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 […]

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 […]

Comptroller Lander: More Than 1300 Workers Are Entitled to Nearly $3 Million in Prevailing Wages

Bureau of Labor Law recoups unpaid wages with interest for workers regardless of their immigration status, whether or not they still live in New York City.

Comptroller Lander: More Than 1300 Workers Are Entitled to Nearly $3 Million in Prevailing Wages

NYC Comptroller Brad Lander speaks in support of Immigrant Workers During May Day Parade at Washington Square Park in New York City on May 1, 2022. (Shutterstock) New York, NY – New York City Comptroller Brad Lander announced that more than 1300 workers are entitled to payments totaling nearly $3 million from prevailing wage settlements […]

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 […]

Adams Administration Announces ‘Project Open Arms,’ Comprehensive Support Plan to Meet Educational Needs of Families Seeking Asylum

‘Project Open Arms’ Will Provide Wraparound Services for New Students Entering School System, Including Academic, Social-Emotional, and Language-Access Supports Plan Includes Targeted Resources for Asylum-Seeking Families Currently Living in and out of City’s Shelter System

Adams Administration Announces ‘Project Open Arms,’ Comprehensive Support Plan to Meet Educational Needs of Families Seeking Asylum

New York, NY – August 11, 2022: Mayor Eric Adams delivers remarks during joint announcement with Paley CEO Maureen Reidy at The Paley Center for Media. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Manuel Castro, and […]

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 […]

Employment-based Adjustment of Status Applicants: Do’s and Don’ts for Your Medicals to Enable More Efficient Processing

Employment-based Adjustment of Status Applicants: Do’s and Don’ts for Your Medicals to Enable More Efficient Processing

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plays a significant role in the processing of employment-based visas, and we want to ensure we use as many available visas as possible in fiscal year (FY) 2022, which ends on Sept. 30, 2022. We are still doing our part with the U.S. Department of State (DOS) in processing […]

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