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Students learn debating skills at bilingual school

Students learn debating skills at bilingual school

Education, Immigration May 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

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.

Mexican activist returns after two-year ban

Mexican activist returns after two-year ban

Government, Immigration April 8, 2016 at 10:36 pm 0 comments

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.

Immigrants share stories of resilience at Bronx Documentary Center

Immigrants share stories of resilience at Bronx Documentary Center

Culture, Immigration, Spotlight November 25, 2015 at 8:59 pm 0 comments

About 40 people gathered at the Bronx Documentary Center on Nov. 21st to hear immigrants from Mexico to Mali share their experiences. If there was one common thread woven through each story, it was the desire to have a better life built on personal achievement.

Muslim population outgrows local mosque

Muslim population outgrows local mosque

Immigration, Religion November 7, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Much of the congregation at Masjid Ebun Abass hails from West Africa, reflecting an immigration trend taking place across the area. The percentage of West Africans in the South Bronx more than doubled between 2009 and 2013.

City encourages immigrants to get their IDNYC cards

City encourages immigrants to get their IDNYC cards

Health, Immigration August 30, 2015 at 8:40 am 0 comments

The public can receive IDNYC cards at Lincoln Medical Center and the Dept. of Finance site in Melrose.

Street vendors push for legitimacy

Street vendors push for legitimacy

Immigration, Jobs April 27, 2015 at 5:20 pm 1 comment

A City Council member is sponsoring a new bill that would lift the caps on permits for street vendors, who advocates say serve a vital and underrated function in New York City’s economy.

Immigration debate hits home at local restaurant

Immigration debate hits home at local restaurant

Immigration, Politics March 16, 2015 at 9:00 am 1 comment

The owners of a popular Mott Haven restaurant are hopeful the President’s plan to help undocumented immigrants will be enacted.

From the editor: Unjust punishment for an immigrant

From the editor: Unjust punishment for an immigrant

Immigration, Politics January 19, 2015 at 11:24 am 1 comment

An advocate for immigrants has been barred from the United States. You can help right this wrong.