Undocumented Immigrants and Mental Health

Undocumented Immigrants and Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In this article, we highlight aspects of the mental health of immigrants based on a Stress & Trauma Toolkit for Treating Undocumented Immigrants in a Changing Political and Social Environment from the American Psychiatric Association. Mental health risk factors Immigrants experience trauma and stressors before, during, and after immigration. […]

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

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. Congress has been unable to reach an agreement on comprehensive immigration reform for years, effectively moving some major policy decisions into the executive and […]

Mayor Adams Kicks Off Campaign to Highlight IDNYC Expansion of Benefits

Expanded Access Includes New Cultural Institutions and Recreational Centers

Mayor Adams Kicks Off Campaign to Highlight IDNYC Expansion of Benefits

New York, NY – April 26, 2022: Mayor Eric Adams deliver State of the City address and reflection on the first 100 days of his administration at Kings Theatre (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today kicked off a campaign to highlight new benefits, including access to cultural institutions and other recreational […]

Immigrants Punch Above Their Weight as Taxpayers

Immigrants Punch Above Their Weight as Taxpayers

By Nan Wu, Immigration Impact As Tax Day approaches, it’s a good time to bring the significant tax contributions of immigrants—including undocumented immigrants—into the spotlight. These contributions are indispensable to the health and success of America’s public services and programs. Immigrant households paid $492.4 billion in total taxes in 2019 alone, based on analysis of […]

Hundreds Halt Bridges to Renew Excluded Workers Fund, but an Uphill Battle Lies Ahead

A $2.1 billion program aimed at helping undocumented workers excluded from unemployment benefits was exhausted in two months. It’s still unclear whether Albany lawmakers will push to extend it.

Hundreds Halt Bridges to Renew Excluded Workers Fund, but an Uphill Battle Lies Ahead

New York, NY – March 8, 2022: Excluded workers protesters march over Brooklyn Bridge and stage rally in front of Municipal Building in Manhattan. (Shutterstock) By Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY Nearly a year after New York approved a historic fund for undocumented immigrants and other non-traditional workers shut out of unemployment benefits and pandemic-spurred government […]

Murphy to Announce Health Care for Undocumented Children in Budget Address

Murphy to Announce Health Care for Undocumented Children in Budget Address

Paramus, NJ – January 20, 2022: Governor Phil Murphy speaks during First Lady Dr. Jill Biden visit of Bergen Community College with Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. (Shutterstock) By Sophie Nieto-Munoz, New Jersey Monitor Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to announce an $11 million plan to provide health care for thousands of undocumented children in […]

The Dignity Act Could Signal Increasing Support for Immigration Reform on Capitol Hill

The Dignity Act Could Signal Increasing Support for Immigration Reform on Capitol Hill

By Jeremy Robbins, Immigration Impact Miami Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, a freshman Republican from Florida’s 27th congressional district, introduced an immigration reform bill that she calls the “Dignity Act.” Rep. Salazar claims the bill will both halt undocumented immigration to the United States and provide a “dignified solution” to the legal status of the more […]

The Fight Against Racism Unites Minorities

The Fight Against Racism Unites Minorities

By America’s Voice As we commemorate Black History Month and recognize the achievements, contributions, and challenges this community faces—the community that faithfully lead the struggle for civil rights in this nation—we inevitably reflect upon what we, as other minority groups, have in common at a time when non-Anglo Saxon sectors of society are in a […]

Hochul’s $27M Ida-Relief Fund for Immigrants Has Doled Out Less Than $1M

Hochul’s $27M Ida-Relief Fund for Immigrants Has Doled Out Less Than $1M

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 Samantha Maldonado and Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY Nearly five months after Hurricane Ida, just under a million dollars have been paid to New Yorkers from the city […]

Farmworkers Need Fair OT pay

Farmworkers Need Fair OT pay

By Rodolfo Mendez, Martir Zambrano and Jorge Ramirez Almost all of New York’s workers begin to get overtime pay after working 40 hours a week. Yet under state law, farmworkers only get it after working 60 hours a week. Our work is tiring, and we suffer from injuries from repetitive work and the general nature […]