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In a major free-speech victory for immigrants, a Federal judge ruled Thursday that a Long Island town’s anti-immigrant law is unconstitutional.

The decision grew out of the passage of a law in 2009 that targeted day laborers. Oyster Bay politicians championed the...

Read More | written by pyoung | created 16 hours 6 min ago

Through NYIC’s engagement in the AmeriCorps VISTAs program, we have a new roster of VISTAs that have been placed at the NYIC and six other member organizations!

The NYIC member organizations who have received a Americorps Vista through NYIC recruitment are: 

Read More | written by thanuy | created 1 day 14 hours ago

Anyone watching the news knows that the old racist term “Anchor Babies” is being thrown around a lot these day. The phrase has no legal meaning, but it is used to question the citizenship of Latinos born in the United States.

I live on Long Island and have seen Latinos speak...

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Read More | written by growland | created 1 week 1 day ago

"It was difficult being undocumented and gay. I was having trouble being accepted. The toughest struggle was the one I was having with myself. I was in constant conflict with myself; I was fighting against my own identity".

My name is...

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A week ago, U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee found that the detention of thousands of Central American refugee children and their mothers violated the terms of a court enforce agreement governing the conditions of detained minors. While Judge Gee’s decision touched on a number of violations by the Department of Homeland Security, I want to focus...

Read More | written by pyoung | created 5 weeks 18 hours ago

Last month we announced that the 2015 National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) will be held in Brooklyn, New York from December 13th to the 15th.

Today, we announce that registration for...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 weeks 1 day ago

“When I graduated from high school, I did not have any form of identification with me, not even my birth certificate, which was left behind in Colombia”.

My name is Isabel Sousa and I am a research Assistant at...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 weeks 2 days ago

“While I was a student at CUNY, I worked as a bartender, cleaning lady, nanny, whatever I had to do to pay my college tuition. The year I graduated, President Obama announced DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) which allows young people like me who came to the country when we were very...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 weeks 2 days ago

 "Language has been the biggest barrier for me every since I came here. I could not understand or interact with people. Taking my kids to the hospital when they were sick or monitoring their progress at school used to be a hefty task."

My name is Zaida Verdugo and I am...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 6 weeks 1 day ago


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