At a recent workshop in Mott Haven, 30+ attendees, all undocumented immigrants, were handed the same cards with “Know Your Rights” information and were informed about current immigration policies, executive orders, and safety precautions to take, in the event of an ICE-related emergency.
Elected officials say they will protect New Yorkers’ interests if Donald Trump tries to cut off funding to the Big Apple because of its status as a sanctuary city, as the president has threatened to do.
Since the presidential election in November, social and health workers across New York City have been bracing themselves for the uncertain consequences of a shift in power in Washington.
As the prospect of a historic upset in Tuesday’s presidential election became increasingly apparent, optimism turned to despair for many voters in Mott Haven and Melrose who went to the polls anticipating victory for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
At the American Dream school on E. 141st Street, inaugural members of the school’s debate team dedicate their lunch breaks and afternoons to studying current events, vocabulary and rhetoric in English, even though for most, their English language skills are still a work-in-progress.
Angelo Cabrera co-founded the Mexican American Students Association in 2001 as a response to proposed New York state legislation that would have made undocumented students pay out-of-state tuition. Now he’s back, following a two-year ban from the country.