Post Tagged with: "immigration"

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City Opens Relief Center at Orchard Beach

Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson released a statement on the newly opened city relief center for illegal migrants and asylum seekers at Orchard Beach. “During times of great challenge, New York has always stepped up to help support those in […]

by · September 26, 2022 · Breaking News, News


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz 18 District, Bronx You should know that there was a time when becoming a citizen of the United States and becoming an American was part of the American Dream. Immigrants dreamed […]

Too many cars and not enough road as traffic grinds to a halt at Webster Avenue and East Bedford Park Boulevard.--Photo by David Greene

Driver’s License Debate Fails On Principle, Policy & PopularityOPINION:

Legislative Column from Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) A proposal before the Legislature that would allow illegal immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses is meritless, dangerous and an affront to both state and federal laws designed to facilitate […]

by · May 12, 2019 · Op Ed, Opinion
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WYSK: To Build Or Not To Build the Wall and Still Save Face

You should know that the matter of “Building the Wall” on the Southern Mexican Border has reached a political impasse between the Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald J. Trump. These […]

Ellis Island, Great Hall (Office of the NYS Governor/Flickr)

Profile America: Ellis Island Opens

Wednesday, January 2nd. The place where many of our ancestors first stepped ashore when they came to America seeking a new life opened this month 127 years ago — Ellis Island in New York Harbor. The very first immigrant processed […]

Profile America: New Year’s Eve

Profile America: New Year’s Eve

Monday, December 31st. On this New Year’s Eve, some 329 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds are ready to greet the year 2019. A hundred years ago, the nation’s population was just a bit over 103 million. Fifty years […]

by · December 31, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Census, Profile America
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WYSK: Is the Caravan the Democratic Party’s Achilles Heel?

The Caravan has become the Democratic Party’s Achilles Heel You should know that according to the Greek mythology, Achilles was a powerful and immortal semi-god. The story says his mother, in order to make her son immortal, immersed him in […]

Elected officials join arms with clergy leaders as they denounce the zero-tolerance immigration policy of the White House. Photo by David Greene

Prayer Vigil, Protest Held for Separated Migrant Children

Prayer Vigil, Protest Held for Hundreds of Separated and Missing Immigrant Children by David Greene Local elected officials, clergy leaders and community activists gathered outside of Bronx Supreme Court on the Grand Concourse, demanding that all of the 2,300 children […]

by · July 2, 2018 · Immigration Issues, News
Federal judge issues preliminary injunction protecting sanctuary cities

Federal judge issues preliminary injunction protecting sanctuary cities

Federal judge issues injunction on U.S. DOJ plans to tie grant funds to sanctuary city status U.S. Circuit Court Judge Harry Leinenweber issued a preliminary injunction on Friday to prevent the U.S. Department of Justice from suspending public safety grants […]

The President-elect shares an update on the Presidential Transition.

BREAKING NEWS: Federal judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump travel ban

Federal judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump’s so-called travel ban NBC News is reporting that U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson agreed to turn his original temporary restraining order blocking Trump’s revised executive order on immigration into a longer lasting […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Breaking News
Congressman Eliot Engel speaks about recent incidents of hate including the desecration of a Jewish cemetery.--Photo by David Greene

After 28 Years, Rep. Eliot Engel Ended A Tradition

Engel: “Devil’s in The Details” on Trump’s Plans by David Greene Congressman Eliot Engel spoke briefly on President Donald Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress, just days after the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs […]

by · March 7, 2017 · Government, Immigration Issues, News
Lining the steps of Brooklyn's Borough Hall, protesters called for a halt to the temporary immigration ban. Photo courtesy of Abdul Razak Al-Kabili

Lawsuit Blocks Trump’s Executive Order Immigration Ban

by David Greene Immigrants, visitors and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim nations are once again being allowed to travel to the United States after a federal judge in Seattle, WA., deemed the ban unconstitutional. On January 27 President Donald Trump […]

by · February 26, 2017 · Immigration Issues, News
Profile America: Immigration Czech

Profile America: Immigration Czech

Sunday, February 26 — Immigration as an item of government involvement appeared on Colonial America’s shores 351 years ago. Born in Bohemia, essentially today’s Czech Republic, Auguste Herman came to the New World initially to work for the Dutch colony of […]

by · February 26, 2017 · Profile America
James P. O'Neill, NYC's 43rd Police commissioner

NYPD Policy on Immigration Status

The NYPD is committed to maintaining a welcoming environment for immigrant communities while also maintaining public safety for all. With this backdrop, the NYPD believes it is important to reiterate our immigration related policies. The NYPD accepts the city’s IDNYC […]



by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) Defying federal policy by attempting to shield illegal immigrants from the law does not protect the interests of New Yorkers. Earlier this week, the Assembly Majority proposed a number of bills that […]

by · February 12, 2017 · Immigration Issues, Op Ed