Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

Report Breaks Down NYC’s Hispanic Population

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.

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Congress Focuses Immigration Efforts on High-Skill Fields

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.

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Tens of Thousands of Young Undocumented Immigrants Apply for Deportation Relief

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.

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For Those with Jobs, Deferred Action Raises Thorny Questions

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.

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Seeking Deferred Action, Young Immigrants With Blemished Records Give Pause

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 per...

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Lawsuit Filed Against Deferred Action

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Obama administration’s new immigration policy, deferred action, which went into effect last week, is being challenged in court.

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Explainer: What You Should Know About Deferred Action

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Today is a landmark day for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants. They can start applying for temporary work permits under President Barack Obama's deferred action initiative.

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Bloomberg to Push Immigration Reform in Chicago, Boston

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg will travel to Boston and Chicago this week to push immigration reform in the cities where the presidential campaigns are based.

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A Recent Grad Pins Hopes on Deferred Action as Undocumented Youths Prepare to Apply This Week

Monday, August 13, 2012

This week, Yelky Pérez and tens of thousands of other undocumented immigrants in the state will be able to apply for a two-year relief from deportation and a work permit.

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DHS Releases Details of Deferred Action

Friday, August 03, 2012

Young undocumented immigrants can apply to get temporary two-year work permits beginning August 15, at the cost of $465, officials at the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.

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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 Yorker...

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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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