Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

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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OWS Angered Over Mistaken DNA Link to 2004 Murder

Friday, July 13, 2012

Members of the Occupy Wall Street movement are expressing anger about being linked to a murder case. Earlier this week DNA from the 2004 murder of Sarah Fox was linked to DNA from an Occupy Wall Street protest in March. It was later revealed that the matching samples came from a lab employee who worked both cases.

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Take a Tour of a Tiny Living Space

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg made some waves when he announced a design competition for a building full of "micro-units" — apartments between 275 and 300 square feet. While many New Yorkers have been crammed into apartments that size — or a bit larger — others would call 300 square feet palatial.

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Incidents of Mother-Child, Murder-Suicide Are Not Uncommon, Experts Say

Monday, July 09, 2012

Three children were allegedly killed by their mothers in separate incidents in New York City last week — a type of murder-suicide that experts say is not uncommon.

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Few Undocumented Immigrants Qualify for Military Exception Under New Rules

Monday, July 02, 2012

When President Barack Obama spoke in the Rose Garden announcing a new immigration policy last month, he referred to young undocumented immigrants who “are already making contributions,” such as “serving in our military, protecting us and our freedom.”

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Charges Dropped in Crown Heights Rape Case

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Prosecutors on Tuesday dismissed the case against four black men from Crown Heights accused of raping and prostituting an Orthodox Jewish woman for eight years, starting when she was 13.

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NY Advocates Applaud SCOTUS Ruling on Ariz. Immigration Crackdown

Monday, June 25, 2012

Immigration advocates in New York welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on immigrants — but were concerned that one part of the law requiring police to check the status of someone they suspect is not in the United States legally could go forward.

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Former NYPD Officer Sentenced to Almost 5 Years in Prison

Friday, June 22, 2012

A former New York City Police Department officer charged with violating the civil rights of an African-American man by falsely arresting him was sentenced to nearly five years in jail in Federal District Court in Brooklyn on Friday.

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For Young Immigrants With a Past, A Fear of Falling Into Policy's Grey Area

Friday, June 22, 2012

Those who have medical, school and employment records to prove these requirements and clean criminal records stand a fair chance of being approved for the Obama administration's new immigration policy. But for others, whose petition might include arrests, convictions and repeat immigration violations things get more complicated.

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Undocumented Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Misses Cutoff for Obama Immigration Policy

Monday, June 18, 2012

The journalist who revealed he was an undocumented immigrant in a blockbuster article a year ago said he’s still in the country, but won’t be eligible to apply for a work permit under President Barack Obama’s immigration reform policy.

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Obama Won't Seek to Deport Young Immigrants

Friday, June 15, 2012

President Barack Obama said the nation would stop deporting younger undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and will grant them work permits – offering hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country.

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One Year Later, Change in Immigration Policy Shows Mixed Results

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A year after the Obama administration announced a new immigration policy — prosecutorial discretion — immigration advocates said they are disappointed with the results.

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DA Says Horace Mann Has Been 'Cooperative' Amid Sex Abuse Claims

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Bronx District Attorney said one of the goals in creating a hotline is to make sure no one is being sexually assaulted at the school now, and that those who allegedly committed abuse in the past no longer work there.  “I think this school wants to be sure of that too,” he said. “They’ve been cooperative. They’ve listened to us.”


Legal Maneuvering Continues in Strauss-Kahn Civil Suit

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Monday appealed a judge’s decision to allow a civil lawsuit against their client to move forward, while attorneys for the hotel housekeeper who claims Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her last year are seeking access to official records to try and build their case.


After Conviction of Mom and Grandmother in Tot’s Death, Focus to Shift to Girl’s Caseworkers

Thursday, June 07, 2012

A case that began with the discovery of an emaciated and battered body of 4-year-old Marchella Brett-Pierce in September 2010 came to an end this week, when her mother and grandmother were given maximum jail sentences after being found guilty of the child’s death.


Mom Charged in Tot's Death Gets Maximum Sentence

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The mother and grandmother of 4-year-old Marchella Brett-Pierce were both given the maximum sentence in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday in the death of the toddler who prosecutors say was tied to a bed with a jump rope, beaten, drugged and starved to death. 

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On the Brink | The New Face of Poverty: Meet Peter

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

In our new series On the Brink: The New Face of Poverty, meet Peter Riquelme, an unemployed single man who is facing bankruptcy and possible homelessness as he, like many Americans, grapples with supporting himself after working for years with nothing to show for it.

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