Post Tagged with: "DACA"

Activist Cristina Jiménez, with her brother and parents. (Photo via El Diario)

Dreamer Who Fought for the Creation of DACA Wins ‘Genius’ Grant

Immigration, New York, South American October 12, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Ecuadorean “Dreamer” and immigrant advocate Cristina Jiménez is one of the 2017 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Genius grant award winners, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo courtesy of United We Dream via Long Island WINS)

On Renewing DACA Before Oct. 5 Deadline

Immigration September 22, 2017 at 3:56 pm

Long Island Wins has some details on the process of renewing DACA before the Oct. 5 deadline.

Concerned “Dreamers” Paola Soria and Karla Collaguazo, from Ecuador, listen to Jeff Sessions’ conference about the end of DACA. Established with funding from the city, the new workers’ center inaugurated by the Worker’s Justice Project is an “oasis” in the midst of the current anti-immigrant climate and policies. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dreamers’ Anxiety Could Affect Their Mental Health

Health, Immigration September 15, 2017 at 5:55 pm

The fear and angst New York Dreamers are feeling in light of the possibility of losing DACA could have an impact on their mental health, compounded with the fear of losing health insurance, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

President Minsun Kim of KAAGNY speak at the press conference. To his left is Rabbi Robert Kaplan of JCRC and to Kim’s right is Charles Yoon, chairman of the KAAGNY board. (Photo via The Korea Times)

A Letter-Writing Campaign for Dreamers

East Asian, Immigration, Jewish September 15, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Korean groups nationwide, including The Korean American Association of Greater New York, have started a letter-writing campaign urging the passage of legislation that would protect DACA recipients, reports The Korea Times.

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. 

Protest against DACA decision in front of Trump Tower. (Photo by Mariela Lombard
via El Diario)

Legal, Legislative Battles Brew in New York After DACA Decision

Government, Immigration, Latino September 6, 2017 at 5:19 pm

As several local elected officials and pro-immigrant organizations announced they will take President Trump’s DACA decision to court, New York’s Hispanic representatives in Congress vowed to work on a legislative alternative, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Jessica Moreno Caycho (center) joined other protesters near Trump Tower on Sept. 5 (Image via video)

Communities React to Plan to End DACA

Government, Immigration, New York September 6, 2017 at 5:01 pm

New Yorkers respond to President Trump’s plan to end the DACA program in this roundup of stories from NYC’s community and ethnic media.

Hundreds Rally Against DACA Decision at Trump Tower

Hundreds Rally Against DACA Decision at Trump Tower

Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, Video, Youth September 5, 2017 at 8:53 pm

At a protest against the president’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, many said they will continue to fight for permanent immigration reform.

"From One Mistake"

Brentwood Youth Films Documentary about Immigration

Immigration, Long Island, Video August 9, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Brentwood youth Hendel Leiva made a documentary drawing on his own conflicted experience with immigration, as he used to discriminate against day laborers even though he himself is the son of undocumented immigrants, Noticia Long Island reports.

BRIC TV

A DACA Chef in Astoria

Immigration, Mexican, Queens, Video August 2, 2017 at 5:07 pm

With the future of the DACA program up in the air, recipient Alfonso Verdis voices his worries during a visit by BRIC TV to Sanfords Restaurant where the Mexican immigrant works as a chef.

Barack Obama announcing the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program on June 15, 2017. (Screen shot)

Opinion: Marking DACA’s Fifth Anniversary

Immigration, Opinion June 15, 2017 at 12:26 am

June 15 marks the fifth anniversary of President Barack Obama’s announcement of the DACA program to give young undocumented immigrants protection from the threat of deportation.

Antonio Alarcón, a coordinator at Make the Road in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Youth Stressed About the Future of DACA

Latino, Youth February 15, 2017 at 4:53 pm

Sleep and eating disorders are part of what a DACA beneficiary goes through as anxiety mounts about the decisions the Trump administration may make, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Iuri, with his mother Brigida resting her hand on his shoulder. (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

For One ‘Dreamer,’ a Time of Suspense

Featured Posts, Immigration, Metro Area, Western European February 10, 2017 at 6:03 pm

A teenage DACA recipient in Newark, New Jersey, had looked forward to getting his driver’s license and going to college. But now he and his family await an uncertain future.

(Photo via Diario de México)

Mexican ‘Dreamers’ Return to New York

Mexican, New York, Youth January 10, 2017 at 11:48 am

After visiting Mexico for over a month as part of the Dreamers Without Borders educational program, students who are DACA beneficiaries returned to New York, Diario de México USA reports.

South Asians on a DACA ‘Betrayal’

South Asians on a DACA ‘Betrayal’

Featured Posts, Immigration, South Asian, Video January 3, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Hear from some young South Asians about their fear of losing DACA protection after Donald Trump becomes president.