New York

Immigrants in New York City

Maria Garcia at immigration rally in New York on July 29, 2010 - Photo: Sarah Kramer

New York’s Top 10 Immigration Priorities

New York’s immigrant advocates announced their legislative priorities for the year. At the top of the list are ensuring language access to state government services and ending the state’s participation in the U.S. Secure Communities program.

François Duvalier, or "Baby Doc," the former president of Haiti, greeted people at his hotel upon his return to Haiti

In Deciphering Duvalier’s Motives, Haitian Immigrants Look to History

Almost a quarter century after he was overthrown in a popular uprising, former Haitian president Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier resurfaced in his earthquake devastated country on January 16. Haitians in the U.S. are trying to make sense of what his arrival means in a time of political uncertainty.

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Bloomberg Promises Help For Immigrants

New York’s Mayor promised in his State of the City address to create a new program to help immigrant entrepreneurs open small businesses. The program’s details are still being worked out.

A march for marriage equality in New York - Photo: Towleroad

Gay Marriage – A Priority For Immigrants?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised to pass a marriage equality bill this year, and polls show a majority of New Yorkers support one. But some gay immigrant activists question whether gay marriage is the right issue to focus on.