Mirela Iverac appears in the following:
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
On Roosevelt Island, residents are asking for a change in their public safety leadership after an incident involving a resident who said he was beaten by public safety officers while waiting for a friend in front of a building.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Immigration funders and advocates are working together in an attempt to seize what they see as a big opportunity to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Friday, December 28, 2012
The number of children who came to the United States from Central America has significantly increased this year. Among them were two siblings who left El Salvador and found their way to Long Island.
Monday, December 24, 2012
The Obama administration deported a record number of illegal immigrants for the fourth year in a row, according to the numbers released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE).
Sunday, December 23, 2012
The children who lived through the Connecticut school shooting could have trouble concentrating or become more irritable.
Thursday, December 06, 2012
A Coney Island neighborhood that stretches along the waterfront is where the city's lowest median household income residents can be found. According to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, households here take in around $9,500 a year.
Friday, November 30, 2012
The House passed a bill on Friday that would give green cards to foreign graduates of American universities with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis visited a day worker center on Staten Island that has been involved in cleanup efforts after Sandy. She toured the Midland Beach neighborhood on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Obama administration’s new immigration policy, deferred action, which went into effect last week, is being challenged in court.