Post Tagged with: "Carlos Menchaca"

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)

Immigrants in NYC: Getting a Boost from the Budget

City Council member Carlos Menchaca and immigrant advocates discussed additions to the city’s 2017 budget that will help immigrants at a New York Immigration Coalition briefing.

The President of the New York City Council’s Committee on Immigration sees the New York ID cards as a huge victory. (Photo by Enrique Soria via Diario de Mexico)

Carlos Menchaca: ‘I am Responsible for Creating Bridges’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Latino, Mexican, Politics April 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Carlos Menchaca is becoming a non-traditional leader for the Mexican community in the Big Apple and for immigrants in general, reports Diario de México.

Carlos Menchaca at a Red Hook event last year. (Photo via The Red Hook Star Revue)

Opinion: Menchaca ‘Has Held Fast to Principles’

Brooklyn, Business, Opinion, Politics February 6, 2015 at 5:40 pm

The Red Hook Star-Revue offers a spirited defense of Carlos Menchaca, who was ousted as co-leader of the Brooklyn City Council delegation on Feb. 5.

(Photo by Aura Bogada via Colorlines)

Hundreds Attend Sunset Park Town Hall

Brooklyn, Police October 3, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Local politicians and police department representatives were on hand to hear residents voice concerns about police brutality, Colorlines reports.

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer (left) joined officials, community members and nurses to demand that SUNY, Fortis Property Group and NYU-Langone keep their commitment to reopen the ER at Long Island College Hospital (LICH). (Photo by Mary Frost, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Leaders Urge Better Health Care for Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Health September 25, 2014 at 4:11 pm

The latest development in the saga over what will happen to Long Island College Hospital worries leaders who want better health care for Brooklyn, Brooklyn Eagle reports.

Latinos make up the largest minority group in the NYPD. (Photo by Marlene Peralta via El Diario)

Black-Latino Power Struggle Within NYPD?

African American, Government, Latino September 19, 2014 at 6:39 pm

The forced retirement of the NYPD’s highest-ranked Latino, Rafael Piñeiro, has prompted speculation that it is due to a pressure to increase the number of African-American officers in the department, El Diario reports.

Carlos Menchaca speaking at the City Hall Mexican Independence Day Celebration (Photo by William Alatriste via Gotham Gazette)

Mexicans in NY: The Promise of More Political Clout

Mexican, Politics September 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Mexicans are the fastest growing Latino group in New York, and their political clout is likely to increase as they overcome some challenges, Gotham Gazette reports.

Nisha Agarwal, commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, speaking at the roundtable on citizenship. (Photo by Jennifer Lehman for Voices of NY)

Getting the Word Out on Citizenship

Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Voices' Picks June 30, 2014 at 8:15 pm

A campaign to help immigrants navigate the process will offer a workshop in the Bronx.

City Council member Carlos Menchaca (second from right) is among those endorsing reforms of community boards (Photo by Paula Kalinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Community Board Reforms Endorsed

In the News, New York, Politics April 15, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Changes to how community board members are recruited, screened and retained are receiving support in the City Council, whose members nominate half of the community board members, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Voting on How to Spend Money

Voting on How to Spend Money

Asian, Brooklyn, In the News, Politics April 7, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Participatory budgeting is getting a boost as more City Council members encourage residents of their district to vote on how to spend discretionary municipal funds, Open City reports.

Her parents worry that Chen, missing for the third time, might be recruited into criminal activity. (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Families Worry over Runaway Teens

Brooklyn, East Asian, Immigration, Youth March 5, 2014 at 5:30 pm

In one case, parents worry that their teen who has run away for the third time has come under the influence of a drug-dealing group in Brooklyn, World Journal reports.

Thanks to the help of the NYIFUP program, Juan Guzmán avoided deportation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario/La Prensa)

Pilot Project Helps Some Immigrants Avoid Deportation

Government, Immigration, In the News February 20, 2014 at 6:28 pm

A City Council-supported effort to offer legal aid to immigrants fighting deportation has had noteworthy successes and may get more funding, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Recently elected Brooklyn councilmen Carlos Menchaca (left), Antonio Reynoso (center) and Rafael Espinal with the editorial board at El Diario/La Prensa. (Photo by Marion Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Young Blood Ready to Shake Up City Council

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics November 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Meeting with El Diario’s editorial board, three recently elected young Latinos vowed to reform New York’s City Council.

(Photo by Eric Yao, Creative Commons license)

What’s in a Chinese Name? For Politicians, Plenty

Savvy city politicians enlist help to choose elegant Chinese names.

Paul Vallone, Carlos Menchaca & Margaret Chin (Photos via Facbeook)

Real Estate PAC Gets Mixed Results in Elections

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Labor, Voices' Picks September 24, 2013 at 7:58 am

Jobs for New York flooded 22 City Council races with cash but not all returned victories.