Post Tagged with: "deportations"

Council members and immigration attorneys ask Judge DiFiore to prevent ICE from entering courts. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Planned Expansion of List of ‘Deportable’ Crimes in NYC Draws Outcry

Immigration May 10, 2019 at 5:14 pm

Community activists expressed concern that the city is straying from its sanctuary mission as City Hall is considering expanding the list of crimes that could lead to deportation, and increased ICE cooperation, in New York, El Diario La Prensa reports.

New York State senator Jessica Ramos, speaking at a rally for justice reform. (Photo via El Diario)

One-Day Sentence Reduction Would Protect Immigrants from Deportation

Immigration, New York February 27, 2019 at 5:01 pm

A NY Senate bill reducing the maximum sentence for misdemeanor offenses from one year to 364 days would improve significantly the chances of immigrants caught in minor offenses to keep their immigration benefits, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Mexican-American Agustina Pérez said she experienced first-hand the anguish of ICE’s actions when her mother was detained. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Deportation Report Suggests NYC is ‘Capital of ICE’

Immigration, New York February 22, 2019 at 5:44 pm

A report by City Comptroller Scott Stringer about the spike in deportations in New York City since Trump took office has further alarmed immigrants, El Diario La Prensa reports.

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.

Yumei Chen, holding a poster with a picture of her family, and her husband's lawyer, Yee Ling Poon, at the June 18 rally. (Photo via Soing Tao Daily)

A Chinese Family Torn Apart by ICE

East Asian, Immigration, New York June 19, 2018 at 12:19 pm

Community supporters and advocacy groups held a rally in Foley Square June 18 to support Xiu Qing You, who was seized by ICE during what he and his wife thought would be a routine meeting with immigration officials overseeing You’s green card application. Sing Tao Daily reports on the rally.

Visitors enter 26 Federal Plaza, the building many immigration hearings take place. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Fewer Children Get Legal Help Fighting Deportation

Immigration, Youth February 15, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Immigration lawyers say it has become harder for children in deportation hearings to get legal representation, City Limits reports.

Jean Montrevil’s 14-year-old son Jahsiah. (Photo by Erin Sheridan via The Indypendent)

Montrevil and Family, Post-Deportation

Caribbean, Immigration February 14, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Haitian activist Jean Montrevil and his family talk to The Indypendent about coping following his Jan. 16 deportation to Haiti.

Ravi Ragbir at the high pulpit in St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church. (Photo by Francesca N. Tate viaBrooklyn Eagle)

Ragbir: Fear of Deportation a Public Health Crisis

Brooklyn, Immigration February 5, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Immigration activist Ravi Ragbir preached at a church in Brooklyn Heights on Sunday and received a special honor, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, only days before his scheduled deportation.

Denis Guerra Guerra and his fiancée Angie Sosa (Photo courtesy of Elise Damas via Long Island Wins)

A Traffic Stop Leads to Deportation on LI

Immigration, Long Island August 30, 2017 at 1:49 pm

After being stopped by police for allegedly failing to use a turn signal, Denis Guerra Guerra was eventually sent back to his native El Salvador. Long Island Wins reports on the events that led up to the deportation.

Haitian-American attorney Emmanuel Depas. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Will Haitians Be the Next Deportees?

Caribbean, Government, Immigration April 27, 2017 at 5:50 pm

A Haitian-American lawyer warns that as many as 20,000 Haitians in the NYC area may be deported if TPS is not renewed, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Brooklyn Acting District Attorney Eric González talks about the instruction defense attorneys will receive on immigration issues. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Brooklyn DA Will Protect Immigrants from Deportation for Minor Offenses

Brooklyn, Immigration April 25, 2017 at 5:16 pm

In a challenge to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric González announced the borough’s new measures to protect undocumented immigrants from being deported for minor offenses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Juan Vivares, with his wife Yahaira Burgos and their son Christopher Vivares. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘…The Worst Thing Anyone Can Do to a Family’

Immigration, Latino, Manhattan, New York April 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm

Juan Vivares, the Colombian father whose detention by ICE for 20 days mobilized the pro-immigrant community in New York, talks to El Diario/La Prensa after returning home.

(Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Immigrants Seek Children’s Medical Records to Avoid Deportation

East Asian, Health, Immigration, Youth April 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Some parents hope that if their child has been diagnosed with a mental illness, it could help protect them from deportation, reports World Journal.

(Photo via Diario de Mexico)

How Undocumented Parents Can Protect Children Born Here

Immigration, Youth March 15, 2017 at 5:38 pm

Undocumented parents fearing ICE face a particular set of legal challenges to prevent children who are U.S. citizens from being left unprotected, in legal limbo or in care of the state, Diario de México USA reports.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito during her state of the city speech on Feb. 17, in which she pledged that NYC will protect its immigrants.  (Screen shot from NYC Council video on @MMViverito)

More Immigrants Expected to Seek Protection in NYC

Immigration, New York February 20, 2017 at 6:02 pm

In light of measures taken by the Trump administration, local elected officials and organizations expect a potential influx of immigrants from other states seeking protection in New York City, El Diario/La Prensa reports.