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January 2015 Archives

New NYC program to provide benefits, protection to immigrants

Earlier this month, the City of New York implemented a new immigration program which has as one of its purposes helping undocumented immigrants. The program, known as IDNYC, involves the issuance of an identification card which is technically available to all New York residents in any of the five boroughs, but is of particular benefit to immigrants who don't have other forms of identification.

Telling the stories about why immigration is important

In the heated debates over “securing our borders” and “protecting American jobs,” many seem to forget that the story of America is the story of immigration. Individuals and families facing oppression and poverty in their home countries came to America to build a better life. Many of America’s greatest thinkers, inventers and business barons were immigrants or the children of immigrants.

Just how hard is it to secure refugee or asylee status for a relative?

When a person is granted refugee or asylee status here in the U.S., it understandably comes as a great relief given that they are typically looking to escape persecution or otherwise dangerous conditions in their home nation.