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Immigrant Groups Launch 24 Hours Of Action Against Refugee Ban

A coalition of immigrant, religious, labor, and humanitarian organizations declared New York “A City of Refuge” as they kicked off 24-hours of action in defense of refugees today in Downtown Manhattan. Activist groups coordinated by African Communities Together (ACT) gathered for a [...]

March 28, 2017 Immigration, News

The Filipino Activist Taking The Fight To Trump In Queens

What would you do if you were a 38-year-old single parent who was financially responsible for your sister and your parents—but you were in a dead-end job with no opportunities on the horizon?  Seriously – what would you do? If [...]

March 20, 2017 Immigration, Upstanders
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Midwest Report: The Origins and Outcomes of the Olathe Shootings

Olathe is one of those Midwestern in-between places that you might drive through without thinking of were it not your destination. The town, formerly farm land about 30 minutes from downtown Kansas City, is now a blend of hemmed-in fields, [...]

March 17, 2017 Grassroots, Immigration, News
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City Speaker Defends New York City Sanctuary Status

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito argued that immigrants have had a net positive effect on New York at a talk on sanctuary cities at the Tenement Museum in the Lower East Side this week. “Here we are in [...]

March 3, 2017 Immigration, News

Anti-ICE Activists Cannot Fall Prey To Fake News

Every action of the Trump administration is refracted through my Facebook feed in a torrent of righteous outrage. I became aware of the notorious travel ban via a host of articles posted onto my timeline, each accompanied by a horrified preface [...]

February 17, 2017 Opinion
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Undocumented Immigrants in New York Are “Not Alone” Protesters say

New Yorkers gathered in rallies over the weekend to protest Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants. Approximately 40 foreign nationals in the greater New York area were detained in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids over the weekend, leaving New [...]

February 13, 2017 Immigration, News
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Transgender Forum Holds Strategy Session to Discuss Trump Policies

The Transgender Forum met at the YWCA in Brooklyn last week to discuss issues affecting the transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) community. The Trump administration is expected to make big changes that will impact the lives of transgender and GNC [...]

February 10, 2017 LGBTQ, News

Scammers Prey on Deportation Fears of New York Immigrants 

Immigrant communities in New York are being targeted by deportation and resettlement scams following Donald Trump’s election victory on November 8.  “We need to spread the information about the kind of fraud that is happening in the country right now, [...]

December 2, 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