A year after the federal government's Deferred Action program took effect, 22,000 young immigrants illegally in New York have obtained work permits. But that's only about one-fourth of the people who are eligible, according to the Migration Policy Institute, a think-tank based in Washington, D.C.
Teenagers to 70-year-olds, hand in hand, form a circle as they dance to the music of a live brass band. As the circle moves, the dance hall vibrates. Welcome to the Balkan dance and music camp. At 10 p.m., the party is just getting started.
The Russians in Brighton Beach differ on whether Edward Snowden should have sought asylum in Russia.
Only a few months ago some politicians predicted that this summer an immigration reform bill would be on President Obama’s desk ready for signing. But as Congress goes on recess, the House of Representatives hasn’t yet put together a bill. That, however, doesn't mean both Republicans and Democrats aren’t plotting a way forward in this high-stakes game.
The City Council announced Wednesday it will make millions of dollars available to help young immigrants qualify for a federal program that gives them a chance to work legally.
For some same-sex couples who had moved out of the United States to be able to live together, their ability to sponsor a spouse for a green card came too late.
A set of stairs leads to a below-the-ground take-out restaurant in Harlem, where half a dozen customers regularly line up. It can take a while to get food here, but on an average day as many as 120 people are willing to wait, because it is delicious and affordable. Tony, the owner, a bulky former Department of Correction officer, has been building the business for a long time.
On Thursday afternoon, an hour before the vote on the immigration reform bill was scheduled, Marta Gualotuna, 53, made her way from Manhattan to a watch party in Queens.
The Senate passed its compressive immigration bill on Thursday. The bill would offer a path to citizenship to 11 million unauthorized immigrants and provide extensive security along the Mexican border.
The bill was drafted by a bipartisan group of Senators, the so-called Group of Eight. One them, New ...
Gay and lesbian Americans married to foreign citizen are among those celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act - because now they can sponsor their spouses for green cards.
Cecilio Ximeyo was looking for a job on a recent day in Soho. As he filled out an application at a shoe store, he particularly enjoyed answering one question.
On a recent day Dora was at home in Brooklyn taking care her of her 3-year-old boy Jean when she started having problems breathing and feeling chest pain. As it got worse, Dora, 29, called her husband to tell him she was going to the emergency room at the Maimonides Medical Center in Borough Park.
On a recent day in lower Manhattan, 119 children and teenagers got their citizenship certificates. They hailed from over 30 countries, including Albania, Ecuador, Pakistan, and the U.K.
On a recent day Pablo Garcia was preparing arepas in a small kitchen of the apartment in Elmhurst, Queens. He and his husband, Santiago Ortiz, have lived there for over 20 years.
The move-out deadline for households displaced by Sandy and living in hotels has been extended by one month for some families – but only if they are waiting for repairs on their homes or are in the process of applying for public or Section 8 housing.
An immigration bill introduced in the Senate last week doesn't only include a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally. It also proposes changes to visas for high-skilled immigrants, known as H-1B. But neither all employers nor critics of the program are entirely satisfied.
Jodi Ziesemer, an accredited representative at Catholic Charities, a non-profit which provides legal services, was calling clients for whom she usually doesn’t have good news on Wednesday.
The Martinez family spent this Sunday, as they usually do, in a park on Knickerbocker Avenue.
Immigrants in New York are digesting the details that are emerging about the Senate's immigration reform bill.
It’s been more than 25 years since the last immigration reform, but as early as next week we could see movement on this issue that has long ailed the country. Eight Senators who've been working on drafting a comprehensive immigration bill are expected to present it, following an agreement on the new guest worker program between businesses and labor unions.