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 […]

The Biden Administration Let Over 200,000 Green Cards Go to Waste This Year

The Biden Administration Let Over 200,000 Green Cards Go to Waste This Year

President Joe Biden arrives for the United States-European Union Summit at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium on June 15, 2021. (Shutterstock) By Walter Ewing The Biden administration failed to issue more than 200,000 permanent resident visas (or “green cards”) that were allotted in fiscal year 2021 for immigrants sponsored by U.S. employers or family […]

Immigrants and Domestic Violence

Immigrants and Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and immigrants are particularly vulnerable because many may not speak English, are often separated from family and friends, and may not understand the laws of the United States. For these reasons, immigrants are often afraid to report acts of domestic violence to the police or to seek other forms […]

What You Need to Know About the New Proposed DACA Regulation

What You Need to Know About the New Proposed DACA Regulation

 Few dozens of DACA recipients rally on Foley Square demanding citizenship now for all undocumented immigrants. – New York, NY – August 17, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact The Biden administration followed through on its Day One promise to create a new regulation to “preserve and fortify” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Immigration Medical Examinations

COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Immigration Medical Examinations

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that, effective Oct. 1, 2021, applicants subject to the immigration medical examination must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the civil surgeon can complete an immigration medical examination and sign Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. We are updating our policy guidance in accordance with […]

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