Tag: New York Votes

Anna Dziubek rings the doorbell while canvassing for State Senator Joseph Addabbo in Masbeth, Queens. (Photo: Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska)

Immigrants A Key Force Behind Union Electoral Power

In New York, just as certain job sectors are dominated by immigrants, so are the unions representing workers in those fields. Many are new citizens who enthusiastically participate in the electoral process and are an important asset for local candidates.

Gillibrand's evolution: "On the Immigrant Side" read El Diario's cover on October 18, 2010

Gillibrand Vows to Take on Immigration Reform

NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was initially attacked by immigrant groups for not being sensitive to their issues. Now, as she runs for reelection, she’s reaching out to Hispanic voters and gave El Diario/La Prensa an exclusive interview.

The purported mission of Secure Communities is to deport dangerous criminals living in the U.S. illegally. (Photo: foreverdigital/flickr)

Immigrant Advocates to Paterson: Rescind Secure Communities

Secure Communities is a federal program designed to find and deport undocumented immigrants who have committed serious crimes like murder, kidnapping and crimes that threaten national security. But advocates say it makes immigrants less secure.

Sign at an immigration reform rally - Photo: Arasmus Photo

Debate on Immigration: Helping Democrats or GOP?

The swirling political debate around undocumented immigrants and the lack of tangible progress on immigration reform is surely going to have an effect on the midterm elections–the question is what that effect will be.

Andrew Cuomo surrounded by Hispanic leaders - Photo: Catalina Jaramillo

Cuomo and Hispanic Leaders: BFFs?

After a long silence from Andrew Cuomo regarding immigration in general and Latinos in particular, the candidate for governor finally addressed Hispanic leaders in New York this weekend.