Archive for "Immigration"

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.

Schools struggle with language barriers

Schools struggle with language barriers

The “No Child Left Behind” Act, established by the Bush administration in 2002, stated that all students should have equal access to a high quality education. But in the Bronx, where the number of residents who speak English “not well” or “not at all” has risen by about 15 percent to over 312,000 since 1990, language is a significant barrier to achieving that goal.

Nos Quedamos says it’s set to rise again

Nos Quedamos says it’s set to rise again

New director takes reins of pioneering housing organization Nos Quedamos, the advocacy organization that has served South Bronx residents for nearly two decades on issues ranging from housing to immigration, is on the verge of a comeback, after nearly a year in limbo. The agency has maintained a low profile since allegations emerged last winter […]