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Mayra Hidalgo has advocated to make the campus at Sarah Lawrence immigrant-friendly. (Photo by Julius Motal/Voices of NY)

A Life Measured in Two-Year Increments

As the Obama administration delays executive action on immigration reform, a DREAMer is left in limbo.

Natalia Gutierrez, a CUNY student with DACA status (Screen shot from video by Gwynne Hogan for Voices of NY)

NYC Ramps Up DACA Enrollment Program

Immigration, Youth June 5, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Ads on subways, buses and in local newspapers will run in various languages as part of a new campaign to encourage young immigrants to enroll in DACA.

(Photo by Steve Rhodes, Creative Commons license)

New Yorkers Missing Out on Deferred Action

Immigration, New York, Youth April 21, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Many young immigrants qualify for the DACA program but have not applied for various reasons, reports Gotham Gazette.

(Photo via La Voz)

Opinion: Young Immigrants Lost in Limbo

Immigration, Latino, Opinion, Youth April 1, 2014 at 4:56 pm

The experience of a young Peruvian immigrant, Bard College sophomore Marco Lorenz, illustrates how slapdash federal immigration policy affects families, according to an opinion piece in La Voz.

Katerin Pleites, 12 (Photo by Gerardo Romo via

Dreamers Share Their Stories on Interactive Platform

Government, Immigration, In the News, Latino November 21, 2013 at 12:34 pm

An interactive multimedia project in support of the DREAM Act is encouraging dreamers across the nation to put out their pictures and share their aspirations. “Somos Dreamers/We Are Dreamers” has been launched by Impremedia, the publisher of El Diario-La Prensa.

Photo from NYCity NewsService video

Rallying for Detained Dreamers

Immigration October 21, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Friends and relatives of detained Dreamers rallied in front of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s New York office in hopes of getting her support, reports NYCity NewsService. The Dreamers were the latest U.S.-raised immigrants who have tried to re-enter the country.

Supporters of citixenship rights for all imiigrants at the 50th anniversary of the march on washington dc (Photo via YWCA USA)

A Dream Unfulfilled for Latinos

History, Latino August 30, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Latinos attending the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington spoke of their desire for immigration reform, the preservation of voting rights and an end to discrimination, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

This month last year, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals went into effect but for DREAMers, the work is far from over. (Photo by Steve Rhodes, Creative Commons license)

Just Over Half Meet Deferred Action Requirements

Government, Immigration August 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds reports that in the year since Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals took effect, 57 percent of the 1.9 million undocumented immigrants meet the full requirements of the program.

Demonstrators against Senator Ted Cruz in front of Manhattan's Grand Hyatt Hotel.(Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino).

Sen. Ted Cruz NY Visit Met with Protests

Immigration, Latino, Politics May 30, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Dozens of “dreamers” and Latino immigrants demonstrated on Wednesday against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who was attending a Republican Party event in Manhattan, El Diario-La Prensa and QueensLatino report.

(Photo via ImmigraNation)

A Herculean Break Out of the Shadows

Immigration, Latino May 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Edwin Hercules spent his teen years as an undocumented immigrant in a new country, shrouded in fear from school bullies and ICE, he tells ImmigraNation. But Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has meant new opportunities for a young man who serves as his family’s lifeline.

Ivy (left), Tan and Ada hope to share their stories in order to show the flaws of the current immigration system. (Photo by Hubert Lu via World Journal)
Ivy (from left), Tan and Ada hope to own immigrant story, highlighting the errors of the current immigration policy. (Reporter Lu Yin repair, / photography)

Asians Rally for Immigration Reform Ahead of DC March

Asian, Immigration, Politics April 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Asian immigrants told a town hall audience of experiences as diverse as their backgrounds, from being undocumented college students to having a son arrested on charges of terrorism, reports World Journal.

Fermin Trejo with his wife Anabella and their son, Devin. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Obama Eases Legalization Process for Undocumented Spouses of Citizens

Immigration, Latino, Long Island January 17, 2013 at 4:47 pm

The Obama administration has issued new regulations which will allow the undocumented spouses of United States citizens who entered the country illegally to adjust their status without facing the three or 10 year bar from re-entering, La Tribuna Hispana reported.

The Dream Act and the decisive Hispanic vote in the 2012 elections are the biggest Latino stories of the year. (Photo via flickr, Creative Commons License.)

NY Ethnic Newspapers Pick Top Stories of 2012

With the arrival of the New Year, several New York ethnic publications highlighted the most relevant stories for their communities in 2012. Here are some of them, coming from backgrounds as varied as Jewish, Filipino and Hispanic.

Carlos Manzanarez, in the office of United Community Center of Westchester,
in New Rochelle, with Jackie Agudelo. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Immigrant Student Realizes His ‘Dream’

Education, Immigration, In the News, Latino, New York December 12, 2012 at 11:25 pm

A 22-year-old Mexican college student looks forward to a better future in America after a Westchester non-profit helped him successfully apply for Deferred Action, President Obama’s program to help undocumented students legalize their status, Westchester Hispano reported.

William Pintado, 29, a day laborer who came to the U.S. as a teenager, says he always dreamed of being a doctor. (Photo by Zaira Cortes/El Diario)

Day Laborers Dream of Deferred Action

Featured Posts, Immigration, Labor, Latino September 12, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Going to college and taking advantage of the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action policy remains a dream for many day laborers.