Fostering Relationships Between the New York City’s Council Members & Immigrants

Fostering Relationships Between the New York City’s Council Members & Immigrants

New York, NY – February 28, 2020: Activists, advocates and council members rally ahead of City Council hearing on ICE escalating immigration enforcement at City Hall. (Shutterstock) By Linda Nwoke An article by the Pew Research Center (2020) notes that over 70% of voters in the United States believe elected officials don’t care about average […]

Voices of Black and Brown Immigrants Under a Changing New York City

Voices of Black and Brown Immigrants Under a Changing New York City

By Linda Nwoke A lot has changed in New York and the city since the pandemic. Besides the post-traumatic impact of the pandemic, which has left many New Yorkers emotionally drained and financially strained, the city is still striving to recover at multiple levels, with highs and lows in specific sectors. Some areas used in […]

The Biden Administration Cracks Down on Venezuelan Migrants — What You Need to Know

The Biden Administration Cracks Down on Venezuelan Migrants — What You Need to Know

There were lots of Venezuelans crossing the border into the land of Colombia. This was captured on 61222 in La Parada, Colombia. (Shutterstock) By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact Faced with rising numbers of Venezuelans coming to the border and seeking asylum, the Biden administration has initiated what could be its most extensive crackdown on migrants […]

Three-Quarters of Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela Struggle to Access Basic Services in Latin America and the Caribbean

Three-Quarters of Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela Struggle to Access Basic Services in Latin America and the Caribbean

This photo was taken in La Parada, Colombia on June 12th, 2022. This family walked for 15 days to get to the border between Colombia and Venezuela. (Shutterstock) Geneva: Some 4.3 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela face challenges accessing food, housing, and stable employment, a recent assessment concludes. Despite the progress achieved through various […]

Biden is Hoping Small Changes go a Long Way on Immigration

Biden is Hoping Small Changes go a Long Way on Immigration

Dallas, TX USA – April 9, 2017: American Flags Waved During Immigration Reform March (Shutterstock) By Michael D. Shear and Miriam Jordan, The New York Times WASHINGTON — Even before the political spectacle of a Republican governor flying migrants to a tiny resort island in Massachusetts, President Biden’s top border officials decided there had to […]

The Immigrant’s Journal Celebrates 25 Years: Countdown Begins with FREE Immigration Boot Camp

The Immigrant’s Journal Celebrates 25 Years: Countdown Begins with FREE Immigration Boot Camp

Over the years, immigrants have been demonized, especially during President Trump’s administration. Recently, the Texas State Governor, Gregory Abbott, exhibited deplorable behavior by sending many immigrants to New York and other states on buses. Other Republican governors have since joined him. The ongoing inhumane treatment of immigrants has made them desperate for legalization while striving […]

Mayor Eric Adams Recognizes the Contributions of Immigrants at CGI 2022 Meeting

Mayor Eric Adams Recognizes the Contributions of Immigrants at CGI 2022 Meeting

New York, NY – September 19, 2022: Mayor Eric Adams delivers keynote remarks at the opening of Concordia annual summit at Sheraton Times Square. (Shutterstock) Thank you, thank you so much. And to my fellow mayors that are here as well, this engaging conversation… Welcome to the city. We only have one request of you […]

DHS Publishes Final Rule Clarifying Public Charge Inadmissibility

DHS Publishes Final Rule Clarifying Public Charge Inadmissibility

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a final rule on the public charge ground of inadmissibility that will help reduce fear and confusion among immigrants and U.S. citizens and ensure fair and consistent adjudications for those seeking admission at ports of entry or adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident inside the […]

Who Enforces Immigration Policy Anyway?

Who Enforces Immigration Policy Anyway?

The lack of a major overhaul in the United States’ immigration system for roughly thirty years has created an ecosystem where states have attempted to insert their authority over immigration, especially when it comes to enforcement. Texas has made headlines with its tougher approach and outsized role in shaping America’s immigration enforcement policy, while some states have […]

Senate Rejects Harmful Immigration Amendments to Inflation Reduction Act

Senate Rejects Harmful Immigration Amendments to Inflation Reduction Act

By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact On Sunday after nearly 24 hours of deliberation, the Senate passed a historic budget reconciliation package, known as the “Inflation Reduction Act,” that rejected a series of harsh immigration enforcement provisions and approved a myriad of federal programs climate change, tax enforcement, and healthcare. The version of the bill that […]

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