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Rabbi Bob Kaplan, Imam Shamsi Ali and Fatima Shama (l to r) (Photo by Jiwon Choi/Voices of NY)

Being Muslim in Post-9/11 New York

Featured Posts, Jewish, Muslim, New York April 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Panelists discussed the importance of dialogue to overcome prejudice in a diverse city.

Commissioner Nisha Agarwal. (Photo via News India Times)

Agarwal New Commissioner for Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

One of this year’s tasks for Nisha Agarwal, the new Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, will be to put the new municipal ID program into place, reports News India Times.

Manual Breaks Down Gov’t Benefits for Immigrants

Manual Breaks Down Gov’t Benefits for Immigrants

Government, Immigration, Social Services October 24, 2013 at 5:51 pm

The Immigrant Services Manual is designed to dispel some of the rumors and misinformation surrounding public benefits for city immigrants and their families.

Men recovering belongings from flooded home in Staten Island after Sandy. (Photo by Saundi Wilson, via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

City to Assess Families ‘Living in the Shadows’

The City of New York has launched a program that will take inventory of the short and long-term needs of undocumented immigrants impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Commissioner Fatima Shama of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs announced.

Immigrants have been struggling in the aftermath of Sandy, living in cold, damp homes with mold and other health challenges and unable to get FEMA help. (Photo by Saundi Wilson via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Immigrants Face Bigger Hurdles in Sandy Recovery

Communities, Environment, Featured Posts, Health, Social Services December 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Language and cultural barriers in immigrant communities are complicating efforts by nonprofit and government relief workers to provide assistance, raising the prospect of serious health and financial consequences for this already-vulnerable population.