Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

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 perfectly clean record, are choosing to wait.

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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 Yorkers have been crammed into apartments that size — or a bit larger — others would call 300 square feet palatial.

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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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Former NYPD Officer Sentenced to Almost 5 Years in Prison

Friday, June 22, 2012

A former New York City Police Department officer charged with violating the civil rights of an African-American man by falsely arresting him was sentenced to nearly five years in jail in Federal District Court in Brooklyn on Friday.

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For Young Immigrants With a Past, A Fear of Falling Into Policy's Grey Area

Friday, June 22, 2012

Those who have medical, school and employment records to prove these requirements and clean criminal records stand a fair chance of being approved for the Obama administration's new immigration policy. But for others, whose petition might include arrests, convictions and repeat immigration violations things get more complicated.

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Undocumented Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Misses Cutoff for Obama Immigration Policy

Monday, June 18, 2012

The journalist who revealed he was an undocumented immigrant in a blockbuster article a year ago said he’s still in the country, but won’t be eligible to apply for a work permit under President Barack Obama’s immigration reform policy.

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Obama Won't Seek to Deport Young Immigrants

Friday, June 15, 2012

President Barack Obama said the nation would stop deporting younger undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and will grant them work permits – offering hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country.

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