Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

Paying Kids to Go to School: Can it Work?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The city is trying to motivate kids by paying them to go to school, get good grades and pass standardized tests. The theory is that rewarding good choices in health, education and wor...

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Class-Action Lawsuit Challenging New York's Public Defender System Moves To Trial

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A class-action lawsuit challenging New York State’s failure to provide effective counsel to indigent New Yorkers is going to trial.


New York City To Address Mold Problems in Public Housing Faster

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The New York City Housing Authority say they'll eliminate mold more quickly, following a lawsuit settlement being filed Tuesday in federal court.


Top Court Rejects Bloomberg's Homeless Policy

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New York State’s top court on Tuesday blocked the Bloomberg administration's plan to impose new requirements on single adults trying to enter homeless shelters.


After 20 Years, A Green Card Reunites Mother And Daughter

Monday, November 25, 2013

The federal government grants a prized 2 inch by 3 inch document – a green card – to a million people a year. Two thirds are family members of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. B...

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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.