New Yorkers Celebrate Obama’s Executive Order

New Yorkers Celebrate Obama’s Executive Order

Featured Posts, Government, Immigration November 21, 2014 at 4:04 pm

In this package of reports, Voices of NY chronicles reactions to President Obama’s historic action to provide immigration relief to millions.

Pro-immigrant organizations are calling upon undocumented people to stay informed. Left to right: Maritza Mejia Ming, Kings County District Attorney Immigrant Fraud Unit; Rosemary Yu, Assistant District Attorney and co-director of the Immigrant Affairs Program; Carmen Cerrada, affected immigrant, parent of DACA recipient; Steven Choi, executive director, NYIC; Neena Dutta, attorney and Chair of New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association; Izaskun Pineda, Consul for Political Affairs, Consul General of Mexico in New York; Valeria Treves, executive director, New Immigrant Community Empowerment." (Photo by Photo: Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Activists Warn of Immigration Scams

Immigration November 20, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Immigration activists are warning of scams in connection with President Obama’s immigration relief plan, El Diario reports.

Dmitri Daniel Glinski (left) and TBI founder and president Bertha Lewis (PHoto by Kinue Weinstein for Voices of NY)

All Races, All Faces, Unveiled

Immigration, New York November 19, 2014 at 10:27 pm

The Black Institute has issued a new book, “All Races, All Faces: A Guide to New York City’s Immigrant Communities,” with statistics and directories.

(Photo by Billie Ward, Creative Commons license)

Undocumented and Irish: How One Man Has Lived

Immigration, Western European November 19, 2014 at 5:22 pm

One Irishman interviewed by Irish Central explains how President Obama’s executive action on immigration should help normalize life for him.

BOOM!Health in the Bronx and Ending ‘Secure Communities’

BOOM!Health in the Bronx and Ending ‘Secure Communities’

Bronx, Health, Immigration, Labor, New York, Video November 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm

In this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources”: The City Council opts out of the Secure Communities program, New Immigrant Community Empowerment talks about using a graphic novel to fight employment agency fraud, and a syringe exchange program not without controversy.

An American Story with Chinese Roots

An American Story with Chinese Roots

East Asian, History, Immigration, Video November 5, 2014 at 3:43 pm

On display as part of the New York Historical Society’s “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion” exhibition is a graphic novel that tells the story of a Chinese-American family – a story that is more relatable than it is unique, reports SinoVision.

A panel discussing the Brooklyn Community Foundation report at the Brooklyn Museum Octo. 30 (Photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh via  Brooklyn Community Foundation)

Brooklynites’ Concerns: Poverty, Juvenile Justice, Immigrants

Brooklyn, Immigration, Youth November 4, 2014 at 2:51 pm

The Brooklyn Community Foundation issued a new report, “Brooklyn Insights,” highlighting residents’ concerns about poverty, juvenile justice and the growing immigrant population, Brooklyn Brief reports.

(Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Opinion: We’ll Vote for Those Who Support Our Dreams

Immigration, Latino, Long Island, Youth November 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Undocumented youth remember politicians’ positions on the Dream Act, and will vote accordingly on Nov. 4, Dalia Casco writes in an opinion piece in La Tribuna Hispana.

Immigrants at the Senegalese Association (Photo via The Uptowner)

Harlem’s Little Senegal Loses Residents

African, Immigration, Manhattan October 31, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Rising rents are pushing residents out of the Little Senegal community in Harlem, The Uptowner reports.

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, Video, Voices' Picks 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, Video 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.