Immigration

Flanbwayan founder and director Darnell Benoit and student member Pavarotti Absalon (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

Helping Young Haitian Immigrants

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Education, Featured Posts, Immigration, Video August 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm

For the past decade, the Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project in Brooklyn has been helping Haitian youth new to NYC to adjust to new schools and a new life.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer. with members of Ironworkers Local 580, at a press conference Aug.19 announcing his office's efforts to distribute $3.7 million in wages owed workers who were employed by city contractors who failed to pay the prevailing wage. (Photo by Rahimon Nasa for Voices of NY)

Stringer to Distribute $3.7 Million Owed Workers

Featured Posts, Immigration, Labor, New York August 19, 2015 at 5:55 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer is looking to distribute $3.7 million that is owed workers, many of them immigrants, by city contractors who failed to pay the prevailing wage.

(Illustration courtesy of Jyoti K. Shrestha of Khasokhas)

One Nepali Woman’s Violation: The High Price of Immigrating to the U.S.

Immigration, New York, South Asian August 18, 2015 at 3:37 pm

The editor of Khasokhas speaks with a Nepalese immigrant about her harrowing account of being raped repeatedly as she traveled from Honduras through Mexico to a new life in the U.S.

Recent immigrant high schoolers often find it hard to be admitted by a college they like due a lack of English proficiency. (Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Chinese High Schoolers Try to Delay Graduation

East Asian, Education, Immigration, Queens August 17, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Some Chinese students at John Bowne High School in Flushing want to repeat a grade or even go into a lower grade in order to improve their English and increase their chances of attending a good college, finds World Journal.

Enrique Jervez (left), from HANAC, and Félix Valenzuela at a U Visa information session. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Hate Crime Victims Apply for U Visa

Crime, Immigration, New York August 13, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Undocumented immigrants who have suffered hate crimes in New York, like Félix Valenzuela, are applying for a visa usually granted to survivors of domestic violence, El Diario reports.

Adela Esiquio, with her children Ester del Carmen and Jesus Granados, at El Centro del Inmigrante on Staten Island. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Indigenous Immigrants in NYC Face Language Barriers

Education, Immigration, New York, Politics August 12, 2015 at 9:33 am

Indigenous communities from Latin America, who do not speak English or Spanish, call for more representation in state and city agencies, El Diario reports.

Rodneyse Bichotte speaking at the podium, with Scott Stringer at left and other community leaders at right. (Photo by Nick Perez for the Haitian Times)

Haitian Immigrants: Getting Info in Creole

Caribbean, Immigration August 11, 2015 at 6:33 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer has issued his Immigrant Rights and Services Manual in Haitian Creole, The Haitian Times reports.

at the tips clinic in elmhurst  (photo by anuz that for voices of NY)

One-Day TPS Clinic Helps 135 Nepalese

Featured Posts, Immigration, South Asian, Voices' Picks August 7, 2015 at 11:43 am

A large clinic for Nepalese seeking TPS was held by the New York Immigration Coalition and other organizations in Elmhurst, Queens.

Port Isabel Detention Center in Texas (Photo via Khasokhas)

Nepalese in Detention Centers Hope TPS Will Aid Them

Immigration, New York, South Asian July 31, 2015 at 2:49 pm

There are 111 Nepalese in detention across the U.S., with seven of them being held on criminal charges. Lawyers hope that the U.S. government’s recent decision to permit Nepalese in the U.S. to apply for temporary protected status might help some of those in detention, writes Kishor Panthi in Khasokhas.

"Nations market" at Park Peter Francisco in the Ironbound (Photo by Alexandre Soares)

How Samba and Saudade Found a Place in Newark

Immigrants keep coming to the Ironbound, home to the largest Portuguese and Brazilian communities in the tri-state area.

Benjamin Alvarado having lunch at the Spanish Evangelical Church in the Bronx, which feeds many without homes or stable jobs. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Number of Homeless Latino Immigrants Grows

Immigration, Latino June 29, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Religious leaders and activists say that most come from Mexico and Central America, reports El Diario.

Dominican consul Eduardo Selman (R.) with the Dominican ambassador to the UN, Frank Cortorreal. (Photo by Gerardo Romo for El Diario)

Dominican-Haitian Crisis Spills into New York Politics

Dominican, Government, Immigration, New York June 25, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Representatives of the Dominican government in New York City demanded an apology from Mayor Bill de Blasio, who called the deportation of Dominicans of Haitian descent racist and immoral, El Diario reports.

Nepali gathering in Jackson Heights at Diversity Plaza following the earthquakes in Nepal in April. (Photo by Christina Schreil via Queens Chronicle)

Protected Status Granted for Nepali Here

East Asian, Immigration, Queens June 25, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Nepali in the U.S. can receive temporary protected status that allows them to remain in the U.S. for a period of 18 months.

Elza Kochueva in Times Square (Image via video)

A Family From Russia Hopes for a Future in the US

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Immigration, Video June 23, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Elza Kochueva and her parents say they faced persecution in Russia because of their appearance and religion. They applied for asylum but the odds are stacked against them.

Ireneusz Furman, owner of Polish American Bureau in Garfield, NJ estimates that his clients wire some $50,000 a month to Poland. (Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

Poles Remit Nearly $1 Billion a Year Home

Business, Immigration, New York, Western European June 22, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Poles in the U.S. send nearly $1 billion a year back to Poland via money transfer services such as the Polish American Bureau in Garfield, New Jersey, Nowy Dziennik reports.