Elected Officials and Immigrant Advocates Rally As Legal Proceedings Begin On Local Law 11-2022

Elected Officials and Immigrant Advocates Rally As Legal Proceedings Begin On Local Law 11-2022

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 […]

Immigrant New Yorkers Can’t Wait: Leading Immigration Advocates, Elected Officials Demand Legislature Pass ‘New York for All’ and ‘Stop Immigration Bond Abuse’ Acts

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 […]

Mexico’s Supreme Court Declares Immigration Checkpoints Unconstitutional

Mexico’s Supreme Court Declares Immigration Checkpoints Unconstitutional

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 […]

Going Beyond Political Agenda – A Resource for Immigrants to Demand Change Post-Election

Going Beyond Political Agenda – A Resource for Immigrants to Demand Change Post-Election

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 […]

The U.S. Immigration Debate

Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Congress for years, moving controversial policy decisions into the executive and judicial branches of government.

The U.S. Immigration Debate

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. […]

US Quietly Expands Asylum Limits While Preparing to End Them

US Quietly Expands Asylum Limits While Preparing to End Them

Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico 03-20-2021 80 migrants, mostly Hondurans, live in the Good Samaritan shelter in Ciudad Juárez, they were expelled from the United States under title 42. (Shutterstock) By Elliot Spagat and Christopher Sherman, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration has begun expelling Cubans and Nicaraguans to Mexico under pandemic-related powers to […]

On May Day, Thousands of Immigrant Workers and Labor Leaders Marched for Path to Citizenship and Worker Protections

On May Day, Thousands of Immigrant Workers and Labor Leaders Marched for Path to Citizenship and Worker Protections

Photo Credit: New York Immigration Coalition New York, NY-On May Day, known as International Workers Day, thousands of immigrant workers, labor leaders, unions and allies marched down the streets of lower Manhattan to demand a path to citizenship and worker protections. “Immigrant workers across this country cannot wait any longer for President Biden to make good […]

ICE New Guidelines and Immigrants with Mental Health Disorders

ICE New Guidelines and Immigrants with Mental Health Disorders

By Linda Nwoke The effect of a pandemic such as COVID 19 often goes beyond medical and physiological changes. It leaves individuals and society with consequences beyond physical illness—resulting in mental and social repercussions. Psychological reactions such as increased anxiety, heightened stress level, outbursts, disruptive behavior, and stigma, to mention a few, can often go […]

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Kicks of Immigrant Heritage Week 2022 with the Theme “Immigrant New York: Rebuilding Together.”

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Kicks of Immigrant Heritage Week 2022 with the Theme “Immigrant New York: Rebuilding Together.”

NEW YORK—Today, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs kicks off Immigrant Heritage Week 2022 with the theme, “Immigrant New York: Rebuilding Together.”   Originally started in 2004, Immigrant Heritage Week (IHW) is celebrated in mid–April to commemorate the legacy of April 17, 1907, the day in New York City history on which the largest number of immigrants – 11,000 – […]

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