A Day in the Life of Miguel

A Day in the Life of Miguel

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Immigration, Labor, Mexican January 26, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Miguel, 29, is a Mexican immigrant working in a Brooklyn deli. Rahim Chagani follows him at his job in this photo essay.

Angelo Cabrera in Mott Haven (Photo by Natalie Fertig for Mott Haven Herald)

Editor Urges Help for Cabrera

Bronx, Education, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Opinion January 21, 2015 at 5:12 pm

The founder of MASA has been denied legal immigration status to the U.S., and Mott Haven Herald’s Bernard L. Stein urges action to help him.

From left to right: Flor De Liz Perez, Daniel K. Isaac and Rafael Benoit (Photo by Marie Yokoyama via Downtown Express)

‘A Gay, North Korean Terrorist’ Takes the Stage

East Asian, History, Immigration, LGBTQ, South American January 21, 2015 at 4:49 pm

In “Tala,” Korean-Chilean playwright Kyoung H. Park blends stories of couples around the time of Sept. 11 – of 1973 in Chile and 2001 in the U.S. – who get tangled up in conflicts of identity, government and immigration, reports Downtown Express. 

Unlike Central Americans, the dynamic of Ecuadorean immigrants is more discreet. (Courtesy of via El Diario)

Looking For the Disappeared Ecuadorean Migrants

Immigration, South American January 14, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Ecuadoreans seek answers after 200 immigrants have disappeared at the Mexican border and transit countries on their way to the U.S., El Diario reports.

Ribbon cutting for the new legal services annex at the Jamaica office of City Council member Ruben Wills. (Photo by Salvatore Licata via Queens Courier)

Offering Legal Services to Immigrants in Queens

Immigration, Queens January 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm

City Council member Ruben Wills will offer expanded legal services to immigrants, Queens Courier reports.

The Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island, one of the many locations that "culture vultures" can enter for free with the new NYC Muni ID (Photo via Brooklyn Based)

Attention ‘Culture Vultures’ – Check out NYC’s Muni ID

Culture, Immigration, New York January 9, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Brooklyn Based highlights how the new NYC Muni ID will be a boon because of its many free memberships in cultural institutions.

Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ - R, 9th district)  with KACE leaders at the 114th opening of the House on Jan. 6.  (Photo via Korea Daily)

Pushing for Korean Skilled Worker Visas

East Asian, Immigration January 9, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Korean leaders are hoping to gain passage in the new congress of the Partner with Korea Act, which would offer the “E-4 visa” to skilled workers from Korea, Korea Daily reports.

Ramatu Ahmed, a community organizer in the Bronx, says undocumented parents can be intimidated by requests to show their IDs to enter their children's schools.  (Photo by Kristen Clark for Voices of NY)

West Africans Uncertain About Immigration Relief

African, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Voices' Picks January 6, 2015 at 4:10 pm

President Obama’s deferred action would provide parents with temporary relief from daily fears of deportation but their longterm future remains in doubt.

Julia Flores is a single mother of a young daughter born in the U.S. (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Latino Immigrants Afraid They Can’t Pay for DAPA

Immigration, Latino January 6, 2015 at 1:39 pm

Some immigrants worry that they won’t be able to afford the fees and other payments that come with the president’s deferred action program, reports Diario de Mexico.

Ingrid Griffith (Photo courtesy of the artist)

Guyanese Artist Tells An Immigrant’s Story

In a one-woman show, Ingrid Griffith plays 18 characters as she tells the story of coming to the U.S. from the Caribbean nation of Guyana.

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.