Archive for "Immigration"

Activist journeys from Mexico to Bronx

Activist journeys from Mexico to Bronx

Angelo Cabrera’s hard-fought journey from poverty to heading the Mexican American Student Association (MASA) is a story he hopes will teach and inspire others.

Hundreds mark Mexican Independence Day

Hundreds mark Mexican Independence Day

A celebration of Mexican Independence Day attracted 500 people, and marked the first public display of ethnic pride for the neighborhood’s growing Mexican population.

Elected officials back strikers vs. car wash

Elected officials back strikers vs. car wash

Two state senators and an Assemblyman announced their support for laid off workers at a Mott Haven car wash on Nov. 16, as the employees continued to strike to get their jobs back.

Church celebrates 125th anniversary

Church celebrates 125th anniversary

Melrose landmark has welcomed immigrants for over a century Chants of “Hallelujah, Hallelujah,” echoed through the ornate gothic chapel at the heart of Immaculate Conception Church on East 150th St. in Melrose. Unofficially ordained “The Cathedral of the Bronx” by congregation members, the Roman Catholic church celebrated 125 years of community service on Nov. 11. […]

For young and undocumented, a reprieve

For young and undocumented, a reprieve

Although some people in the US without legal status will benefit from a recent change in immigration policy, reform advocates argue it’s not nearly enough.