Immigration

The electronic ankle shackle that Ingrid Flowers was forced to wear caused her a serious infection. Her daughter Ingrid Hernández, stands by her side. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Garífuna Mothers Denounce ICE’s ‘Modern Slavery’

Bronx, Immigration, Women April 13, 2015 at 5:49 pm

Activists and religious leaders from the Bronx seek to free Garífuna immigrant mothers who have been forced by the authorities to wear electronic shackles, El Diario reports.

Eduardo Juárez (Photo via El Diario)

Bitter Ending for Victims of Immigration Fraud

Immigration April 10, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Some 1,500 immigrants affected by fraudulent organizations received compensation amounting to much less than what they lost, El Diario reports.

‘Nueva York':  From Colombian artist Carlos Jacanamijoy to a South Bronx Worker Co-op

‘Nueva York': From Colombian artist Carlos Jacanamijoy to a South Bronx Worker Co-op

Culture, Immigration, Labor, Latino, New York, Video April 9, 2015 at 4:56 pm

In the April 9 episode of CUNY TV’s “Nueva York”: Meet two college students who are part of the DACA program, a Colombian painter with connections to the indigenous Inga people, and members of a worker co-op for the environment in the South Bronx.

The President of the New York City Council’s Committee on Immigration sees the New York ID cards as a huge victory. (Photo by Enrique Soria via Diario de Mexico)

Carlos Menchaca: ‘I am Responsible for Creating Bridges’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Latino, Mexican, Politics April 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Carlos Menchaca is becoming a non-traditional leader for the Mexican community in the Big Apple and for immigrants in general, reports Diario de México.

(Photo via El Diario)

Racist Groups Harass Day Laborers in Ne­w Jersey

Immigration, Metro Area April 6, 2015 at 7:05 pm

From the Minuteman-inspired United Patriots of America to the Ku Klux Klan, hate groups abound in the Garden State, El Diario reports.

Police observing a March protest at the Vegas Auto Spa, whose owner has now signed a two year contract with the workers. (Photo by Elizabeth Graham via The Brooklyn Paper)

Car Wash Workers Win Contract

Brooklyn, Immigration, Labor April 6, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Car wash workers at Vegas Auto Spa in Greenwood Heights won a two-year contract and are back to work, The Home Reporter and The Brooklyn Paper report.

“Our people are being crucified,” said community organizer Juan Carlos Ruiz. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

‘Our People Are Being Crucified’

Immigration, Latino, Religion April 3, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Local Hispanic churches are devoting their Holy Week ceremonies to the plight of undocumented immigrants, El Diario reports.

Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner for the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, at the April 2 briefing held jointly with the Center for Community and Ethnic Media (Photo by Yehyubn Kim for Voices of NY)

Fighting Immigration Fraud in NYC

Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Voices' Picks April 2, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Nisha Agarwal, commissioner for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, spoke about fighting immigration services fraud and how immigrants can get trusted legal advice at a briefing held for community and ethnic media on April 2.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mayor’s Office Opens New Enrollment Centers to Apply for the Municipal ID

Government, Immigration, New York April 2, 2015 at 5:34 pm

The new centers to obtain the card are located in Jackson Heights, the South Bronx, Coney Island and Sunset Park, El Diario reports.

Dreamers declared a hunger strike last week. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dreamers: ‘Cuomo Abandoned Us When We Needed Him the Most’

Government, Immigration, New York, Youth March 31, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Dreamers and immigration leaders expressed disappointment and frustration after the NY Dream Act was left out of the state budget, El Diario reports.

Sol Aramendi, from Project Luz, and day laborers Omar Trinidad and Humberto Yescas created the app. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Day Laborers Create an App to Report Abuses

Immigration, Latino, New York, Technology March 30, 2015 at 3:21 pm

The Wage Theft app will help day laborers protect themselves from fraudulent contractors, El Diario reports.

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.