The City Council, controlled by Democrats, passed the law last December 2021, and it went into effect in January after both Mayor Bill de Blasio and his successor, Eric Adams, declined to either sign or veto it. Hundreds of workers march to Foley Square in New York City to demand stronger worker protections and a […]
By Mary Campbell In the Caribbean community, people face many legal issues. Concerns include getting legalized, divorce, estate planning after a loved one has passed or is dying or being hurt in an auto accident or on the job. One common denominator, one common problem, one common philosophy, and one common sorrow is the issue […]
Hundreds of workers march to Foley Square in New York City to demand stronger worker protections and a full pathway to citizenship for immigrants on May 1, 2022. (Shutterstock) Staten Island, NY – Today, the Our City, Our Vote coalition, a group of advocates fighting for expand access to the ballot box held a press conference […]
A Brooklyn LLC that boasts of its “non-union” labor is the subject of numerous wage theft complaints by immigrant workers.
By Maurizio Guerrero, Documented NY When JLM Decorating hired Miguel Tapia to paint apartments in Manhattan and Brooklyn, they told him he would receive $800 in cash per week for his work. Instead, Tapia, who was born in the Dominican Republic, was paid about half that amount. He complained to his supervisor, Josafath Arias, who […]
Immigrant New Yorkers Can’t Wait: Leading Immigration Advocates, Elected Officials Demand Legislature Pass ‘New York for All’ and ‘Stop Immigration Bond Abuse’ Acts
NY State Senator Julia Salazar speaks in support of Immigrant Workers During May Day Parade at Washington Square Park in New York City on May 1, 2022. (Shutterstock) By NYIC Albany, NY: On May 24, alongside elected officials and impacted voices, the New York for All Coalition and Break the Shackles came together to demand […]
Summer is officially a few weeks away, the time of year when people get out of the house and bask outside with friends and family. The United States celebrates the last Monday in May as Memorial Day. It is considered the unofficial start to summer. It is a time filled with travels and leisure, with […]
Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico 08-20-2021, National Guard in Mexico installs checkpoint on Juarez highway as a method to find human traffickers. (Shutterstock) By Rebekah Wolf, Immigration Impact Mexico’s Supreme Court released a decision on May 18 that struck down the policy of stopping and searching individuals to check their immigration status as racist and discriminatory—and therefore […]
By Linda Nwoke There are over 200 million immigrants all around, making up about 3% of the global population. The number of migrants is increasing as the world’s population increases. Just as the number of countries with borders increases, there is also an increase in the number of migrants. In the United States, scholars like […]
By Emma Winger, Immigration Impact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a temporary rule last week that automatically extends employment authorization for certain noncitizens waiting for USCIS to process their work permit renewal applications. As of December 2021, over 80,000 noncitizens had lost or would soon lose the right to work because of adjudication delays and a growing […]
Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Congress for years, moving controversial policy decisions into the executive and judicial branches of government.
New York, NY – August 17, 2021: Few dozens of DACA recipients rally on Foley Square demanding citizenship now for all undocumented immigrants. (Shutterstock) By Claire Felter, Danielle Renwick, and Amelia Cheatham, CFR Introduction Immigration has been a touchstone of the U.S. political debate for decades, as policymakers have weighed economic, security, and humanitarian concerns. […]