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.
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.
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.
Supporters of the Roosevelt Avenue BID haven’t analyzed how local, immigrant-owned businesses may be affected, argues an opinion piece in Queens Latino.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fraudulent employment agencies are on the rise and have found an easy prey in immigrants, El Diario reports.
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.
Ecomundo Cleaning is a worker cooperative in northern Manhattan that has enjoyed success in its first three years, Manhattan Times reports.
Mott Haven Herald reports on how street vendors, many of whom are immigrants, view the city council bill to lift caps on vendor permits.
Dozens of local families with disappeared members on the U.S.-Mexican border are suffering phone extortion, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
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 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.