Immigration

Mayor de Blasio with several young Chinese children. (Photo via World Journal)

Children Sent to China May Return for Pre-K

East Asian, Education, Immigration, New York March 26, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Chinese children who were sent back to China by immigrant parents here may soon return to NYC to take advantage of universal pre-K, World Journal’s English edition reports.

Students put pressure on state leaders to approve the DREAM Act. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hunger Strike in Support of the New York Dream Act

Education, Immigration, New York March 26, 2015 at 4:17 pm

More than 50 students started a hunger strike to demand that funds be reinstated in the NYS budget to finance the New York Dream Act, El Diario reports.

The handbook offers immigrants guidance in finding their way through the health, judicial and education systems, among others. (Photo via El Diario)

Handbook Will Help NYC Immigrants

Government, Immigration, New York March 20, 2015 at 5:40 pm

The Office of the New York City Comptroller is publishing a guide in different languages telling immigrants how to navigate the legal system, El Diario reports.

Natalia Mendez at La Morada (Screenshot via Mott Haven Herald video)

Running a Restaurant as an Undocumented Mother

Bronx, Food, Immigration, Mexican March 17, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Natalia Mendez fulfilled her long-time dream of opening her own restaurant but the undocumented mother of three has another dream she has to put on hold –seeing her family in southern Mexico after nearly three decades, reports Mott Haven Herald.

BAssinets lined up at a "maternity hotel" (Photo via World Journal

Investigating New York’s Chinese ‘Maternity Hotels’

Brooklyn, East Asian, Health, Immigration, Manhattan, Queens, Women March 9, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Following a number of arrests in connection with Chinese maternity tourism in California, World Journal reports in a series of articles on more than 40 “maternity hotels” in New York City.

Stuck in Little Liberia on SI

Stuck in Little Liberia on SI

In this video, Prince Thompson, who came here from Liberia for back surgery and was forced to remain because of the Ebola outbreak, reflects on his circumstances and life in Little Liberia.

Antonio with Mexican activist Elvira Arellano during a presentation at Bard College. (Photo via La Voz)

‘We are Essential to This Nation’

Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican March 4, 2015 at 1:24 pm

A farmworker, and father, chronicles his arduous day on the job in the Hudson Valley, as part of a project from the Rural & Migrant Ministry nonprofit to collect stories from farmworkers in New York state. La Voz publishes his story.

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.

Funding for ESL Classes Not Keeping Up With Demand?

Funding for ESL Classes Not Keeping Up With Demand?

African American, Immigration February 25, 2015 at 4:00 pm

“Independent Sources” explores a recent report that finds the state is failing to keep up with the demand for ESL classes, and a book that pays homage to a relatively unknown Black artist who was active in fighting for civil rights.

Yalda Afif, case manager (left), inconversation with Naheed Bahram (right), WAW’s program director (Photo by Ramaa Raghavan for Voices of NY)

A Voice for Afghan Women

Featured Posts, Immigration, Muslim, Voices' Picks, Women February 24, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Women for Afghan Women, a grass-roots community organization in Fresh Meadows, helps women suffering from domestic abuse and has reached out to imams for support.

The event was organized by El Diario, Univision and NALEO as part of its activities for Immigration Week. (Photo by Víctor Matos via El Diario)

Hundreds Pack Forum on Immigration Relief in the Bronx

Bronx, Immigration, Latino February 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm

The brutal cold did not stop more than 600 people from attending an information session about Deferred Action, El Diario reports.

Will Immigration Relief Provide Medicaid?

Will Immigration Relief Provide Medicaid?

Black, Health, Immigration, Video February 19, 2015 at 3:44 pm

In this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources”: The president’s executive action could provide health care to hundreds of thousands of immigrants in NYS; the not-so-radical roots of Boko Haram; and a festival celebrating Black independent filmmakers.

Angélica Salgado (left) and her son Pablo with a group of immigrants. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Vowing to Keep Up the Fight on Immigration

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area February 19, 2015 at 2:39 pm

After a federal judge blocked President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, New York immigration advocacy groups joined in protest, El Diario reports.

Screenshot from "Claiming our Voice." (Photo by Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel, courtesy of Fine Grain Films)

Screening Films About Immigrant Women in Queens

Culture, Immigration, Queens, Women February 18, 2015 at 4:59 pm

The varied experiences of immigrant women in New York will be represented in a new film series scheduled to begin Feb. 27 in Maspeth, Queens Courier reports.

Samsun Nahar, a parent leader with Desis Rising Up and Moving or DRUM, speaks to advocates, other parents and the press about the lack of translation and interpretation services for Bengali at her kids' schools in the Bronx. After speaking to the crowd in Bengali, Roksana Mun, also with DRUM gave Nahar's speech in English.  (Photo by Jennifer Lehman for Voices of NY)

Schools Urged to Offer More Language Services for Parents

Education, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Voices' Picks February 17, 2015 at 11:27 pm

The New York Immigration Coalition’s Education Collaborative is urging schools to offer more language access services to parents.