Saturday, October 21, 2017
The Upstander

New York’s Young Undocumented Face Uncertainty Over DACA

Legal advocacy groups based in New York are preparing to fight Donald Trump if he follows through on a pre-election promise to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but young people enrolled on the program are preparing [...]

December 1, 2016 Grassroots, Immigration, News

Muslim Registry Might Not Be Legal After All, says NYU Immigration Expert

Trump’s plan to reinstate a defunct national registry for Muslim immigrants may be illegal thanks to the anti-Islamic rhetoric of his campaign. When the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, (NSEERS) was first introduced in 2002 as part of the war [...]

December 1, 2016 Human Rights, Immigration, News
Border Patrol Dodge Ram

New York Human Rights Org. Compares U.S. Immigration Enforcement System to “Social Cleansing”

Families for Freedom, a New York-based human rights organization, has promised to fight on behalf of immigrants living in the city if President Elect Donald Trump keeps his campaign promise to deport millions of illegal immigrants. “We want to fight and [...]

December 1, 2016 Immigration, News

New York Legal Aid Workers Vow to Fight For Immigrant Rights Under Trump

Legal advocacy groups in New York have stepped up to say they will support the city’s immigrants in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprise election victory on November 8. “In this time, when the word immigrant gets thrown left and [...]

December 1, 2016 Immigration, News

Discr-immigrant-nation: Fear Brewing in New York’s Immigrant Communities

NYU School of Law’s Immigrant Rights Teach-In on November 28 is attended by lawyers mostly, working for nonprofits offering legal aid to immigrants. But dotted about the crowd, waiting patiently to ask their questions, are grim-faced New York immigrants and [...]

November 30, 2016 Opinion, Uncategorized
Hands in a circle

‘Good Guys’ Organizer Hits New York

San Francisco-based community organizer, Sarah Turbow, transformed a Jewish community center on the Upper West Side, Manhattan, into an interactive classroom for hundreds of New Yorkers eager to learn how to become effective activists under a Trump presidency. The event, [...]

November 29, 2016 Grassroots, News

What To Do If You Are Victim to a Hate Crime (or Witness One)

Victims and witnesses to hate crimes should report the attack to police and civil rights organizations, said Christina Elhaddad, an immigrant justice court fellow at the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY). Elhaddad was speaking at NYU Law School’s [...]

November 29, 2016 Human Rights, News
Democratic Party Exit Sign

Will Anti-Trumpists Reject The Democratic Party?

Grief is provoked by all manner of stimuli, but the way it is expressed is curiously uniform. Many are familiar with the Kubler-Ross model, or the five stages of grief, which postulates that terminally ill patients will experience denial, anger, [...]

November 28, 2016 Opinion

LGBT Suicide Helpline Calls Skyrocket in Wake of Trump Victory

A suicide helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people says calls have tripled since Donald Trump won the election on November 8. “Everyone is more emotional when they call, regardless of age or demographic group,” says [...]

November 26, 2016 LGBTQ, News
Fists raised in the air

Trump Resistance Town Hall Gathers Momentum

Activists from across New York City gathered at the LGBT Center in Manhattan Tuesday for the first of what is promised to be a regular series of ‘Trump Resistance Town Halls’. Over a hundred New Yorkers gathered for the free [...]

November 22, 2016 Grassroots, News