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How Immigrants and People Traveling to New York Can Access Abortion

As the Supreme Court voted on June 24, 2022 to effectively overturn its Roe V. Wade decision, the legality of abortion is now under individual state’s decisions. Abortion is legal in New York, and recent statements from officials affirm that New York will continue to make abortions accessible to everyone — including undocumented immigrants and […] The post How Immigrants and People Traveling to New York Can Access Abortion appeared first on Documented.
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DACA Recipients Can Get Home Buyer Loans Through FHA

In 2021 the U.S. Federal Housing Administration (HUD) announced that DACA recipients, who were in the market of purchasing a home, were eligible to apply for low interest rate and flexible FHA loans.  The loan has been popular with 7.8 million homeowners due to its higher debt to income ratio exceptions, a minimum 3.5% down […] The post DACA Recipients Can Get Home Buyer Loans Through FHA appeared first on Documented.
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How Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio Reports about ICE with Local Immigrants and Advocates

Early Arrival’s Community Corner leverages the voices of subscribers, immigration professionals, and our in-house reporters to highlight immigrant affairs, concerns, and reporting. This week, we shine a spotlight on our Immigration Enforcement Reporter Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio, who has been with Documented for a year. She highlights her writing and career growth at Documented, the […] The post How Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio Reports about ICE with Local Immigrants and Advocates appeared first on Documented.
NEW YORK CITY, NY

New York’s Dire Need for Indigenous Interpreters

Twice a month, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit called CIELO holds virtual trainings for interpreters of indigenous languages, including close to a dozen who join in from New York. Their sessions are sometimes consumed by discussions on how to best interpret legal jargon, such as “illegal alien,” for which no direct translations exist in their native […] The post New York’s Dire Need for Indigenous Interpreters appeared first on Documented.
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10 Years Later, Dreamers Say DACA Is Not Enough

Brian Aguilar Avila, a 27-year-old Neural Engineering Laboratory Administrator at City College from Argentina, feels a familiar uncertainty knowing that the fate of the program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals could be decided at the courts next month. He had been in this situation five years ago, when, as he left his doctor’s office on […] The post 10 Years Later, Dreamers Say DACA Is Not Enough appeared first on Documented.
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Once a Boon to Chinese Restaurants During Lockdown, App FreshGoGo Has Become a Dilemma for Many

In 2017, Mi Xue started selling braised meat and vegetables at the New World Mall, the most heavily trafficked food court in Flushing, Queens. Chinese immigrants living in and outside of New York turned to her wide and rich selection of products, including river snail, duck neck, tongue and gizzard. To accommodate the demand from […] The post Once a Boon to Chinese Restaurants During Lockdown, App FreshGoGo Has Become a Dilemma for Many appeared first on Documented.
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The Venezuelan Consulate in New York Is Falling Apart

No notice states this, but the pile of newspapers at the doorstep makes it obvious: The Consulate General of Venezuela in New York is closed. The building faces St. Patrick’s Cathedral, on 51st street between 5th and Madison Avenue—a glitzy Midtown block and a natural habitat for luxury storefronts and corporate towers. By contrast, the […] The post The Venezuelan Consulate in New York Is Falling Apart appeared first on Documented.
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Our City Our Vote Lawsuit Heard in New York Courthouse

This summary about Our City Our Vote was featured in Documented’s Early Arrival newsletter. You can subscribe to receive it in your inbox three times per week here. Immigrant advocates gathered Tuesday outside the Staten Island Courthouse ahead of the start of proceedings surrounding the lawsuit against the Our City, Our Vote Local Law 11-2022, an […] The post Our City Our Vote Lawsuit Heard in New York Courthouse appeared first on Documented.
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Wage Theft Scheme Tied to Brooklyn Address Where 2,000 LLCs are Registered

When JLM Decorating hired Miguel Tapia to paint apartments in Manhattan and Brooklyn, they told him he would receive $800 in cash per week for his work. Instead, Tapia, who was born in the Dominican Republic, was paid about half that amount. He complained to his supervisor, Josafath Arias, who said the company will pay […] The post Wage Theft Scheme Tied to Brooklyn Address Where 2,000 LLCs are Registered appeared first on Documented.
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As New York’s Legislative Session Ends, Several Pro-Worker Bills Are Left Behind

As New York’s topsy-turvy legislative session is set to end on Thursday, with a multitude of outstanding bills still left to debate, state lawmakers were forced to push the session into overtime, working well into Friday afternoon. Although some pro-worker bills managed to pass both the Senate and the Assembly, a slew of other bills […] The post As New York’s Legislative Session Ends, Several Pro-Worker Bills Are Left Behind appeared first on Documented.
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How The New York for All Act Would Transform ICE in New York

The New York For All Act (S3076B/A2328B) focuses on shutting down a key part of the deportation pipeline by ending automatic transfers of people who’ve been arrested often for low level offenses into ICE custody and bars jails from telling ICE when a person is going to be released.  The legislation would also end the […] The post How The New York for All Act Would Transform ICE in New York appeared first on Documented.
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Dignity Not Detention Act Would End Immigration Detention in New York

The Dignity Not Detention Act would require governmental entities to end all of their current and future contracts to hold individuals in immigration detention facilities in New York State. The bill would also ban any privately-owned or managed detention facilities from operating in the state.  The legislation has gained momentum in recent months, as allegations […] The post Dignity Not Detention Act Would End Immigration Detention in New York appeared first on Documented.
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New York’s Stop Immigration Bond Abuse Act Would Protect Detained Noncitizens

The Stop Immigration Bond Abuse Act would curb private companies, put a sliding cap on the amount that bond companies could charge for their services, as well as prohibit the use of electronic monitoring devices and establish a new licensing system to provide bail and other services for detained immigrants. Violators could be charged with […] The post New York’s Stop Immigration Bond Abuse Act Would Protect Detained Noncitizens appeared first on Documented.
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This Bill Guarantees Immigrants Are Warned Before They Take a Plea Deal

The Court Notifications Bill (S2903A/A9877A) would require the courts to inform immigrants before accepting a plea that the plea could result in negative immigration consequences including deportation, removal from the United States, and exclusion from the United States or denial of citizenship.  Advocates say the Court Notifications Bill, if passed, would allow noncitizens facing criminal […] The post This Bill Guarantees Immigrants Are Warned Before They Take a Plea Deal appeared first on Documented.
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Government-Funded Immigration Attorneys Proposed for New York

The Access to representation Act (S81A/A1961) would give all individuals in New York the right to legal counsel in immigration court, funded by the government. The legislation would ensure that immigrants had representation in deportation proceedings, but also in any other legal proceedings that were crucial and related to deportation defense. Currently, access to immigration attorneys […] The post Government-Funded Immigration Attorneys Proposed for New York appeared first on Documented.
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Guide to New York’s Proposed Immigration Reform

As the New York State legislative session comes to an end on June 2nd, lawmakers and Immigration advocates are making a final push to pass pieces of legislation that could have a major impact on New York immigrant communities. Here’s a look at some of the immigration reform bills being considered: Donate now We provide […] The post Guide to New York’s Proposed Immigration Reform appeared first on Documented.
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