NYC Latinos

Government, Immigration, Latino, New York June 2, 2017 at 5:36 pm

At the first Summit on Latinos, leaders share that the “existential threat” posed by Trump has actually reinvigorated Hispanic communities by forcing them to organize and take action, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

New York City Council member and chair of the Immigration Committee Carlos Menchaca, addressing the 15th Annual Ippies Awards. (Screen shot from CCEM video)

15th Year Ippies Are Awarded

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Government, Media, New York, Video May 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm

City Council member Carlos Menchaca addressed the 15th annual Ippies Awards May 18, which were held by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The Red Hook Star-Revue, BKLYNER and BRIC TV were among the first place winners.

Carlos Menchaca on May 13 at the event where he announced his re-election campaign. (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Menchaca Announces Re-election Bid

Elections 2017, Government, Politics May 16, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Supporters of Carlos Menchaca gathered in a Sunset Park restaurant on May 13 as the City Council member kicked off his re-election bid, reports Kings County Politics.

(Screen shot from Theatre of the Oppressed NYC video)

Fifth ‘Legislative Festival’ of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC

BRIC TV talks to members of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC about their current “Legislative Fest.”

Council member Carlos Menchaca (center) announced a partnership between his office and the Chinese-American Planning Council (Photo courtesy of Carlos Menchaca’s office

Menchaca Offers More Services for Chinese in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, East Asian, Government, Social Services April 12, 2017 at 12:32 pm

Council member Carlos Menchaca’s office will be working with the Chinese-American Planning Council to offer expanded assistance to the growing number of Chinese residents in Sunset Park, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said: “These raids need to end.” (Photo by William Alatriste via El Diario)

NYC Raises Its Voice to Halt ICE Raids

Government, Immigration, New York May 16, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Activists and local elected officials demand an end to the deportation of immigrants as it was announced that ICE would perform more raids in May and June, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

José Sánchez, 19, was able to avoid deportation thanks to the services of a pro bono lawyer. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Immigrant Activists Request Funding for Legal Aid

Immigration, New York May 12, 2016 at 5:05 pm

As one in three undocumented immigrants with pending cases could win at immigration court but lose for lack of legal assistance, activists ask the city for funds to provide lawyers, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Carlos Menchaca, chair of the Committee on Immigration of the New York City Council, addresses a New York Immigration Coalition briefing, with Suzanne Robinson Davis of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center standing behind him. (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

Re-Election Campaign Ahead for Menchaca

Brooklyn, Government February 15, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Kings County Politics looks at the potential competition for City Council member Carlos Menchaca, who is up for re-election this year, and those campaigning against him.

Luz María Juarez, Ana Martínez, Olga Cuanta and Yeni Ramírez, members of the ¡Sí Se Puede!/We Can Do It! Women's Cooperative, located in Sunset Park, are requesting protection and funding for day laborers in New York (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Day Laborers Seek Support from City Hall

Government, Labor, Latino, Women May 9, 2016 at 11:59 am

Pro-immigrant organizations and worker cooperatives want the City budget to include the creation of day laborer centers and programs to improve access to health services, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

[Left-Right] Randy Peers, Chief Executive Officer of OBT, Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz, Ingrid Lewis-Martin, senior advisor to Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, Andrew Kimball, CEO of Industry City, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, Council Member Carlos Menchaca, Senator Martin J. Golden, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, and Dr. Russell Hotzler, President of City Tech. (Photo by Donny Levit / Sunset Park Voice)

Innovation Lab Opens at Industry City

Brooklyn, Technology, Youth April 12, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Industry City’s Innovation Lab opened on April 7, with high hopes that it will help youthful job seekers gain the tech skills they need for good jobs, Brooklyn Daily and Sunset Park Voice report.

City Council member Carlos Menchaca, chair of the Committee on Immigration, presided over the first public hearing on immigrant services. (Photo via El Diario)

Menchaca Worries Over City Funding for Immigrant Services

Government, Immigration, New York March 29, 2016 at 7:52 pm

The City Council’s first public hearing about funding immigrant services touted some successes but there is also worry about looming budget cuts, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito at a press conference. The Council voted to pass a resolution to allow New York City to remain a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

New York Will Remain a Sanctuary City for Immigrants

Government, Immigration, New York December 7, 2016 at 5:02 pm

The City Council unanimously approved the resolution to reaffirm the city’s support for immigrants in a plenary session, El Diario/La Prensa reports.