Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

Roosevelt Island Seeks to Put Cameras on Safety Officers

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

This decision follows an incident in January in which a 20-year-old man was allegedly beaten by the officers, and years of what residents say is excessive use of force by their publ...

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Holocaust Survivors Reflect on Astounding New Findings

Sunday, March 03, 2013

The number of camps and ghettos established by Nazi Germany is far more than previously believed, and the findings are shocking both scholars and descendants of Holocaust victims and survivors.

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Roosevelt Island Residents Demand Public Safety Department Changes

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

On Roosevelt Island, residents are asking for a change in their public safety leadership after an incident involving a resident who said he was beaten by public safety officers while ...

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Grantmakers Play an Important Role in Comprehensive Immigration Reform Efforts

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Immigration funders and advocates are working together in an attempt to seize what they see as a big opportunity to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

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Escaping Gang Violence, Growing Number of Teens Cross Border

Friday, December 28, 2012

The number of children who came to the United States from Central America has significantly increased this year. Among them were two siblings who left El Salvador and found their way to Long Island.

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The Administration Deports Record Number of Illegal Immigrants

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Obama administration deported a record number of illegal immigrants for the fourth year in a row, according to the numbers released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE).

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In Wake of Shooting, Experts Say Kids May Experience Trauma

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The children who lived through the Connecticut school shooting could have trouble concentrating or become more irritable.

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A Glimpse Into the City's Lowest Household Median Income Neighborhood

Thursday, December 06, 2012

A Coney Island neighborhood that stretches along the waterfront is where the city's lowest median household income residents can be found. According to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, households here take in around $9,500 a year.


House Passes STEM Bill

Friday, November 30, 2012

The House passed a bill on Friday that would give green cards to foreign graduates of American universities with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math fields.


Labor Secretary Visits Staten Island

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis visited a day worker center on Staten Island that has been involved in cleanup efforts after Sandy. She toured the Midland Beach neighborhood on Thursday.


To Stay or Go? The Dilemma Facing Those Left Homeless by Sandy

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Many people displaced by Sandy have been staying with family and friends, but a month after the storm they're finding their housing situation — or lack thereof — to be increasingly difficult.


Conversation on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Changes After Election

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The tenor of the immigration debate is quickly changing following the elections. For the first time in years both Republicans and Democrats are talking about a possible path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

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Day Laborers Play a Role in Sandy's Aftermath

Monday, November 12, 2012

A dozen day laborers gathered on a recent evening at an immigrant day worker center in Staten Island’s Port Richmond neighborhood. Some have already started doing clean-up and repairing people’s homes in Sandy’s wake. Others expected to do so in the coming weeks and months. They were at the center to take part in a training session.

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Immigrants Benefiting from Deferred Action Keep an Eye on Election

Monday, November 05, 2012

Those in the New York area who were among the first to apply for President Obama's deferred action policy have begun to receive their work permits in the mail. Now they intend to clos...

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US-Russia Agreement on Adoptions Takes Effect in November

Sunday, October 21, 2012

An agreement aimed at improving the adoption process between the United States and Russia goes into effect in November. It comes two years after a Tennessee woman sent her adopted 7-year-old son alone on a plane back to Russia.

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Obama, Romney Differ in Approach to Immigration Problems

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Seren family gathered around the TV in the living room of their home in Huntington Station on Long Island on a recent Saturday night.

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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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