Immigration

The demand for food resources continues to grow for many New Yorkers, but closures of community run pantries have resulted in difficulty accessing food banks.
The Biden administration has yet to release any plans, leaving the city’s agencies and nonprofits in the dark.
A $2.1 billion program aimed at helping undocumented workers excluded from unemployment benefits was exhausted in two months. It’s still unclear whether Albany lawmakers will push to extend it.
The aid program for undocumented immigrants and other people left out of federal programs had stopped taking applications in January despite tens of millions of dollars still being available.
Remittances from workers to their families in Mexico are shattering records as family members send money and even donated food cans to keep their relatives afloat.
Starting Monday, restaurants must let delivery people use restrooms on request. Another reform gives workers the right to see how their tips are allocated.
People in two tiny West Africa towns are stunned by the deaths of sisters, nephews and mothers in a tight-knit immigrant community.
In the absence of comprehensive governmental safety nets, New York women banded together, adapted their skill sets, organized aid and fought for policy changes. What’s next for them?
Driven by images of immigration agents on horseback chasing asylum seekers, Brooklyn Councilmember Farah Louis and Council hopeful Rita Joseph gave comfort — and supplies — to migrants. Louis called the trip a “mission that God gave me.”
Hochul comes to Queens Monday to announce $27 million in cash assistance for flooding victims excluded from FEMA help — including many still rebuilding their homes just blocks from where the governor will speak.
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The fall of Kabul has Afghans in New York mobilizing to help their families back home — along with any compatriots who may soon find themselves in the city. Some of the first refugees arrived at Kennedy Airport this week.
The governor-to-be says she’s “evolved” since fighting driver’s licenses for undocumented New Yorkers. Advocates for immigrants say they’ll be watching how she wields her power to judge how much she’s changed.
A national alliance of Temporary Protected Status holders sees New York and its politicians as a pressure-point in the fight for citizenship for immigrants temporarily allowed to live and work here due to turmoil in their home countries.
The White House is expected Tuesday to boost Temporary Protected Status for Haitians in the U.S. amid upheaval sparked by the assassination of the country’s president. One Brooklyn man called the Biden move “a gift from God.”
Colombians and other South Americans with ties to New York and the ability to scrape up enough money to travel are coming here amid vaccine shortages in their home countries. One man even got to finally meet his father.
Nonprofit groups say a 2017 law requiring translations of key documents into 10 languages isn’t being followed by all city agencies, including the city health department.
While much of New York City springs into hopeful reopening buoyed by widespread vaccination, survivors at the pandemic’s epicenter contend with ongoing economic and emotional traumas. Just ask the vendors in Corona Plaza.
Census stats show a steady drop in the city’s immigrant presence, dating back before the Trump years. The trend could jeopardize the city’s magnetism for newcomers — and its power to propel itself out of crisis.
THE CITY talked to some experts and got the answer to this common reader question. We found tenants have rights, regardless of immigration status.
Roughly 25,000 immigrant New Yorkers with temporary protected status could secure a pathway to citizenship under a new immigration plan proposed by the new administration. One local lawmaker urges quick action.