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. […]
Doctors for Camp Closure march to close immigrant detention camps and family separation by US Customs and Border Protection. – Washington, DC/USA – October 19, 2019 (Shutterstock) By America’s Voice Washington, DC – Regaining the support and energy of the Democratic base is a critical task for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. As recent […]
By Maurizio Guerrero, Documented NY Janusz Zdybel, a 33-year-old immigrant from Poland, died while working inside a church a decade ago. Zdybel was installing a safety net under the ceiling of the St. Paul the Apostle church on the Upper West Side in Manhattan in October 2011 when he plunged 12 stories to his death […]
Undocumented immigrants living with HIV/AIDS in New York State are eligible to enroll in uninsured care programs that provide access to free HIV and/or AIDS care. Here is a step-by-step explanation.
By Daniela Parra, City Limits New York State provides health care services to all persons, regardless of immigration status, who have or have been exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and/or have developed acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Lack of health insurance is not an impediment to accessing medications and medical check-ups. New York State […]
By Alyssa Paolicelli, NY1 QUEENS — Russell is an undocumented immigrant, and for most of the last year he’s has been out of work because of the pandemic. He asked we refer to him only by his American nickname because of his immigration status. “It is very scary,” Russell said. “Now we are living completely […]
By Bill Mahoney, Politico ALBANY, N.Y. — State lawmakers in New York appear close to agreeing on a multibillion-dollar fund to provide unemployment benefits to undocumented immigrants and former prison inmates who have been excluded from federal aid packages since the start of the pandemic. Talks between legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office have progressed […]
By Jordan Williams, The Hill President Biden said Friday that undocumented immigrants should be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine without fear of being targeted by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Biden made the remark during an interview with Univision during his visit to a vaccination site in Texas. “I want to make sure […]
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Biden-Harris Administration Plan to Pause Deportations
New York Attorney General Letitia James at the “Walk In Solidarity With Survivors” to end gun violence – Brooklyn, New York / United States – June 8, 2019 (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today led a coalition of 16 attorneys general from around the nation in fighting alongside President Joseph Biden […]
By Linda N The seemingly unrelenting emotional rollercoaster that became official following an announcement of a pandemic by the World Health Organization is gradually coming to an end. On December 14, 2020, New York City made history by recording the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine to the first people. One of them is a health […]
Agricultural seasonal immigrant (migrant) field (farm) workers harvest and package (box) Romaine lettuce in the fields of Salinas Valley of central California. – Salinas, California – USA – July 1, 2015 (Shutterstock) By AV Press Releases, America’s Voice This week brings more evidence that the treatment of “essential workers” during the Trump era has been […]