Post Tagged with: "family reunification"

A little boy meets his grandmother. (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

In Brooklyn, Mexican Immigrants Reunite With Family After Years Apart

Brooklyn, Immigration, Mexican November 15, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A family reunification program brought together immigrants from the state of Puebla in Mexico with family members they had not seen in decades, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Celebrating the 12th Salvadorian-American Day Festival (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Long Island Celebrates Its 12th Salvadoran-American Day

Central American, Culture, Long Island August 13, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Long Island celebrated its 12th Salvadoran-American Day Festival in a massive event in Hempstead that included messages of support for immigrants and TPS beneficiaries, Noticia Long Island reports.

Members of the Pueblan community aspire to create a better quality of life for themselves by starting businesses such as palm frond weaving. (Photo provided to El Diario)

NY ‘Poblanos’ Build Transnational Dreams

Culture, Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican May 8, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Indigenous communities from Puebla, Mexico, living in New York are creating community projects aiming to bring families back together, maintain ancestral traditions and improve the quality of life back home, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Alex Sánchez, director of Homies Unidos in Los Angeles, California, is a former gang member who participated in the first  conference Building a Strong Long Island: Gang Interventions at Work. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

LI Gang Conference Addresses Harsh Reality of Family Reunification

Immigration, Long Island, Youth April 20, 2018 at 5:29 pm

A panel on gang violence on Long Island brought testimonies of former gang members who explained how family reunification policies have been a factor in creating disaffected immigrant youths who become prey to gangs, Noticia Long Island reports.

Protesting (Photo by Chunxiang Jin via World Journal)

Chinese Rally for Family-Based Immigration

East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan February 13, 2018 at 4:29 pm

Some 100 protesters, many of them Chinese, spoke out against the Trump administration’s proposal to restrict family-based visas, reports World Journal.

(Images via El Diario de Mexico)

Program Brings 100 Emotional Mexican Family Reunions

Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican October 24, 2016 at 4:55 pm

A binational program called Raíces de Puebla facilitated the reunion of 100 families in the tri-state area with their relatives back in Mexico, Diario de México USA and Report Hispano report.

Janely Guzmán-Ortega hugs her mother, Magnolia Ortega-Vázquez (Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Families Reunite Thanks to Program

Immigration, Manhattan, Mexican, Social Services, Staten Island September 29, 2015 at 1:44 pm

The Ñani Migrante Transnational Project made it possible for relatives who had not seen each other in years to reunite in Manhattan, El Diario reports.

With her husband still in prison, Ms. Ni (left) worries about her and her children's uncertain future.

The Sad Story of an Undocumented Chinese Couple

East Asian, Immigration, In the News February 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm

A border arrest separates members of a Chinese family in the U.S. yet again, reports World Journal.

John Chen, an undocumented immigrant, shared his experiences at an immigration reform briefing on immigration reform at the Museum of Chinese in America in Chinatown. (Photo by Ai Xiang Wang via World Journal)

Chinese Weigh In on Reform: Family or Employment-based Visas?

East Asian, Government, Immigration, In the News May 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm

When it comes to immigration reform, World Journal reports that the Chinese community is divided between supporting an increase in visas for high-tech immigrant workers or maintaining the number of visas allotted for overseas family members of Americans.

Thousands called for immigration reform at Citizenship for 11 Million rally on April 10, 2013. (Photo by Bing Branigin via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Immigrants March in DC for Reform, Family Reunification

Immigration, In the News, Politics April 12, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Tens of thousands turned out at the Citizenship for 11 Million rally, to urge Congress to pass immigration reform. A Feet in 2 Worlds article points to a vital aspect of reform – fixing the years-long backlogs for family reunification.

Ahlam with her newborn daughter on the Brooklyn Bridge. (Photo courtesy of Ahlam, via F2W)

Syrian Mom Caught Between War And Peace

Immigration, In the News, Middle Eastern March 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm

A pregnant Alham fled the violence in her native Syria to come to the U.S. to give birth. Three months later she is determined to rejoin her husband despite family pressure that she should not go back, reports Feet in 2 Worlds.

A sign from a 2010 immigration reform rally in New York City. (Photo by Jens Schott Knudsen, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Family Reunification and Work Visas Main Issues for Indian-Americans

Immigration, In the News, South Asian February 20, 2013 at 4:25 pm

News India Times looks at immigration issues of particular concern to Indian-Americans, including family reunification and employment-based visas, the latter of which puts India at a disadvantage given its population.