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Nearly 400 people from across the U.S. and Canada left to immigrate to Israel on Monday, July 21. (Credit: CBS 2)

Nearly 400 People Take Off From JFK To Immigrate To Israel

Despite an ongoing and bloody conflict, hundreds of families left the United States to immigrate to Israel on Monday afternoon.

07/21/2014

Councilman Daniel Dromm (credit: CBS 2)

City Councilman Proposes Allowing Non-Citizens To Vote In Local Elections

The measure sponsored by Queens councilman Daniel Dromm would allow legal non-citizen residents of New York City to vote in municipal elections. They would not be able to cast a ballot in state or federal elections.

05/09/2013

Long Island City Immigration Office (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Young Immigrants Take Advantage Of New Program On First Day

The Obama administration announced in June it would stop deporting many illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.

08/15/2012

Governor David Paterson (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Paterson Defends Pardons Given To Immigrants

Gov. David Paterson continued defending decisions made in his final month in office, including two dozen pardons.

12/25/2010

Gov. David Paterson (Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Paterson Pardons 24 To Stop Deportations

Gov. David Paterson has issued pardons to 24 immigrants with prior criminal convictions, to prevent their deportation.

12/24/2010

Long Island - File / Photo: NASA

Study Contradicts Popular Beliefs About LI Immigrants

A new study shows that Long Island’s growing immigrant population has been readily absorbed into the labor force.

11/18/2010

Class-Action Suit Filed Against NJ Over Legal Immigrant Benefits

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is being sued over a new state policy that denies Medicaid benefits to certain groups of legal immigrants. Lawyers for Seton Hall University Law School and the firm Gibbons […]

09/02/2010