Immigration

New Yorkers listening to President Obama's speech on Nov. 20 announcing immigration relief (Photo by Gwynne Hogan for Voices of NY)

How Will ICE Treat Immigrants in the Future?

Immigration December 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Immigration advocates fear that individuals who don’t qualify for relief under President Obama’s executive order may be in for harsher treatment from ICE.

Diners at a restaurant in Beijing. (Photo by kattebelletje, Creative Commons license)

An Immigrant Returns: Feeling Like a Tourist

In the first of three articles for Voices of NY, Sing Tao Daily reporter Rong Xiaoqing describes her reactions on returning to family and friends in China after several years away.

The Antorcha Guadalupana run in which participants take turns carrying the torch. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Has the Virgin of Guadalupe Lost Some Appeal?

Immigration, Mexican, Religion, Youth December 8, 2014 at 4:38 pm

The change in attitude toward the Virgin of Guadalupe reflects the different experiences of two generations of immigration activists, El Diario reports. 

(Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Paterson Brings Chinese Immigrant Investors to New York

East Asian, Government, Immigration December 8, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Former NYS Gov. David Paterson hopes Chinese immigrant investors will support a transportation company developing green taxis, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Speakers at the press conference unveiling the New York Immigrant Assistance Consortium. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

NY Groups Join to Help Immigrants

Immigration, Metro Area, New York December 4, 2014 at 2:33 pm

The New York Immigrant Assistance Consortium, a public-private partnership of nonprofits, politicians, and foreign consulates has been formed to help immigrants navigate the new administrative relief programs recently announced by President Obama.

Maimouna Haidaia (Photo by Marisol Diaz via The Riverdale Press)

Easing the Regents Burden for Some

Bronx, Education, Immigration, New York December 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The burden of Regents testing has been eased by a partial waiver that covers students who recently immigrated to the U.S., The Riverdale Press reports.

New Yorkers Celebrate Obama’s Executive Order

New Yorkers Celebrate Obama’s Executive Order

In this package of reports, Voices of NY chronicles reactions to President Obama’s historic action to provide immigration relief to millions.

Pro-immigrant organizations are calling upon undocumented people to stay informed. Left to right: Maritza Mejia Ming, Kings County District Attorney Immigrant Fraud Unit; Rosemary Yu, Assistant District Attorney and co-director of the Immigrant Affairs Program; Carmen Cerrada, affected immigrant, parent of DACA recipient; Steven Choi, executive director, NYIC; Neena Dutta, attorney and Chair of New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association; Izaskun Pineda, Consul for Political Affairs, Consul General of Mexico in New York; Valeria Treves, executive director, New Immigrant Community Empowerment." (Photo by Photo: Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Activists Warn of Immigration Scams

Immigration November 20, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Immigration activists are warning of scams in connection with President Obama’s immigration relief plan, El Diario reports.

Dmitri Daniel Glinski (left) and TBI founder and president Bertha Lewis (PHoto by Kinue Weinstein for Voices of NY)

All Races, All Faces, Unveiled

Immigration, New York November 19, 2014 at 10:27 pm

The Black Institute has issued a new book, “All Races, All Faces: A Guide to New York City’s Immigrant Communities,” with statistics and directories.

(Photo by Billie Ward, Creative Commons license)

Undocumented and Irish: How One Man Has Lived

Immigration, Western European November 19, 2014 at 5:22 pm

One Irishman interviewed by Irish Central explains how President Obama’s executive action on immigration should help normalize life for him.

BOOM!Health in the Bronx and Ending ‘Secure Communities’

BOOM!Health in the Bronx and Ending ‘Secure Communities’

Bronx, Health, Immigration, Labor, New York, Video November 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm

In this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources”: The City Council opts out of the Secure Communities program, New Immigrant Community Empowerment talks about using a graphic novel to fight employment agency fraud, and a syringe exchange program not without controversy.

An American Story with Chinese Roots

An American Story with Chinese Roots

East Asian, History, Immigration, Video November 5, 2014 at 3:43 pm

On display as part of the New York Historical Society’s “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion” exhibition is a graphic novel that tells the story of a Chinese-American family – a story that is more relatable than it is unique, reports SinoVision.

A panel discussing the Brooklyn Community Foundation report at the Brooklyn Museum Octo. 30 (Photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh via  Brooklyn Community Foundation)

Brooklynites’ Concerns: Poverty, Juvenile Justice, Immigrants

Brooklyn, Immigration, Youth November 4, 2014 at 2:51 pm

The Brooklyn Community Foundation issued a new report, “Brooklyn Insights,” highlighting residents’ concerns about poverty, juvenile justice and the growing immigrant population, Brooklyn Brief reports.

(Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Opinion: We’ll Vote for Those Who Support Our Dreams

Immigration, Latino, Long Island, Youth November 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Undocumented youth remember politicians’ positions on the Dream Act, and will vote accordingly on Nov. 4, Dalia Casco writes in an opinion piece in La Tribuna Hispana.

Immigrants at the Senegalese Association (Photo via The Uptowner)

Harlem’s Little Senegal Loses Residents

African, Immigration, Manhattan October 31, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Rising rents are pushing residents out of the Little Senegal community in Harlem, The Uptowner reports.