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Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

Obama's Speech Leaves Immigrants Cheering and Yearning

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Obama defended the legality of his actions and challenged the GOP to focus their actions on approving long-stalled legislation to take its place.

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City Gears Up For Obama Action On Immigration

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WNYC
The de Blasio administration is planning a citywide campaign to help city residents take advantage of the new programs President Obama will announce Thursday.

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City Rolls Out Rent Subsidies for Homeless

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WNYC
After three years in the city's shelter system, Nicole Smith and her four kids finally received their rent subsidy. Now she's finding that many landlords won't take the voucher. 

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Few Shelters in Queens, So Homeless Families Head to the Bronx

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A new report shows how New York City's homeless crisis is being shouldered across the five boroughs.

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Cuomo Now Open to Travel Ban on Ebola-Ravaged Countries

Sunday, October 19, 2014

It's a departure from his previous stance on the issue.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Reach Out To Hispanic Voters

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Democrat Andrew Cuomo and Republican Rob Astorino are hoping for significant turnout from Latino voters.

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City Chips Away at Homeless Housing Costs

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The de Blasio administration took office promising to fix the city's patchwork system of homeless shelters. But its initial attempts have fallen short.

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NYC Might Stop Enforcing Immigration Detention Requests

Thursday, October 02, 2014

WNYC
The city may become one of the largest municipalities to stop honoring federal requests to detain immigrants.

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A Lawyer Corps for City Immigrants

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WNYC
In New York City, competent immigration attorneys are in short supply. Now a new program, the first of its kind, could change immigrants' experience of American justice.

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Lawsuit Challenges the State's Public Defender System

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Poor New Yorkers facing criminal charges across the state are appearing in court without attorneys in violation of their constitutional rights.

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NYC Sets Up a Help Desk for Unaccompanied Children

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New York City has set up a help desk in federal immigration court to put unaccompanied children in touch with educational and health services.

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Crossing the Border Is Just the First Challenge

Thursday, August 21, 2014

WNYC
Thousands of unaccompanied kids from Central America face new hurdles as they settle in New York, ranging from learning English to dealing with the trauma of the past.

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Deal Reached on Rental Subsidies for Homeless Families

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WNYC

An agreement between New York City and the state to provide rent money for homeless families with children could get thousands of people out of shelters in the coming year.

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Mayors Pledge To Fight Income Inequality

Monday, August 11, 2014

Among the mayors' goals: secure better wages in their cities, improve early childhood education and expand Internet access for low-income residents.

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No Need to Tip Sponge Bob: Police

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Police have been handing out fliers letting people know they don't have to hand over a buck — or $5, or $10 — for getting a photo with a Times Square character.

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Two Years of Working on the Books and Avoiding Deportation

Sunday, August 10, 2014

In New York and New Jersey, 44,000 immigrants have applied for a reprieve from deportation and work permits under President Obama's DACA program.

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A Fatal Chokehold Reveals a Precinct's Troubles

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Figures show Staten Island's North Shore has disproportionate levels of summonses and stop-and-frisks.

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On Broadway, Drivers Will Have to Slow Down

Sunday, August 03, 2014

From Columbus Circle to West 220th Street, the speed limit will be 25 mph instead of 30.

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'Surge Docket' Would Increase Deportations, Advocates Say

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WNYC

Immigration advocates are wary of a new Justice Department plan to speed up the processing of thousands of unaccompanied children arriving in the U.S. from Central America.

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Elmhurst Residents Say No to Another Homeless Shelter

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

With another shelter a block away and institutions for people with mental illness and adult care facilities nearby, people in this densely populated neighborhood say they feel overburdened.

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