Post Tagged with: "Desis Rising up and Moving"

Members of Desis Rising Up and Moving march during a protest related to the Trump administration's family separation policy. (Photo by Max Siegelbaum via Documented)

Community Orgs Await NYC Dollars for 2020 Census Outreach

Immigration, New York December 3, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Community organizations say the city hasn’t allocated funds to them to help with outreach for the 2020 Census, Documented reports.

Talukder came to the United States in the 1980s, when he was still a teenager, and qualified for the late amnesty program for green cards in 1990, he said. He later filed for asylum after receiving death threats from the Jamaat Islami Party, a fundamentalist party, while visiting Bangladesh, he said. (Photo by Katie Honan via City Limits)

Bangladeshi Father in Queens ‘Fears the Worst’

Immigration, Queens, South Asian November 17, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Riaz Talukder “fears the worst” ahead of his ICE check-in on Nov. 20 after agents told him last month “to return with a passport and a plane ticket back to Bangladesh,” writes City Limits.

Poonam Dass, 18, a member of Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM) and a DACA recipient, said, "A 'Hate-Free Zone' does not happen without the people in this crowd, in this neighborhood, in this city. The times we are living in now demand we work as communities to love and protect each other."

Jackson Heights March in Defense of Immigrants

Latino, LGBTQ, Muslim, Queens, South Asian December 5, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Roosevelt Avenue was the epicenter of an anti-Trump march attended by hundreds protesting racism, sexism, discrimination and attacks against people of color, Queens Latino reports.

Muslim worshippers coming out of view of Jamaica Muslim Center in Queens. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak)

Muslim Community in Shock Over AP Revelations

Muslims are in shock over revelations that the NYPD designated certain mosques as “terrorist organizations.”

Photo via News India Times

NYC’s South Asian Workers Underpaid, Exploited and Harassed

Business, Labor August 2, 2012 at 11:36 am

A new study offers a glimpse of the hazardous working conditions, wage theft and harassment that South Asian workers in New York endure, News India Times reports. It also highlights a burgeoning movement to address this exploitation.