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 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 […]

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 […]

Immigrant ‘Dreamers’ Face Severe Disruption If Court Wrecks DACA

Immigrant ‘Dreamers’ Face Severe Disruption If Court Wrecks DACA

WASHINGTON APRIL 18: Supporters of President Obama’s DAPA and DACA policies on immigration and deportation gathered at the Supreme Court during oral argument in Washington, DC on April 18, 2016. (Shutterstock) By Laurel Brubaker Calkins and Ellen M. Gilmer, Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — Advocates for more than 600,000 undocumented immigrants who entered the US as children […]

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 […]

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