Immigration

FILE -- A view of the entrance to the Rikers Island prison complex (credit: Getty Images)

City Council Votes For Bills To Protect Jailed Immigrants From Feds

The measure, supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio, would prohibit correction officials and police from handing over detainees to immigration officials.

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The new transitional school in Hempstead will be housed on the second floor of this former bus terminal. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Hempstead Opening Transitional School For Immigrant Students

About 1,200 new students enrolled in the system this year, and nearly three dozen others were allegedly turned away.

10/21/2014

Claire Thomas, staff attorney for the Safe Passage Project (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Group Training Pro-Bono Lawyers To Help With Surge Of Immigrant Kid Cases

Claire Thomas, the staff attorney for the Safe Passage Project, said many of the children don’t have legal representation, and that’s why her group is training volunteer lawyers as fast as it can.

10/06/2014

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

Lawmakers To Introduce Legislation To Only Honor Immigration Detainers With Federal Warrant

Lawmakers say New York City’s police and correction departments should not honor immigration detainers unless a federal judge has issued a warrant.

10/02/2014

Undocumented children wait to speak during a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Young Migrants To NYC To Receive Legal Help

The Council announced Tuesday that it is earmarking $1 million for legal representation and other services for the minors.

09/23/2014

A group of children and mothers return to Guatemala on July 22, 2014, after being deported from the United States amidst the humanitarian crisis caused by Central American immigrant children. (Credit: Getty Images)

Immigrant Children Face Uncertain Future In Courts

Metropolitan New York cases are being handled by the federal Immigration Court in New York City, which is struggling to allocate resources, including pro bono lawyers.

09/10/2014

A group of children and mothers return to Guatemala on July 22, 2014, after being deported from the United States amidst the humanitarian crisis caused by Central American immigrant children. (Credit: Getty Images)

Long Island A Popular Landing Spot For Undocumented Children

The latest government figures show that more than 2,200 of the undocumented, unaccompanied minors are now on Long Island.

08/28/2014

A group of children and mothers return to Guatemala on July 22, 2014, after being deported from the United States amidst the humanitarian crisis caused by Central American immigrant children. (Credit: Getty Images)

Plan To Send Immigrant Children To NY Causes Uproar

U.S. cities and towns have been asked to identify facilities where children can be temporarily housed. The federal government will cover the cost of preparing, operating and staffing them.

08/16/2014

Immigrant Kids Detained At Border Appear In Manhattan Court

About 30 children caught alone at the Mexican border are appearing one by one in a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday.

08/13/2014

A group of children and mothers return to Guatemala on July 22, 2014, after being deported from the United States amidst the humanitarian crisis caused by Central American immigrant children. (Credit: Getty Images)

Thousands Of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Reaching NY

The New York Immigration Coalition says close to 3,300 unaccompanied immigrant children have arrived in New York since January.

07/24/2014

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

FILE -- A woman attends an immigration reform rally in New York City on Oct. 29, 2013. (Credit: Getty Images)

Pols Urge Children Of Immigrants To Apply For Documentation

Immigrants who entered the country before turning 16 are eligible to enroll in the federal “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” initiative.

07/08/2014

A bill in the New York state Legislature would create a path to state citizenship for 2.7 million undocumented people living in New York. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Immigrants, Advocates Rally For New York State Citizenship

The bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, D-Bronx, said the legislation would grant state citizenship if “someone can demonstrate proof of identity, live here for three consecutive years, pay taxes for three consecutive years.”

06/16/2014

New York City Hall (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Council Introduces Bill To Create Municipal Identification Cards

All city residents will be eligible for the cards. But they will be targeted to those who cannot easily get photo ID cards because they are not legal U.S. residents.

04/10/2014

Undocumented immigrants and immigration-reform advocates gather at a news conference Feb. 11, 2014, in lower Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

Immigration Advocates Applaud Mayor Bill De Blasio’s ID Card Plan

Undocumented immigrants and their supporters are cheering Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for creating city identification cards this year.

02/11/2014

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