That’s not supposed to happen in a sanctuary city. Next week City Council takes up measures to strengthen that status.
Some 300,000 undocumented New Yorkers are now eligible for help under the historic Excluded Workers Fund established in the state budget. But there are still some more hurdles to get the cash. Here’s a breakdown.
We hear from a lot of tenants who are afraid of losing their homes during the pandemic. (We also hear from a lot of small landlords who are worried, too. If you’re a small landlord, here are some resources.) When we teamed up with our friends at Documented — a nonprofit news organization that focuses […]
Advocacy groups across New York City and the state are demanding answers after they say the governor’s office is withholding funding for immigrant services, including a first-of-its-kind program that provided free legal representation in deportation cases. In a letter sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday, officials with 78 nonprofits wrote they have “been advised […]
A Brooklyn man targeted in a February Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid in which he was tased and his girlfriend’s son was shot in the face is free — for now. On Tuesday, a federal judge in Manhattan ordered 33-year-old Gaspar Avendaño-Hernández’s immediate release, citing health concerns related to coronavirus. He was released from New […]
Additional reporting by Christine Chung Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for our daily morning newsletter. Wuilver and his family were trying their best to practice social distancing last Wednesday. The 24-year-old, who worked as a waiter on Staten Island, had been home since the city forced bars and restaurants […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. Erick Díaz-Cruz was supposed to return to his native Mexico last Wednesday. Instead, that was the day he was released from Brooklyn’s Maimonides Hospital, where he underwent extensive facial surgery after an Immigration and […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests of immigrants in and around New York courthouses deter witnesses from aiding law enforcement — and prevent victims from reporting crimes, a lawsuit seeking to stop the arrests charges. […]
As fear around a new federal immigration rule continues to perplex some New York City immigrant families, the city will require the education department to send home fact sheets to teach parents about their rights. A bill passed in the City Council Thursday, which is part of a larger package of legislation, would require the […]
This article was produced in collaboration with Documented, a nonprofit news organization that covers New York’s immigrants and the policies that affect their lives. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter, or sign up for their newsletter. Editor’s note: This story uses initials to protect the confidentiality of individuals facing deportation. At around 4 in the […]