Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

Shutdown Leaves Some Immigrants Worried About Their Future

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Suyapa is used to worrying. She’s at the New York Presbyterian Hospital with her 10-year-old daughter Fatima who’s getting a blood transfusion.


Immigration Courts Closed Due to the Shutdown

Friday, October 04, 2013

Nassira Hamdi was supposed to walk out of an immigration court in Federal Plaza this week with an approval for a green card. But that court, like 14 others across the U.S., is closed due to the shutdown.


Peak Week of UN General Assembly Frustrates Some New Yorkers, Excites Others

Monday, September 23, 2013

Police barricades, gridlock alerts, more crowded sidewalks – those are the conditions in Midtown East that will be making some New Yorkers grumpier this week.

Comments [1]

Even With Shifting News, Local Syrians' Perspective Remains the Same

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

President Obama was widely expected to make the case for a military strike against President Assad's regime in his speech this evening.

But continuing developments may have changed that.


Cashing in on Syria? Congressman Grimm Flips Vote, Solicits Donations

Friday, September 06, 2013


A day after changing his mind about the US striking Syria, Congressman Michael Grimm’s campaign office sent out an email seeking donations based on his stance.


Interview: U.S. Rep. Grimm Withdraws Support for Attack on Syria

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Rep. Michael Grimm, who represents Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, initially supported President Obama’s proposed plan to attack Syria, but has since changed his mind.

Comments [6]

Addressing the Syrian Crisis in High Holy Day Sermons

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and the start of the Jewish High Holy Days, begins on Wednesday at sundown. In synagogues all over the region rabbis will be delivering sermons that attract a large number of people, and some plan to bring up the Syrian crisis.


In Possible Intervention in Syria, Bosnian New Yorkers See Their Experience

Thursday, August 29, 2013

For some Bosnian New Yorkers, the events in Syria have brought back memories of a time when they waited for the U.S. to intervene in their country.

Comments [1]

In Race For Brooklyn D.A., Challenger Hopes to Unseat Long-Time Incumbent

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

In a recent debate Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and Ken Thompson, a well-known private attorney, traded barbs and accusations ranging from annihilating opponents to representing corrupt politicians.


Vigil Held for Transgender Woman Beaten to Death In Harlem

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The mother of the transgender woman, Islan Nettles, who was beaten to death in Harlem, said at a a vigil held for her daughter Tuesday evening that she'll fight for the rights of transgender people to ensure other parents don't experience the same loss. 


Newark Police Department Limits Cooperation With Federal Immigration Agency

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The police department in Newark, N.J., has decided to limit its cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

Comments [5]

Council Voting to Override Mayoral Veto on NYPD Oversight Bills

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The City Council is set to vote Thursday on whether to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto of a pair of controversial bills to expand oversight of the NYPD — and supporters of the bills say they have the votes to do it.


In New York, Loans to Help Young Immigrants Apply for Deferred Action

Sunday, August 18, 2013

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.


At the Balkan Camp, Thirty Years of Music, Fun and Friendship

Friday, August 16, 2013

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. 

Comments [7]

Russian New Yorkers React to Snowden's Asylum

Friday, August 02, 2013

The Russians in Brighton Beach differ on whether Edward Snowden should have sought asylum in Russia.

Comments [1]

Tough Road Ahead for Immigration Reform in the House

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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 ...

Comments [4]

City Council Invests $18 Million To Help Young Immigrants Apply for Deferred Action

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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.


Post-DOMA, Some Bi-National Couples Won't Return to U.S.

Monday, July 15, 2013

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.

Comments [13]

Employers Say Immigration Reform Won't Lead to Paying All Employees On-the-Books

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

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.


As Immigration Bill Clears Senate Hurdle, New York Immigrants Celebrate

Friday, June 28, 2013

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.