Post Tagged with: "immigrant rights"

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.

At the opening plenary session of the National Immigrant Integration Conference 2018 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Fighting for Immigrant Dreams

Immigration December 11, 2018 at 5:29 pm

More than 1,200 attended the 11th National Immigrant Integration Conference, held this year next to the nation’s capital.

Immigrant Rights and Services Manual

Immigrant Rights and Services Manual

Immigration, New York February 28, 2018 at 3:02 pm

The 2018 version of the City Comptroller’s Immigrant Rights and Services Manual is now available in Arabic and Urdu as well as eight other languages, and has new sections on hate crimes and DACA.

Volunteers helped over 30 attendees with documentation and a protections safety checklist, at the third Bronx Immigration Partnership clinic in Mott Haven on Sept. 27. (Photo by Allyson Escobar via Mott Haven Herald)

Bronx Immigrants Learn About Rights

Bronx, Immigration, Social Services October 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm

A Bronx immigration clinic started after the 2016 election aims to combat fraud by informing immigrants of their rights, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Protesters join an Immigration Rally organized by The Alliance for Labor and Immigrant Rights and Jobs for All near City Hall New York City on May 1, 2010.

More photos from the rally are available in this set.

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In Trump’s Era, Activists Scramble to Advise, Calm Immigrants

Immigration, New York, Social Services January 31, 2017 at 6:08 pm

Community and pro-immigration groups are multiplying outreach efforts and workshops to inform immigrants about their rights and about how to keep calm and safe under Trump, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Nov. 21 panel on Post-Election Immigrant Rights and Protections, held by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. From left to right: Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, Camille Mackler, director of Legal Initiatives for the New York Immigration Coalition, Alizabeth Newman, director of the Community Legal Resource Network at the CUNY School of Law, Alina Das, Co-director of the immigrant Rights Clinic at NYU Law School and Jojo Annobil, executive director of the Immigrant Justice Corps. (Photo by Julius Motal for the Center for Community and Ethnic Media)

Readying for Trump Immigration Policy

Elections 2016, Immigration, New York November 22, 2016 at 5:28 pm

Preparing for the withdrawal of DACA was one of the topics of a panel discussion on post-election immigrant rights and protections, hosted by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on Nov. 21.

The handbook offers immigrants guidance in finding their way through the health, judicial and education systems, among others. (Photo via El Diario)

Handbook Will Help NYC Immigrants

Government, Immigration, New York March 20, 2015 at 5:40 pm

The Office of the New York City Comptroller is publishing a guide in different languages telling immigrants how to navigate the legal system, El Diario reports.

Lorena Ortiz has had several bad experiences with job agencies in the city. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Graphic Novel Raises Awareness about Job Agency Fraud

Labor, Latino, New York November 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

A local organization has published a graphic novel in Spanish to educate immigrants about fraud in job agencies, El Diario reports.

Estudiantes del taller que les permite aprender un segundo idioma usando conceptos para enfrentar situaciones de abuso, como laboral o de vivienda. (Photo by Zaira Cortés/EDLP)

Class Teaches Immigrants How to Fight Back in English

Education, Latino August 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm

English-language learners in a Flatbush class profiled by El Diario/La Prensa go beyond talking about hobbies or weather. They practice how to talk to their children’s teachers and how to stand up to abuse from bosses or landlords. Students learn not just English, they also learn their rights.

Prerna Lal is a third year law student at The George Washington University Law School. (Via New American Media)

Voices in Focus: Advice for Undocumented Immigrants

Food, Labor, Opinion July 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Today we found some great stories from the ethnic and community press, including an advice column for undocumented immigrants; a new report on promoting good jobs and good food for people of color; on op-ed on the difference between “undocumented” and “illegal”; and a profile of an “American Idol” finalist.

Illustrations by Liana Finck will be on display tonight at the Museum at Eldridge Street (Art by Liana Finck via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Voices in Focus: Will Rutgers Verdict Cause a Collison of Gay and Immigrant Rights?

Crime, Culture March 21, 2012 at 11:51 am

Colorlines asks if the possible deportation of the Rutgers student convicted of hate crimes will put the gay and immigrant rights movements in conflict; beloved gaming arcade Chinatown Fair may reopen; illustrations based on letters to a Yiddish paper’s advice column will go on display tonight; and other news from the community and ethnic press.

Voices in Focus: Seen as a Foe of Immigrants, Pol Becomes Their Benefactor

Culture, Education, Long Island, Metro Area, Politics February 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

In a new video from City Limits’ Brooklyn Bureau, city teenagers drop some wisdom about the importance of education. Also: an unintentional gift to an immigrants’ rights group; a drop in AIDS deaths among the city’s blacks; and an Australian investigation into child sex abuse in the Chabad community extends to the United States.