Mirela Iverac

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To Stay or Go? The Dilemma Facing Those Left Homeless by Sandy

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Many people displaced by Sandy have been staying with family and friends, but a month after the storm they're finding their housing situation — or lack thereof — to be increasingly difficult.


Conversation on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Changes After Election

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The tenor of the immigration debate is quickly changing following the elections. For the first time in years both Republicans and Democrats are talking about a possible path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

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Day Laborers Play a Role in Sandy's Aftermath

Monday, November 12, 2012

A dozen day laborers gathered on a recent evening at an immigrant day worker center in Staten Island’s Port Richmond neighborhood. Some have already started doing clean-up and repairing people’s homes in Sandy’s wake. Others expected to do so in the coming weeks and months. They were at the center to take part in a training session.

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Immigrants Benefiting from Deferred Action Keep an Eye on Election

Monday, November 05, 2012

Those in the New York area who were among the first to apply for President Obama's deferred action policy have begun to receive their work permits in the mail. Now they intend to closely watch the polls Tuesday because this policy could change depending on who occupies the White House.  

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US-Russia Agreement on Adoptions Takes Effect in November

Sunday, October 21, 2012

An agreement aimed at improving the adoption process between the United States and Russia goes into effect in November. It comes two years after a Tennessee woman sent her adopted 7-year-old son alone on a plane back to Russia.

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Obama, Romney Differ in Approach to Immigration Problems

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Seren family gathered around the TV in the living room of their home in Huntington Station on Long Island on a recent Saturday night.

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Report Breaks Down NYC’s Hispanic Population

Sunday, September 23, 2012

One in four of all residents in the New York metropolitan area is Hispanic, according to a new report from the Pew Hispanic Center.

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Congress Focuses Immigration Efforts on High-Skill Fields

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Senator Chuck Schumer is introducing a bill to create a two-year pilot program that would give green cards to 55,000 foreign students who graduate from American universities with an advanced degree in the science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields.

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Tens of Thousands of Young Undocumented Immigrants Apply for Deportation Relief

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

More than 72,000 young undocumented immigrants across the U.S. have applied for relief from deportation since the Obama administration introduced a change in immigration policy that went into effect last month – and the first requests were granted earlier this week, officials said Tuesday.

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For Those with Jobs, Deferred Action Raises Thorny Questions

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The new immigration policy, deferred action, which went into effect last month, could allow as many as 80,000 New Yorkers to work legally for the first time. But it comes with a risk for some who already been working using fraudulent documents — the risk of getting fired.

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Seeking Deferred Action, Young Immigrants With Blemished Records Give Pause

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Some young undocumented immigrants have already sent in their requests for deferred action to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. But, others, who don’t have a perfectly clean record, are choosing to wait.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Deferred Action

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Obama administration’s new immigration policy, deferred action, which went into effect last week, is being challenged in court.

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Explainer: What You Should Know About Deferred Action

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Today is a landmark day for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants. They can start applying for temporary work permits under President Barack Obama's deferred action initiative.

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Bloomberg to Push Immigration Reform in Chicago, Boston

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg will travel to Boston and Chicago this week to push immigration reform in the cities where the presidential campaigns are based.

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A Recent Grad Pins Hopes on Deferred Action as Undocumented Youths Prepare to Apply This Week

Monday, August 13, 2012

This week, Yelky Pérez and tens of thousands of other undocumented immigrants in the state will be able to apply for a two-year relief from deportation and a work permit.

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DHS Releases Details of Deferred Action

Friday, August 03, 2012

Young undocumented immigrants can apply to get temporary two-year work permits beginning August 15, at the cost of $465, officials at the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.

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Romney's Visit to Poland Applauded in Brooklyn's Greenpoint

Monday, July 30, 2012

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s overseas trip has left his team struggling to explain some of the remarks he made in Great Britain and Israel. But in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, some Poles expressed satisfaction at the hopeful’s choice to visit their home country for the last leg of his trip.


Fearing Scams, NY Plans to Protect Young Undocumented Immigrants

Thursday, July 26, 2012

New York is launching a program aimed at protecting young undocumented immigrants from being exploited by scam artists when they begin to apply for temporary work permits next month under President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy.

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Mother of Hazed City Solider Takes Stand as Court Martial Begins

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The mother of a Chinese-American soldier from Manhattan who committed suicide in Afghanistan testified at the court martial of an army sergeant accused of hazing her son.

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Majority of Undocumented Workers Caught are Deported: Report

Monday, July 23, 2012

Most New Yorkers detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency were deported, according to a new report released on Monday.

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