Governor Hochul Announces Launch of New York State’s Institute for Immigration Integration Research & Policy to Help Immigrants Transition to Community Life, Further Education, and The Workforce

Advisory Board of Community Leaders Confirmed to Set in Motion Groundbreaking Policy Development and Select an Executive Director and Assistant Director in the Coming Months.

Governor Hochul Announces Launch of New York State’s Institute for Immigration Integration Research & Policy to Help Immigrants Transition to Community Life, Further Education, and The Workforce

New York, NY – September 12, 2022: Governor Kathy Hochul speaks during annual Jerusalem Post conference at Gotham Hall. (Shutterstock) By governor.ny.gov Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of New York State’s Institute for Immigration Integration Research & Policy to help immigrants transition to community life, further education, and the workforce. The Institute, which received […]

‘Second Chances’: Racist Law Preventing Citizenship for Black Immigrants Leaves Man Fighting His Case From Afar

‘Second Chances’: Racist Law Preventing Citizenship for Black Immigrants Leaves Man Fighting His Case From Afar

By Liz Vinson, SPL Center After being deported, Kelvin Silva said he sometimes finds himself lying on the floor of his apartment, crying. He’s lonely – and alone. He’s scared, knowing that he’s fighting an uphill battle to gain U.S. citizenship and return home to North Carolina. Silva – who identifies as Black and Latino […]

Asylum-Seekers Who Came Months Ago Still Say they Lack Housing, Legal Help Due to Immigration Status

While migrants often say their long journey to the United States has been worthwhile, adapting to the city is still an uphill battle.

Asylum-Seekers Who Came Months Ago Still Say they Lack Housing, Legal Help Due to Immigration Status

New York City, NY USA August 26, 2022. Assembly member Catalina Cruz at City Hall press conference for migrant asylum seekers arriving in NYC. (Shutterstock) By Gabriel Poblete, THE CITY Olga Rodriguez and her two boys were among the hundreds who went Monday to Riverbank Park in West Harlem to get free food, health coverage, […]

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: Man Draped in American Flag 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 […]

The Racist Origins of the Lawsuit Against Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Priorities

The Racist Origins of the Lawsuit Against Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Priorities

Dallas, Texas / United States – 05 30 2018: Texas Governor Greg Abbott holding a press conference to unveil his school safety plan following a school shooting at Santa Fe High School. (Shutterstock) Written by Joseph Meyers, Staff Attorney at the National Immigration Project A group of immigrant advocacy organizations filed an amicus brief in United States […]

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 […]

Manhattan District Attorney Hon Alvin Bragg Discusses Immigration Fraud and Justice for All

Manhattan District Attorney Hon Alvin Bragg Discusses Immigration Fraud and Justice for All

By Linda Nwoke, Journal Exclusive As the borough’s first black prosecutor, Manhattan District Attorney Hon. Alvin Bragg is an experienced attorney with over twenty years of experience and is famous for the high-profile cases he supervised. As the state’s Chief Deputy Attorney General, he managed cases involving Harvey Weinstein, former President Trump’s administration, over census-related […]

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic & Latino Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans past and present. While it’s a month-long celebration, it notably crosses over two calendar months – running September 15 to October 15 – coinciding with the Independence Day celebrations of Belize, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, […]

Council Member Gale Brewer Calls on USCIS for Faster Application for Employment Authorization Processing Times

Council Member Gale Brewer Calls on USCIS for Faster Application for Employment Authorization Processing Times

As of September 8, 2022, New York City has received over 9,800 individuals seeking asylum. Today, Council Member Gale A. Brewer introduced Resolution 0307-2022 calling on United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to process I-765 Employment Authorization Documents within 30 days and quickly clear the backlog of applications. With Speaker Adrienne E. Adams and Committee […]

Biden Administration’s New Public Charge Rule Should End Fear of Trump Wealth Test

Biden Administration’s New Public Charge Rule Should End Fear of Trump Wealth Test

Washington, D.C. United States 20 January 2022. Joe Biden United States President Doing Signature. (Shutterstock) By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact Three years ago, the Trump administration sent fear throughout immigrant communities across the nation with its Public Charge rule, which functioned as a wealth test for green card applicants. This fear had been amplified by […]

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