"Nations market" at Park Peter Francisco in the Ironbound (Photo by Alexandre Soares)

How Samba and Saudade Found a Place in Newark

Immigrants keep coming to the Ironbound, home to the largest Portuguese and Brazilian communities in the tri-state area.

Benjamin Alvarado having lunch at the Spanish Evangelical Church in the Bronx, which feeds many without homes or stable jobs. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Number of Homeless Latino Immigrants Grows

Immigration, Latino June 29, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Religious leaders and activists say that most come from Mexico and Central America, reports El Diario.

Dominican consul Eduardo Selman (R.) with the Dominican ambassador to the UN, Frank Cortorreal. (Photo by Gerardo Romo for El Diario)

Dominican-Haitian Crisis Spills into New York Politics

Dominican, Government, Immigration, New York June 25, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Representatives of the Dominican government in New York City demanded an apology from Mayor Bill de Blasio, who called the deportation of Dominicans of Haitian descent racist and immoral, El Diario reports.

Nepali gathering in Jackson Heights at Diversity Plaza following the earthquakes in Nepal in April. (Photo by Christina Schreil via Queens Chronicle)

Protected Status Granted for Nepali Here

East Asian, Immigration, Queens June 25, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Nepali in the U.S. can receive temporary protected status that allows them to remain in the U.S. for a period of 18 months.

Elza Kochueva in Times Square (Image via video)

A Family From Russia Hopes for a Future in the US

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Immigration, Video June 23, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Elza Kochueva and her parents say they faced persecution in Russia because of their appearance and religion. They applied for asylum but the odds are stacked against them.

Ireneusz Furman, owner of Polish American Bureau in Garfield, NJ estimates that his clients wire some $50,000 a month to Poland. (Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

Poles Remit Nearly $1 Billion a Year Home

Business, Immigration, New York, Western European June 22, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Poles in the U.S. send nearly $1 billion a year back to Poland via money transfer services such as the Polish American Bureau in Garfield, New Jersey, Nowy Dziennik reports.

Gulshan Chowdhury, Bangladeshi parent with Sapna NYC, says she did not know her son’s school offered translation and language services. (Photo by Aaron Montes for Voices of NY)

Parents Still Suffer Limited Access to Language Services

Access to translation and interpretation services continues to be a problem for non-English speaking parents in NYC, according to a new report from the New York Immigration Coalition.

More than 300 students of English-language programs protested on Tuesday at the City Hall stairs. (Photo by Cristina Loboguerrero via El Diario)

English Students Protest Adult Education Cuts

Education, Government, Immigration, New York June 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Hundreds of students demanded that the mayor and the City Council restore funds for adult language learning programs, El Diario reports.

From May Day 2013 in NYC (Photo by The All-Night Images, Creative Commons license)

A Proposed ‘Budget for the City of Immigrants’

Immigration, New York June 4, 2015 at 8:12 pm

Immigrant groups presented city budget recommendations, which include funds to prepare communities for Obama’s executive actions and defend tenants from landlord abuse, reports El Diario.

Advocates say the fear of being deported keeps immigrants from reporting domestic violence and getting help. (Photo by ghetto_guera29, Creative Commons License.)

Silence Fosters Domestic Violence Among Immigrants

Immigration, Latino, New York, Social Services, Women June 2, 2015 at 6:33 pm

Fear of deportation keeps many immigrants from reporting incidents of domestic violence, but advocates say that more are reaching out than in the past, reports El Diario.

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.