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A week ago, U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee found that the detention of thousands of Central American refugee children and their mothers violated the terms of a court enforce agreement governing the conditions of detained minors. While Judge Gee’s decision touched on a number of violations by the Department of Homeland Security, I want to focus...

Read More | written by pyoung | created 1 day 10 hours ago

Last month we announced that the 2015 National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) will be held in Brooklyn, New York from December 13th to the 15th.

Today, we announce that registration for...

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“While I was a student at CUNY, I worked as a bartender, cleaning lady, nanny, whatever I had to do to pay my college tuition. The year I graduated, President Obama announced DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) which allows young people like me who came to the country when we were very...

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 "Language has been the biggest barrier for me every since I came here. I could not understand or interact with people. Taking my kids to the hospital when they were sick or monitoring their progress at school used to be a hefty task."

My name is Zaida Verdugo and I am...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 1 week 2 days ago

Written by Ana Ponce, NYIC DREAM Summer Fellow

The recent alleged shooting of a San Francisco woman by an undocumented immigrant named Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez has sparked a national debate around so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ and has...

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Written by Ana Ponce, NYIC DREAM Summer Fellow
Interview and transcription by Thanu Yakupitiyage, NYIC


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Read More | written by thanuy | created 2 weeks 3 days ago

On June 30, a Guatemalan immigrant was attacked by three men who jumped out of a pickup truck and beat him. The victim, named Juan, was riding his bike from his restaurant job in Farmingville, in central Suffolk County, to his home in Coram. It was 12:30 AM and there were few people out who could have witnessed the brutal assault on the dark road...

Read More | written by pyoung | created 3 weeks 3 days ago

Many of you have been looking forward to this Friday's arguments in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the Texas injunction halting the implementation of President Obama's executive action on immigration. Millions of immigrant families had their lives placed on hold because of that legal blockade. 

Unfortunately, prospects for removing the injunction...

Read More | written by pyoung | created 3 weeks 5 days ago

Guerline Lajoie

by Srosh Anwar

 “I practically acted as a second parent to my siblings because my mom was unable to understand what was going on around her. I provided her assistance in translating and interpreting at schools and almost everywhere she went.”

My name is Guerline...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 4 weeks 3 days ago

The latest numbers from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service show that young people are continuing to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Although prime time for DACA applications was from August of 2012, when the program began, until the following June, in Fiscal Year 2015 there have already been...

Read More | written by pyoung | created 4 weeks 3 days ago

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