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October 2012 Archives

Immigrants doing their part during Sandy

Services New Yorkers rely on, such as the bus system and subway, have been shut down during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and it's expected those services may not be up and running again until Oct. 31. That means people who are willing to keep working during these tough times will offer much-needed help to the many New Yorkers who still need to address day-to-day activities.

Immigrant STEM students may need legal help to get green card

In the United States, the industries of science and technology don't have enough workers who are skilled in what are known as the STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math. But there are many immigrants who study these subjects at American universities. For New Yorkers who are concerned about the American economy and are sympathetic to the plight of immigrants seeking a green card, these facts present a problem that could be solved with meaningful immigration policy.

NYC mom reunited with kids after 4-month immigration detention

For undocumented immigrants, being held in a federal immigration detention center is the stuff of nightmares. In many cases, the immigrant's family members are kept in a state of frightening uncertainty until federal authorities decide what to do next.

New York immigrant, activist avoids detainment after traffic stop

A simple traffic stop. That's all it can take to be detained on an immigration violation. Many people across the country, and right here in New York, live in fear of being detained and possibly deported after a simple traffic stop because their immigration status is undocumented or they are living in the Unites States without proper documentation. Even activists such as Jose Antonio Vargas are not immune to potential detainment.

Young immigrants struggle to prove eligibility for reprieve

What if, under recently passed immigration law, a young immigrant qualifies to remain in the United States but will have a hard time proving eligibility? That is the plight faced by many young immigrants in New York and throughout the country.

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