ICE Fails to Provide Basic Oversight of Solitary Confinement and Unlawfully Destroys Records

ICE Fails to Provide Basic Oversight of Solitary Confinement  and Unlawfully Destroys Records

Demonstrators call to “Free Them All” during an Abolish ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) protest for Javier Maradiaga on February 15, 2021 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By Emily Creighton U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been known to improperly subject individuals in its custody to solitary confinement and has destroyed solitary confinement records […]

Bill Protecting Immigrants from Blackmail Becomes Law in NY

Bill Protecting Immigrants from Blackmail Becomes Law in NY

Governor Hochul speaks before signing package of bills to fight opioid crisis with activists and elected officials at her side at John Jay College. – New York, NY – October 7, 2021 (Shutterstock) Elmont, NY: On October 9, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation aimed at protecting vulnerable immigrant New Yorkers from those who would […]

Murky Immigration Reform, at a Crossroads

Murky Immigration Reform, at a Crossroads

By Maribel Hastings and David Torres, America’s Voice The proposal to grant only work permits and protection from deportation to some seven to eight million undocumented immigrants is the most recent alternative that the Democrats are trying to include in the Senate’s budget reconciliation, after the rejection of measures that contain a path to citizenship […]

Amid Rising African Migration through the Americas, Governments Should Develop a Coordinated Approach

Amid Rising African Migration through the Americas, Governments Should Develop a Coordinated Approach

By Migration Policy WASHINGTON — Though dwarfed by the movements of Central and South American and Caribbean migrants through the Americas northwards, a growing number of Africans are transiting the region, hoping to apply for asylum in the United States. They form part of a rising trend of migrants from other regions, including from the […]

The Lingering Effects of 9/11 on Immigrants

The Lingering Effects of 9/11 on Immigrants

By Linda Nwoke The month of September remains a significant month in the history of the United States since that fateful event of 9/11. A day that informed the design and implementation of several immigration policies to forestall possible threats of terrorism with a resultant impact by immigrants. With a laser focus on detecting and […]

In Advance of NYC Council Hearing, Immigrant Advocates Push for Critical Bill Expanding Immigrant Municipal Voting Rights

In Advance of NYC Council Hearing, Immigrant Advocates Push for Critical Bill Expanding Immigrant Municipal Voting Rights

New York, NY – Today, the Our City, Our Vote Coalition (OCOV), led by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and United Neighborhood Houses, were joined by immigrant rights and civic engagement advocates and allies to demand the immediate passage of New York City Council bill Intro 1867, which would expand the right to vote […]

Immigrant New Yorkers Unite to Save Chinatown Institutions and Demand Better Labor Standards

Immigrant New Yorkers Unite to Save Chinatown Institutions and Demand Better Labor Standards

Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) speaks at a rally against hate in Columbus Park in the Chinatown neighborhood of Manhattan on April 3, 2021 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By Rommel H. Ojeda, Documented NY Chinatown was buzzing with activity more than usual on Sunday, as hundreds of protestors chanted “Save Jing Fong,” “How do you […]

Ida Aid Coming for Undocumented Immigrants Via Newly Launched New York Fund

Hochul comes to Queens Monday to announce $27 million in cash assistance for flooding victims excluded from FEMA help — including many still rebuilding their homes just blocks from where the governor will speak.

Ida Aid Coming for Undocumented Immigrants Via Newly Launched New York Fund

New York Governor Kathy Hochul speaks at a press conference in Queens addressing the impact of Hurricane Ida’s remnants September 2, 2021 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY Weeks after record rainfall from Hurricane Ida remnants wrecked basement apartments and claimed 13 lives locally, Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de […]

US Policy Toward Haitian Immigrants is Part of a Long, Troubled History

US Policy Toward Haitian Immigrants is Part of a Long, Troubled History

“National ‘Communities Not Cages’ Day of Action” demonstration to end deportations, close detention centers, and free detainees. – Foley Square, New York, NY, USA – September 23, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Rebekah Wolf, Immigration Impact Shocking images have emerged of Border Patrol officers on horseback charging toward Haitian immigrants in and around the border town of […]

USCIS Again Extends Temporary Final Rule Providing Interpreters at Asylum Interviews

USCIS Again Extends Temporary Final Rule Providing Interpreters at Asylum Interviews

To continue to keep our workforce and applicants safe during the COVID-19 global pandemic while maintaining efficiency and providing access to the asylum process, USCIS is again extending the temporary rule requiring use of a USCIS interpreter at asylum interviews, to March 16, 2022. On Sept. 17, 2021, USCIS published another extension, which includes a modification, […]