Immigration

A Liberian Community Looks Forward In Historic Election

A Liberian Community Looks Forward In Historic Election

A community lot on Staten Island’s Park Hill Avenue transformed into a place of prayer for Liberians living in New York on Saturday. Those in attendance fasted and prayed in a vigil for a fair and peaceful election ahead of Tuesday, October 10th, when Liberians will vote in a new president. “This prayer is very […]

Woodside Filipino Community Responds to DACA, Looks to Future

Woodside Filipino Community Responds to DACA, Looks to Future

The Filipino community in Queens must get busy helping would-be recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to register, and they must spread the word about immigrant rights—going door to door if they have to. This was among the advice Filipino action groups gave during a town hall meeting last Sunday afternoon […]

Developers, Communities Clash Over Target Expansion

Developers, Communities Clash Over Target Expansion

It’s Saturday morning and Jorge Cabanillas, 26, is speaking to a circle of community organizers in a park square off 82nd Street and Baxter Avenue that intersects the Jackson Heights-Corona-Elmhurst neighborhoods. Amid the sounds of the nearby 7 train, ambulance cars en route to Elmhurst Hospital, and warm salutations in Spanish by passersby, Cabanillas is […]

Life in Sanctuary Takes Its Toll

Life in Sanctuary Takes Its Toll

The Rev. Luis Barrios stepped out of Holyrood Episcopal Church in Washington Heights on Tuesday morning, Sept. 12, and scoured the street, looking for any sign of immigration officials. Deciding the coast was clear, he summoned Amanda Morales Guerra, who sought sanctuary in the church, to come outside. Morales’s teeth hurt, she said. A dentist […]

Protesters Rally in Support of Immigrants During UN General Assembly

Protesters Rally in Support of Immigrants During UN General Assembly

Roughly 100 protesters representing various immigrant organizations rallied in midtown Manhattan on Monday as the United Nations General Assembly convened for its annual meeting. Their goal: to put pressure on the Trump administration to extend a program that grants temporary relief from deportation to immigrants from 10 war-torn or crisis-torn countries. Close to 450,000 immigrants […]