Immigration

Rallying for a Stalled Immigration Relief Program

Rallying for a Stalled Immigration Relief Program

Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Video May 19, 2015 at 10:31 pm

May 19 would have been the day that President Obama’s immigration relief program took effect, but it is stalled in the courts. Protestors rallied for — and against — in Lower Manhattan.

Ruperto Morocho dishes up Hispanic-inspired dishes at his restaurant, El Nuevo Delicioso. He is famous for his roasted chicken, which he makes with a recipe he created with his wife 25 years ago (Photo by Michaela Ross for Voices of NY)

Bronx Co-op Bolsters Food Businesses in Face of Development

Bronx, Business, Featured Posts, Food, Immigration, Video May 19, 2015 at 4:15 pm

The United Business Cooperative supports and educates local immigrant entrepreneurs in the food industry, as new clientele and businesses move in to Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.

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Fewer Poles Win Visa Lottery, and Even Fewer Immigrate to US

Eastern European, Immigration May 18, 2015 at 12:27 pm

The number of diversity visa lottery applicants from Poland is falling, and even fewer who are approved for entry into the U.S. follow through with the paperwork, Nowy Dziennik reports.

Roosevelt Avenue in Queens (Photo via Queens Latino)

Opinion: Supporters of Roosevelt Avenue BID Engage in ‘Magical Thinking’

Business, Immigration, Opinion, Queens May 15, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Supporters of the Roosevelt Avenue BID haven’t analyzed how local, immigrant-owned businesses may be affected, argues an opinion piece in Queens Latino.

A ‘So Fukien Poetic’ Reading in Brooklyn

A ‘So Fukien Poetic’ Reading in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Health, Immigration May 15, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Asian-American poets Monica Ong and Wo Chan read works concerning issues often silenced in their communities, at the “So Fukien Poetic” poetry reading in Dumbo. SinoVision attended the event at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop.

DOT's David Breen, right, shows residents the Department of Transportation’s plans, created after months of considering community input, of a portion of the Diversity Plaza redesign. (Photo by Cristina Schreil via Queens Chronicle)

A Redesign for Diversity Plaza

Asian, Immigration, Latino, Queens May 14, 2015 at 5:52 pm

The DOT is planning a redesign of Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights, Queens, and recently revealed plans formulated with input from the community, Queens Chronicle reports.

(Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Nail Salons React to Cuomo’s Action

Business, East Asian, Immigration, New York May 13, 2015 at 6:49 pm

World Journal reports on Chinese owners and workers at nail salons reacting to the news that Gov. Andrew Cuomo would tighten regulations on the industry.

The Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York held a press briefing May 8 in Flushing to denounce the New York Times articles about the nail salon industry. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Groups Denounce Nail Salon Critics and Cuomo Action

East Asian, Immigration, Labor, New York May 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm

Excerpts from the Korean-language press in New York reflect the continuing reactions within the community to both the New York Times articles on the nail salon industry and Gov. Cuomo’s announcement of an investigation.

Maritza Martínez, 52, was scammed by a Queens employment agency.

Job Scams Target Immigrants

Crime, Immigration May 11, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Fraudulent employment agencies are on the rise and have found an easy prey in immigrants, El Diario reports.

Small Business Services Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer meeting with the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce recently. (Photo courtesy of SBS via Times Ledger)

Helping Immigrant Businesses in the City

Business, Immigration, New York May 1, 2015 at 2:05 pm

The city’s Department of Small Business Services will be advertising in five languages to let immigrants know about the resources and information available to help them start, operate and grow businesses, reports Times Ledger.

(Photo via Manhattan Times)

A Cleaning Company Run by the Workers

Business, Immigration, Labor, Manhattan April 30, 2015 at 6:34 pm

Ecomundo Cleaning is a worker cooperative in northern Manhattan that has enjoyed success in its first three years, Manhattan Times reports.

Vendors rallied in front of City Hall earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of The Street Vendor Project via Mott Haven Herald)

More Street Vendors in NYC?

Business, Immigration, New York April 29, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Mott Haven Herald reports on how street vendors, many of whom are immigrants, view the city council bill to lift caps on vendor permits.

(Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario/La Prensa)

Families Of Disappeared Immigrants Suffer Extortion

Crime, Immigration, New York April 28, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Dozens of local families with disappeared members on the U.S.-Mexican border are suffering phone extortion, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

An estimated 80,000 people turned out at 37 locations across Ireland, London and Sydney, on May 10 for Pieta House’s annual Darkness into Light 5km dawn walk/run. (Photo by Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland via Irish Central)

House to Help Irish Immigrants ‘in Distress’

Health, Immigration, Western European April 21, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Pieta House, a self-harm and suicide prevention center in Ireland, will open a New York location in Queens this September, reports Irish Central.

The proposal for a municipal ID states that every agency must accept the card as valid identification. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Plan for Newark Municipal ID Moves Forward

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area April 20, 2015 at 5:02 pm

The mayor of Newark has proposed a bill that could make the city the first in New Jersey to issue a municipal ID, El Diario reports.