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City Launches New Anti-Bias Campaign

City Launches New Anti-Bias Campaign

Communities, Immigration, Media, New York May 23, 2017 at 4:49 pm

New York City is launching a new anti-discrimination campaign, #YouHaveRightsNYC.

Comptroller Scott M. Stringer made the announcement accompanied by immigrants and other officials. (Photo via El Diario)

Comptroller Proposes Fund to Help Immigrants Become Citizens

Immigration, New York May 12, 2017 at 5:51 pm

Comptroller Scott Stringer proposed a new public-private citizenship fund that would fight back against President Trump’s immigration policies by helping 35,000 New York City immigrants become U.S. citizens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Human Rights Commissioner Carmelyn Malalis (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Mayoral Roundtable on IDNYC, Immigrant Rights and More

Government, Immigration, New York December 8, 2016 at 10:03 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to defend immigrants against potential attacks from the Trump administration at a meeting with representatives of the ethnic press held at City Hall, Queens Latino reports.

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.

Eric Pallas, president of Spring Bank (Photo courtesy of Spring Bank)

Which Banks Honor IDNYC?

Large banks in the city have been slow to accept IDNYC as identification, even secondary identification, when holders of the new city ID try to open bank accounts.

Community and ethnic media press briefing on Feb. 17 at City Hall, with, left to right,  Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner for Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal (Photo by Lotus Chau via Sing Tao Daily)

De Blasio: City to ‘Deepen’ Relationship with Ethnic Media

Communities, Government, New York February 17, 2016 at 8:13 pm

In a special press briefing on Feb. 17, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city would do more to engage with community and ethnic media, both by buying more advertisements and by improving access to city officials and agencies.

Council members Ydanis Rodriguez, Carlos Menchaca and Antonio Reynoso at the   Jan. 27 hearing on ethnic media (Photo by Gustavo Martínez Contreras for Voices of NY)

El Diario’s Woes Shine Light on Ethnic Media

Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, Media, New York, Voices' Picks January 28, 2016 at 1:35 pm

El Diario’s woes prompted a hearing on ethnic media at the Committee on Immigration of the New York City Council, and the city said it would do more to reach out to the media sector and place advertising in ethnic media outlets.

Sara Sandoval posing for her photo at the CUNY Citizenship Now! event in Greenpoint (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Help for Citizenship Applicants

Government, Immigration, New York December 16, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports on a CUNY Citizenship Now! event, one of many efforts likely to get more support from ActionNYC, the city’s new $7.9 million initiative to help immigrants obtain legal and other services.

At the rally on Dec. 5, from left to right: Indo-Caribbean artist and activist Simone Devi Jhingoor, Public Advocate Letitia James, MOIA Commissioner Nisha Agarwal and Indo-Caribbean community advocate Vishnu Mahadeo (Photo by Anand Mohanlall via Sadhana Facebook page)

#WeAreOne Protests Hindu Flag-Burning

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Queens, Religion, Voices' Picks December 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Politicans and community leaders gathered in Woodhaven to protest the Hindu flag-burning that occurred in front of the home of an Indo-Caribbean family.

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 (Photo by Emilia David for Voices of NY)

Financial Access Hard to Get for Immigrants

Government, Immigration, New York February 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Immigrants turn to so-called “fringe” financial services to do their banking where they do not face the impediments found at formal financial institutions, finds a report released by the Northwest Queens Financial Education Network.

Nisha Agarwal (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY)

Commish Says Muni ID Will Improve Access to City for All

Featured Posts, Government, Immigration, New York, Video, Voices' Picks October 30, 2014 at 11:47 pm

Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal answers reporters’ questions about the municipal ID program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Lilliam Barrios-Paoli (Photo by Edward Reed via Capital New York)

How to Connect Immigrants with Health Care?

Health, Immigration October 23, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Figuring out how to better connect immigrants in NYC with health care is the task of a new working group formed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, Capital New York reports.

One Million ‘Keys to the City’ by 2020?

One Million ‘Keys to the City’ by 2020?

Featured Posts, Government, Immigration, Video September 17, 2014 at 5:07 pm

NYC official Nisha Agarwal discusses the municipal ID, language barriers and other immigrant issues in this video.