Post Tagged with: "Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs"

The band Espíritu Andino performs during the first Peruvian community forum sponsored by the City of New York. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

City Holds First Community Forum for Peruvians

Immigration, Queens, South American April 3, 2019 at 12:25 pm

More than 500 people packed the first Peruvian community forum organized by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs in Jackson Heights to highlight the city’s services, Queens Latino reports.

MOIA Reports on the ‘State of our Immigrant City’

MOIA Reports on the ‘State of our Immigrant City’

Government, Immigration, New York March 19, 2019 at 5:19 pm

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs released its second annual report on March 19.

Commissioner Bitta Mostofi. (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

MOIA’s Mostofi Visits Bay Ridge Mosque

Brooklyn, Government, Muslim August 28, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Bitta Mostofi, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, visited the Beit el-Maqdis Islamic Center to address concerns that included the Muslim ban, Islamophobia and immigration, reports Bklyner.

City officials announcing the services that will be offered the 300 children separated from their parent by the "zero tolerance" policy, brought to NYC under federal jurisdiction. (Screen shot from

NYC Offers Help to Separated Children

Immigration, New York, Youth July 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm

NYC will offer the 300 children here under federal jurisdiction, separated from their parents at the southern border, an array of health and other services.

Study materials for season two of NYC's "We Speak NYC" English language learning program. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

‘We Speak NYC’ – Second Season of ELL Program Launches

Immigration, New York May 10, 2018 at 5:20 pm

“We Speak NYC,” the second season of an English language learning program, was launched by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

MOIA on the ‘State of Our Immigrant City’

MOIA on the ‘State of Our Immigrant City’

Immigration, New York March 19, 2018 at 4:37 pm

In its first annual report, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs describes the services and programs it has offered and provides information on the city’s immigrant population.

Council members Carlos Menchaca and Ydanis Rodríguez vote on two laws that seek to expand protections for “Dreamers” in light of the withdrawal of DACA. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Promotes New Laws to Protect Dreamers

Government, Immigration, New York September 7, 2017 at 5:52 pm

As two new bills aim to broaden services provided by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and other city agencies, local Hispanic media and pro-immigrant organizations launch a hotline offering legal counsel for Dreamers, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Chinese community service center held a seminar on immigration in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Experts Offer Chinese Community Tips on Facing ICE

Brooklyn, Immigration July 25, 2017 at 9:38 am

The Chinese American Social Services Center in Brooklyn held a workshop together with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs on what immigrants should do when approached by ICE officers, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Ángeles Méndez, 18, protesting in front of the Trump Tower. Méndez said DACA has helped her with her studies. "I I tell those who can apply for DACA to do it, to not be afraid and, if they don’t meet the educational requirements, to make use the City’s programs, because that way they will have many opportunities in their lives," said Méndez. (photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Hall Helps DACA Recipients with Their Studies

Education, Immigration, New York August 29, 2016 at 4:47 pm

The City and CUNY launched the DACA Education Initiative, which will offer classes to help youths meet the immigration relief’s educational requirements and be able to apply, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

MOIA Commissioner Nisha Agarwal and Steven Ettannani of the NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs (Photo by Arriel Vinson for Voices of NY)

MOIA’s Agarwal Stresses City Services Available to All

MOIA Commissioner Nisha Agarwal, other city officials and representatives of immigrant groups spoke on July 7 about the many city services available to immigrants, regardless of their status.

Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner for the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, at the April 2 briefing held jointly with the Center for Community and Ethnic Media (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY)

Fighting Immigration Fraud in NYC

Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Voices' Picks April 2, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Nisha Agarwal, commissioner for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, spoke about fighting immigration services fraud and how immigrants can get trusted legal advice at a briefing held for community and ethnic media on April 2.

Nisha Agarwal, commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, speaking at the roundtable on citizenship. (Photo by Jennifer Lehman for Voices of NY)

Getting the Word Out on Citizenship

Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Voices' Picks June 30, 2014 at 8:15 pm

A campaign to help immigrants navigate the process will offer a workshop in the Bronx.

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.

(Photo by Melanie Bencosme/Voices of NY)

El Diario’s Editor Seeks Journalism with ‘Social Impact’

A policeman’s daughter, Erica Gonzalez steers El Diario in its 100th year with hard news and collaborations.

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