Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

Coveted Green Cards Now Within Reach For Gay Couples

Monday, November 11, 2013

When the Supreme Court struck down the key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act in June, it was a moment of jubilation for same-sex binational couples. Many immediately applied to sponsor their spouses for green cards. WNYC’s Mirela Iverac was there as one couple took the final step in that process.



Food Stamp Cuts Affect 1 in 5 New Yorkers, Including Some You Wouldn't Expect

Thursday, November 07, 2013

In New York City, 1.8 million people use food stamp, including 24-year-old Yale graduate Hugo Martinez Bernardino. Bernardino, along with one in five New Yorkers, saw food stamp benefits go down last week. Now a debate in Washington is underway about whether to implement larger cuts.

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Dominican Court Ruling Reverberates in New York

Friday, October 25, 2013

Tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic could lose their citizenship, following a court ruling last month.


Study: Latino and Immigrant Workers More Likely To Die in Construction Falls

Thursday, October 24, 2013

In New York, the majority of those who die working construction are Latinos and immigrants, according to a new report from the Center for Popular Democracy.

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Post Shutdown Immigration Courts Reopen - But Problems Could Continue

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Immigration courts are re-opening Friday, but it’s unclear how hearings that were canceled during the shutdown will be rescheduled.


Lhota Struggling To Win Latino Votes

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Over 700,000 Latinos are registered to vote in New York City — is it any wonder that mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota are both courting them? But Lhota is doing worse on this score than Republicans traditionally do. For the first time in 25 years, a Republican might win fewer than three in 10 Hispanic votes.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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