Lilliam Barrios-Paoli (Photo by Edward Reed via Capital New York)

How to Connect Immigrants with Health Care?

Health, Immigration October 23, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Figuring out how to better connect immigrants in NYC with health care is the task of a new working group formed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, Capital New York reports.

César Pérez hopes that the new law will help his father, who is being held at Rikers Island facing deportation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Immigrants Hopeful after NYC Approves Law Limiting Deportations

Government, Immigration, New York October 23, 2014 at 2:27 pm

A new law limiting collaboration between city agencies and federal immigration authorities will benefit hundreds of families in fear of deportations, El Diario reports.

The Dream Act would be one of the few reasons for Latinos to go to the polls on Nov. 4. (Photo by Marlene Peralta via El Diario)

NY Candidates Use Dream Act to Get Votes

Education, Government, Immigration October 22, 2014 at 2:16 pm

For New York Latinos, the Dream Act would be one of the few motivations to vote Nov. 4, El Diario reports.

(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

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

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

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

Featured Posts, Immigration, Technology, Voices' Picks October 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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