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As New Yorkers continue to make sense of the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, and what we can learn from the last decade, it is important to consider the range of experiences of different communities. In this light, El Diario/La Prensa has launched an exciting multi-media project called-...

Read More | written by juanr | created 5 years 24 weeks ago

I am a huge fan of the project, Cuéntame (which means "tell me your story"), a facebook page and website that is all about sharing stories. Among the project’s focus is immigration and immigrant rights; Cuéntame has produced short and savvy popular education videos about issues ranging from...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 28 weeks ago
by guest blogger Diane Steinman, Director, New York State Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform

pictured: Minister Patricia Malcolm, Rev. Bruce Southworth,...

Read More | written by nyic | created 5 years 30 weeks ago
Last week, more than 200 law enforcement officials, civil rights organizations, and faith leaders joined together in calling for an immediate halt to DHS’s “Secure” Communities program. The controversial program runs the fingerprints of anyone arrested through a DHS database to determine...
Read More | written by jesposito | created 5 years 30 weeks ago

Today, President Obama will be giving a luncheon speech at National Conference of La Raza’s (NCLR) annual conference in Washington, DC. The President's speech today, which will livestream at 12:30pm EDT, holds special...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 31 weeks ago

Last Thursday, the California legislature passed the first part of the California Dream Act, AB130, which would allow undocumented immigrant youth who qualify for in-state tuition to also be eligible for non-state funded scholarships such as institutional financial aid or private scholarships. The bill now...

Read More | written by nyic | created 5 years 32 weeks ago

One of our heroes, Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who outed himself in a recent New York Times Magazine article as undocumented, made an appearance on the Colbert Report last night.

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Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 32 weeks ago

The New York State Senate recently failed to pass a health insurance exchange bill (“Dropping the Ball on Health Exchanges,” NY Times, July 11, 2011) that creates an exchange where small businesses and individuals in New York purchase quality, affordable, private insurance. Unlike the current marketplace, the exchange is consumer- friendly. Insurance companies are required to publicize information about their...

Read More | written by nyic | created 5 years 32 weeks ago

No disrespect intended, but what universe does Congressman Lamar Smith inhabit? In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, Cong. Smith asserts, “Over the last year, the Obama administration has ignored the will of Congress and the American people by using executive branch authority to allow illegal immigrants to remain living and working in the United States.”

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Read More | written by karenk | created 5 years 32 weeks ago

Last Thursday, in the heat of a New York City summer’s day, staff and volunteers from the New York Immigration Coalition, its member organizations, and other partners, armed with clipboards and pens, stopped to talk to passers-by and get signatures for the Coalition’s ‘With the Stroke of a Pen’ campaign. From Staten Island to Queens, from Brooklyn to Union Square, on the street and in...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 33 weeks ago

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