(Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

Armando Cabral’s Journey from Guinea-Bissau to NYC

Model turned shoe designer Armando Cabral was born in Guinea-Bissau, lived in Portugal and England, and now calls NYC home.

Nereyda Silfa became a citizen last year and is now registered to vote in November. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Boosting Efforts to Register Latino Voters

Immigration, Latino, Politics October 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm 0 comments

As voter registration deadlines approach, efforts are being redoubled to get more Latinos to participate in the next election, El Diario reports.

Mayor de Blasio announces cultural benefits to municipal ID at the Bronx Zoo (Photo from mayor's office via

Muni ID Plans Receive Public Comment

Immigration, New York October 8, 2014 at 5:19 pm 0 comments

New York’s muni ID program, slated to begin in January, is beginning to receive public comments, with a number revolving around privacy concerns, Gotham Gazette reports.

‘Shift Beds’ in Chinatown and a Gender Proud Model

‘Shift Beds’ in Chinatown and a Gender Proud Model

Asian, Health, Immigration, LGBTQ October 7, 2014 at 4:43 pm 0 comments

CUNY TV’s Asian American Life reports on “shift beds” in Chinatown and Filipina fashion model Geena Rocero’s work on behalf of transgender rights.

Weaving a Tapestry of Immigrant Stories

Weaving a Tapestry of Immigrant Stories

The multimedia platform Immigrant Nation lets people upload their family stories.

Leaders of KACE at a press conference Sept. 29 in Flushing, urging that Korean sign petitions asking members of Congrss to vote for the Partner with Korea Act. (Photo via Korea Times)

Opinion: Pass the Partner with Korea Act

East Asian, Immigration, New York, Opinion October 3, 2014 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

Korean American Civic Empowerment is campaigning for the community to get behind a congressional bill that would give work visas to Korean professionals, according to a New York Ilbo editorial.

‘Minor Infractions’ and Subway Lines by Languages

‘Minor Infractions’ and Subway Lines by Languages

Immigration, New York, Transportation October 3, 2014 at 5:19 pm 0 comments

In this week’s episode of CUNY TV’s Independent Sources: City efforts to help unaccompanied minors; Secure Communities’ lack of effectiveness; and mapping languages spoken by subway line.

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.

Flushing's streets are filled with potential ID holders. (Photo via World Journal)

NYC’s ID: Why Some Say it Will Have Broad Appeal

Immigration, New York September 26, 2014 at 5:39 pm 0 comments

NYC’s municipal ID cards, set to be unveiled in January, should have a broad appeal, reports World Journal’s English language edition.

‘Little Liberia’ Market Suffers on Staten Island

‘Little Liberia’ Market Suffers on Staten Island

The spread of Ebola in Liberia is disrupting trade and keeping customers away.

(Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Ending ‘Secure Communities’ on Long Island?

Crime, Immigration, In the News, Long Island September 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

Suffolk County on Long Island ended cooperation with the Secure Communites program of ICE, and now some are pressing Nassau County officials to do the same, La Tribuna Hispana reports.

Professor Isabel Martínez goes through boxes of donated books at La Casa Azul in Harlem. (Photo by Aura Bogado via Colorlines)

Collecting Books for Child Migrants

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan September 23, 2014 at 11:33 am 0 comments

A bookstore owner and a professor teamed up to collect and distribute books to child migrants from Central America, Colorlines reports.

(Photo courtesy of Hot Bread Kitchen Staff via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Hot Bread Kitchen Bakes Up Nourishing Futures

Food, Immigration, In the News, Jewish, Manhattan September 23, 2014 at 11:10 am 0 comments

The success of Hot Bread Kitchen is attributed to its all-immigrant staff and founder Jessamyn Rodriguez, who tells The Jewish Daily Forward that being Jewish has instilled in her the values behind the initiative.

One Million ‘Keys to the City’ by 2020?

One Million ‘Keys to the City’ by 2020?

Featured Posts, Government, Immigration September 17, 2014 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

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

Rubiela Arias, Elizabeth Peláez, Nayibe Padredin and José Emilio Gaviria participated in the cleanup of Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Undocumented 9/11 Workers Seek Legalization

Immigration, Latino, Manhattan September 11, 2014 at 6:22 pm 0 comments

Undocumented 9/11 workers who ended up with severe physical and mental ailments are pleading to authorities to legalize their immigration status, El Diario reports.