Post Tagged with: "immigration reform"

Mayra Hidalgo has advocated to make the campus at Sarah Lawrence immigrant-friendly. (Photo by Julius Motal/Voices of NY)

A Life Measured in Two-Year Increments

As the Obama administration delays executive action on immigration reform, a DREAMer is left in limbo.

Jose Antonio Vargas (with sign) at a Mitt Romney presidential campaign rally in 2011. (Photo courtesy of Apo Anak Productions via Colorlines)

Jose Antonio Vargas Brings His Story to Big Screen

Immigration, Media, Video May 6, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Colorlines speaks to the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas about his film “Documented,” which takes an intimate look at his experiences as an undocumented immigrant.

May Day rally at Union Square, New York, 2012 (Photo by Athena Iluz, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Let Labor Migrate as Freely as Corporations

Immigration, In the News, Labor, Latino, Opinion May 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Author Rinku Sen, writing in Colorlines, argues that immigration reform is viewed in too narrow a domestic policy context.

File photo of Congressman Peter King speaking to reporters after a Congressional hearing about radicalization of American Muslims in Washington DC. (Photo Talk Radio News Service, Creative Commons License)

Long Island Republican Softening Position on Immigration

Once a vocal opponent of a path to citizenship for immigrants, Congressman Peter King has eased his position on immigration reform, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Katherine Fennelly presenting her report for the New York Immigration Coalition(Photo by Jiwon Choi/Voices of NY)

NYIC Assesses How to Prepare for Immigration Reform

Featured Posts, Immigration December 18, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Advocates weigh New York’s urgent and longterm needs in preparation for immigration reform.

(Photo by Linda Sarsour @lsarour via Twitter)

Immigration Rally Through Social Media

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Immigration, Voices' Picks October 7, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Highlights of Saturday’s immigration rally in Queens Latino, El Diario, Colorlines and on Twitter and Instagram.

Photo Jeanette Hanneman via the National Parks Conservation Association, Creative Commons license

Immigrants, Minorities, Poor Feel Sting of Shutdown

The effects of the shutdown depends on its duration but some locals are already feeling the effects.

Immigration Reform Supporters Rally to Reinvigorate Cause

Immigration Reform Supporters Rally to Reinvigorate Cause

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Immigration September 27, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Following a sluggish summer, supporters of immigration reform across the country will rally on October 5.

Supporters of citixenship rights for all imiigrants at the 50th anniversary of the march on washington dc (Photo via YWCA USA)

A Dream Unfulfilled for Latinos

History, Latino August 30, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Latinos attending the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington spoke of their desire for immigration reform, the preservation of voting rights and an end to discrimination, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

From left, Representatives Susan Davis (D-Calif.), Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan), Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Joseph Crowley (D-Queens), Grace Meng (D-Queens) and Mario Díaz-Balart (R-Fla.) at the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Visits Queens to Hear from Immigrants

Immigration, Latino, Politics, Queens July 30, 2013 at 4:48 pm

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Democratic and Republican members of Congress came to Queens to hear from immigration advocates and immigrants themselves about their experiences and the nation’s immigrant past, reports Queens Latino.

Farm Hands Disconnected from Immigration Reform

Farm Hands Disconnected from Immigration Reform

Mexican and Central American workers in upstate New York, know little about immigration reform and whether it could help them, finds El Diario-La Prensa. Being on a farm, they have scant contact with the outside world and just want to earn a living.

Ethnic Media Publishes Joint Editorial on Reform

Ethnic Media Publishes Joint Editorial on Reform

Featured Posts, Immigration, Media, Opinion, Voices' Picks July 11, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Numerous ethnic media outlets have published a joint editorial urging Congress to pass immigration reform that will end the legal limbo facing millions of undocumented immigrants. It calls on both parties to look at the full scope of immigration reform, not obsess over certain aspects.

(Photo by Elvert Barnes, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Editorial: Permanent Residents Should Speak English

Education, Immigration, Opinion June 27, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the immigration bill’s amendment requiring that undocumented immigrants seeking permanent residency demonstrate English proficiency is worthwhile, says the Polish daily Nowy Dziennik in an editorial. But to meet the goal, billions will have to be spent on language instruction.

CT Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Resonates Among NY Chinese

CT Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Resonates Among NY Chinese

East Asian, In the News, Metro Area, Transportation June 4, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Sing Tao Daily reports that some Chinese community leaders hope New York will follow the example of Connecticut, which now lets undocumented immigrants obtain a driver’s license. And in the meantime, some in the community may even relocate to the neighboring state to get a license.

(Photo by, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Immigrants Pay Billions More Into Medicare Than They Take Out

Government, Health, Immigration, Labor June 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm

A recent study has found that between 2002 and 2009, immigrants contributed a cumulative total of over $115 billion more to Medicare than they took out, reports Colorlines, while those born in the U.S. generated a deficit of $28.1 billion.