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 […]

As Adams Attacks GOP Govs, Many New Migrants from Border to NYC Come on Their Own

“Since I was a kid, I always dreamt of New York,” said one refugee who flew to the city, sponsored by a San Antonio nonprofit — even as mayor claims no knowledge of refugees arriving by air.

As Adams Attacks GOP Govs, Many New Migrants from Border to NYC Come on Their Own

New York, NY – September 12, 2022: Mayor Eric Adams speaks during annual Jerusalem Post conference at Gotham Hall. (Shutterstock) By Gabriel Poblete and Katie Honan, THE CITY At daybreak Thursday, Mayor Eric Adams made an appearance at his new welcome center for asylum-seekers a few blocks Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, emphasizing his commitment […]

Chancellor Banks Announces Partnership with the Dominican Republic to Hire Bilingual Educators

The hiring of 25 educators from the Dominican Republic establishes a new pipeline of diverse, bilingual educators prepared to serve students across the city.

Chancellor Banks Announces Partnership with the Dominican Republic to Hire Bilingual Educators

New York, NY – June 27, 2022: Chancellor David Banks speaks during joined introduction of new public school superintendents with mayor Eric Adams at Tweed Courthouse. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Schools Chancellor David C. Banks today announced a new effort, facilitated in partnership with the Consulate General of the Dominican Republic in […]

Fill-In Workers Who Kept Subways Clean in Pandemic Hoping to Get Picked Up

A mostly Latin immigrant workforce stepped up when COVID-19 threw the MTA for a loop and required more cleaning with less staff. As their time runs out, many are looking for more permanent, union work with the transit agency.

Fill-In Workers Who Kept Subways Clean in Pandemic Hoping to Get Picked Up

New York City, USA – October 29, 2017: Employee worker inspecting leak in underground transit empty large platform in NYC Subway Station, wet floor sign slippery yellow cone. (Shutterstock) By Jose Martinez, THE CITY Since the height of the pandemic, jobs cleaning the subway offered some New Yorkers a way to collect a paycheck as […]

Conservatives’ Federal Case Challenges Immigrant Voting — Using Ex-Council Members’ Own Words

Adams administration officials, including culture commissioner Laurie Cumbo, feature prominently in case that alleges illegal racially discriminatory intent that harms Black voters.

Conservatives’ Federal Case Challenges Immigrant Voting — Using Ex-Council Members’ Own Words

New York, NY – January 21, 2019: NYC Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo speaks during 33rd Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. (Shutterstock) By Yoav Gonen, THE CITY An Indiana-based conservative legal group has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to derail a local law that would […]

Anti-Immigrant Republican Extremism Positions Itself and Intensifies

Anti-Immigrant Republican Extremism Positions Itself and Intensifies

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) By Americas Voice Whether through state laws, city ordinances, executive orders, or federal measures, if anti-immigrant Republicans have anything in common it’s […]

Judge Orders Redo for NYC Schools Budget After Cuts Challenged

The ruling means that until the City Council revisits the budget, New York City must fund the school system at the same levels it did last fiscal year.

Judge Orders Redo for NYC Schools Budget After Cuts Challenged

NEW YORK CITY, USA – CIRCA OCTOBER, 2018: A fleet of Yellow School Buses parked at the side of a road in Manhattan, New York City. (Shutterstock) By Reema Amin, Chalkbeat and Amy Zimmer, Chalkbeat, THE CITY A Manhattan judge ruled Friday to throw out the New York City education department’s budget and allow the […]

The Importance of Strengthening New York’s Animal Cruelty Laws

Polls reveal that almost 70% of U.S. households have a companion animal, and that most households with pets consider them to be family members.

The Importance of Strengthening New York’s Animal Cruelty Laws

By Melinda Katz The time is ripe to better defend our society’s most voiceless members by enforcing and strengthening New York State’s animal cruelty laws. In my time as district attorney for Queens County of New York, I have encountered countless cases involving cruel acts against innocent and defenseless animals. Unfortunately, New York’s criminal statutes […]

A Kid Accused of a Crime is Still a Kid Mayor Adams Needs to Stop Dehumanizing Young New Yorkers.

A Kid Accused of a Crime is Still a Kid Mayor Adams Needs to Stop Dehumanizing Young New Yorkers.

New York, NY – July 28, 2022: Eric Adams speaks during VP Kamala Harris announcement of the formation of the Economic Opportunity Coalition to invest in underserved communities at Restoration Plaza. (Shutterstock) By Errol Louis, NY Mag When NYPD cops talk about the people they arrest, one often hears ugly slang like perps, mutts, psychos, […]

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