Immigration

Nisha Agarwal (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY)

Commish Says Muni ID Will Improve Access to City for All

Featured Posts, Government, Immigration, New York October 30, 2014 at 11:47 pm

Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal answers reporters’ questions about the municipal ID program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

(Photo by Fumi Nakamura via Queens Courier)

‘MOVE WITH US’ – Immigrant Tales in Queens

Culture, Immigration, Queens October 29, 2014 at 6:10 pm

“MOVE WITH US,” a new video featuring 167 immigrants posing at different locations in Queens, premieres Nov. 7 at the Queens Council on the Arts, Queens Courier reports.

Ousmane Dramé with his two sons at the press conference (Photo via Afrikan Spot)

Fighting Ebola Hysteria in NY

African, Immigration October 29, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Leaders of the African community in New York and the New York Immigration Coalition are speaking out against Ebola hysteria.

Junior Cruz (Photo by Asthaa Chaturvedi via The Uptowner)

Now with Legal Status, Teens Reflect

Immigration, Manhattan, Youth October 28, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Two students from Manhattan look back on their experiences as undocumented immigrants and ahead to what the future holds as green card recipients, in this audio piece from The Uptowner.

Ebola Stigma and ‘Annie Undocumented’

Ebola Stigma and ‘Annie Undocumented’

African, Health, Immigration, Religion October 27, 2014 at 5:07 pm

How has the Ebola hysteria affected the largest Liberian community outside Liberia? CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” finds out in one of three segments.

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 nyc.gov)

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.