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. […]

The Vast Majority of Americans Want Biden and Democrats to Keep Their Promises and Lean In on Immigration Policy and Politics

The Vast Majority of Americans Want Biden and Democrats to Keep Their Promises and Lean In on Immigration Policy and Politics

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 […]

Yes, All Immigrants Can Get the COVID-19 Vaccine—Even Those Who Are Undocumented

Yes, All Immigrants Can Get the COVID-19 Vaccine—Even Those Who Are Undocumented

By Melissa Cruz, Immigration Impact Since the start of the pandemic, many immigrants have been left out of federal COVID-19 relief packages. Both undocumented immigrants and some people in mixed-status households have been excluded from stimulus checks, rent assistance, and other financial aid. This has left some questioning whether they qualify for the most important relief yet: the […]

West African Hair Braiding Industry Is Being Destroyed by the Pandemic

As the COVID pandemic continues to harm businesses in New York City, West African hair braiders find other ways to survive.

West African Hair Braiding Industry Is Being Destroyed by the Pandemic

By Houreidja Tall, Documented NY Before the pandemic, West African hair braiding salons in Harlem were a one-stop shop for advice among hair braiders and clients. They were newsgathering posts and were spaces where people would stop by to sell jewelry, body lotions and snacks. Shops are spaces for camaraderie. “I come to 125th [street […]

New York lawmakers want to give billions of dollars to undocumented, former inmates

New York lawmakers want to give billions of dollars to undocumented, former inmates

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 […]

Citizenship for Essential Workers Act: The Right Thing To Do For The Nation

Citizenship for Essential Workers Act: The Right Thing To Do For The Nation

Essential workers amid COVID-19 pandemic – New York City, New York/USA April 6, 2020 (Shutterstock) By AV Press Releases This week, the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act was introduced in the House by Reps. Castro and Lieu, and in the Senate by Sens. Padilla and Warren. The legislation would put undocumented essential workers on pathways […]

Amid a Global Pandemic, Immigrant Families Face Even Greater Health Care Insecurities

Amid a Global Pandemic, Immigrant Families Face Even Greater Health Care Insecurities

By Angel Rosario   At EmblemHealth, I lead a dedicated team that’s embedded in our neighborhoods to help families answer questions about health care coverage and services. For some, we are the first people that patients have spoken to about whether they qualify for coverage if they can get the preventative care they need, or […]

I Am Undocumented. When Should I Tell Him or Her?

When you meet someone and start the ‘getting to know you’ process, there are many issues that can hinder the formation of a wonderful relationship.  Kim was an undocumented immigrant and had met Steven, a citizen of the United States. Both had met while at a public event one night.

I Am Undocumented. When Should I Tell Him or Her?

By Daisy Campbell When you meet someone and start the ‘getting to know you’ process, there are many issues that can hinder the formation of a wonderful relationship.  Kim was an undocumented immigrant and had met Steven, a citizen of the United States. Both had met while at a public event one night. They both […]