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 […]
It’s Thursday evening at 6 p.m. and the last of the students disperse from the halls of P.S. 154 to head home. But downstairs, a new class is just beginning on the ground floor of the Bronx elementary school. Two women wearing black and white hijabs pull out their notebooks and pencils and begin to […]
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 […]
Hundreds march down Madison Avenue for the 32nd Annual Muslim Day Parade.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A $20 million investment to improve crumbling medians on Kings Highway. A blitz to paint over graffiti along Sheepshead Bay Road, Coney Island Avenue, and Avenue Z. A plan to find new locations for noisy party boats. These were just some of the promises Mayor Bill de Blasio made to Sheepshead Bay residents during a […]
Advocates confirm the fear of deportation in the Trump era is keeping some victims silent
With these new sweeps, the number exceeds 70 in less than two months
One woman’s deportation story
Trump may fear them, but Syrians—both Christians and Muslims—have been calling the U.S. ‘home’ for more than a century
Maria de los Angeles, 28, is a DACA recipient. Originally from Mexico, she now lives in Brooklyn where she’s finding meaning in her art. Through drawings and dressings, Maria is expressing with colors and materials her struggles as an undocumented immigrant.