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'Occupy ICE' Protesters Shut Down Manhattan Immigration Hearings

'Occupy ICE' Protesters Shut Down Manhattan Immigration Hearings

Protesters outside ICE's loading dock off Varick Street (Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist) The protest and ongoing occupation of an ICE building in lower Manhattan has caused federal immigration authorities to halt some operations at the facility,...

Cuomo, De Blasio Want Answers About Migrant Children In NY

Cuomo, De Blasio Want Answers About Migrant Children In NY

Migrant children shield their faces while leaving the Cayuga Center in East Harlem (Mary Altaffer/AP/REX/Shutterstock) Migrant children who have been separated from their families are being shuttled to states thousands of miles away from their parents,...

Cynthia Nixon Calls ICE A 'Terrorist Organization'

Cynthia Nixon Calls ICE A 'Terrorist Organization'

Courtesy of Cynthia Nixon's website Gubernatorial candidate and former Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon condemned ICE as a "terrorist organization" in an appearance Thursday at St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church on...

Approximately 700 Forcibly-Separated Migrant Children Have Been Sent To NY, Cuomo Says

Approximately 700 Forcibly-Separated Migrant Children Have Been Sent To NY, Cuomo Says

A woman and children enter the Cayuga Centers in New York, (Richard Drew/AP/REX/Shutterstock) Governor Andrew Cuomo estimated on Thursday that 700 immigrant children who were forcibly separated from their parents at the Mexican border have been...

Next Week's Cover Of The New Yorker Features Migrant Children Huddled Behind Statue Of Liberty's Robes

Next Week's Cover Of The New Yorker Features Migrant Children Huddled Behind Statue Of Liberty's Robes

The plight of migrant children being forcibly separated from their families at the southern border has sparked widespread outrage this week. An estimated seven hundred of these children have been transferred to New York, and the disgust...

Protesters Descend On LaGuardia As More Separated Migrant Children Arrive In NYC

Protesters Descend On LaGuardia As More Separated Migrant Children Arrive In NYC

Protesters gathered to welcome children separated from their families reportedly arriving at LaGuardia Airport (via ACLU) Hours after President Trump signed an executive order that he claims will eventually reverse his policy of forcibly separating immigrant...

NYC Foster Leader Receiving Migrant Kids Orphaned By Trump: 'There Doesn't Seem To Be A Method For This'

NYC Foster Leader Receiving Migrant Kids Orphaned By Trump: 'There Doesn't Seem To Be A Method For This'

Young immigrants arrive with their parents at the Catholic Charities RGV after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in McAllen, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP/REX/Shutterstock) We still don't know where many of the...

Congressional Candidate Michael Grimm Compares Migrant Children Separated From Families To Daycare

Congressional Candidate Michael Grimm Compares Migrant Children Separated From Families To Daycarevideo

Former congressman, convicted felon, and current Staten Island/Bay Ridge Republican congressional candidate Michael Grimm defended the Trump administration's immigrant child separation policy yesterday, comparing the cries of kids at the border to cries from a daycare. Michael...

Head Of Harlem Foster Home Says Agency Is Looking After 'Tender, Vulnerable' Unaccompanied Minors

Head Of Harlem Foster Home Says Agency Is Looking After 'Tender, Vulnerable' Unaccompanied Minors

Cayuga Center in Harlem, where an unknown number of children separated at the border are believed to be living (Gooogle Maps) UPDATE: On Thursday morning, dozens of children, ranging in age from about 5 to 11,...

Rachel Maddow Breaks Down During Broadcast About Migrant Babies Being Taken From Parents

Rachel Maddow Breaks Down During Broadcast About Migrant Babies Being Taken From Parentsvideo

Maddow struggled to read the lede—"Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three 'tender age” shelters in South Texas'—stopping every few words to try to regain her composure.

How You Can Help Immigrant Children & Families Now

How You Can Help Immigrant Children & Families Now

Undated handout photograph showing people inside a United States Border Patrol Processing Center, in McAllen, Texas, USA (US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROL/HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on immigration has separated around 2,000 immigrant children...

Eight Children Reportedly Sent To Long Island Facility After Being Separated From Parents At Border

Eight Children Reportedly Sent To Long Island Facility After Being Separated From Parents At Border

(Google Maps) Eight children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border last month as part of the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy have been moved to a private shelter on Long Island, Newsday...

Judge Grants Temporary Stay Halting Immigrant Pizza Deliveryman's Deportation

Judge Grants Temporary Stay Halting Immigrant Pizza Deliveryman's Deportation

Villavicencio with his wife and two daughters, ages 2 and 3. A federal judge in Manhattan granted a last-minute stay of deportation to Pablo Villavicencio over the weekend, allowing the husband and father of two to...

UPDATE: Judge Temporarily Halts Deportation Of Pizza Deliveryman Pablo Villavicencio

UPDATE: Judge Temporarily Halts Deportation Of Pizza Deliveryman Pablo Villavicencio

Legal Aid Society Attorney Jennifer Williams holding the motion for a stay of deportation filed for Pablo Villavicencio on Friday (Gothamist) UPDATE: Pablo Villavicencio's imminent deportation was halted on Saturday, after a federal judge in Manhattan...

Pizza Deliveryman Will Likely Be Deported After Brooklyn Army Base Calls ICE On Himgalleryvideo

Pizza Deliveryman Will Likely Be Deported After Brooklyn Army Base Calls ICE On Him

A protest against the treatment of pizza deliveryman Pablo Villavicencio-Calderon ended with seven people in handcuffs and detained by police after some protesters blocked Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge. Villavicencio-Calderon, 35, was detained by U.S. Military Police...

Samantha Bee Apologizes Again For Ivanka Trump Insult: 'I Hate That This Distracted From More Important Issues'

Samantha Bee Apologizes Again For Ivanka Trump Insult: 'I Hate That This Distracted From More Important Issues'video

Screenshot via YouTube A week after crudely insulting Ivanka Trump in an attempt to draw attention to the plight of immigrant children being separated from their parents, late night talk show host Samantha Bee apologized for...

Brooklyn Army Base Orders Pizza, Calls ICE On Delivery Man

Brooklyn Army Base Orders Pizza, Calls ICE On Delivery Man

Pablo Villavicencio-Calderon An immigrant delivery worker from Ecuador faces deportation after bringing pizza to the Fort Hamilton military base in Bay Ridge on Friday. After being let onto the base around noon using his NYC municipal...

Pratt Students Design 'Playful Protest' Items For Undocumented Immigrants

Pratt Students Design 'Playful Protest' Items For Undocumented Immigrantsgallery

There are millions of undocumented immigrants across the country and an estimated 560,000 in New York City alone. But most designers haven’t given them much thought—until now. This semester, graduate students at Pratt Institute were posed a...

Photos: Dozens Arrested In Lower Manhattan Protesting Trump's DACA Decisiongallery

Photos: Dozens Arrested In Lower Manhattan Protesting Trump's DACA Decision

Surrounded by a crowd of thousands gathered in support of immigrants and enmity of President Donald Trump, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman delivered a rousing speech Tuesday evening, condemning Trump's decision to end the Obama-era immigration...

Activism In NYC This Week Starts With DACA Repeal Protest At Trump Tower

Activism In NYC This Week Starts With DACA Repeal Protest At Trump Tower

Seen at Monday's J'Ouvert (Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist) President Trump is expected to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy on Tuesday, ending deportation protections for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who arrived in...

NYers Rally For Mother Taking Sanctuary From Deportation In Washington Heights Church

NYers Rally For Mother Taking Sanctuary From Deportation In Washington Heights Church

Guerra, center, with daughters Dulce (right) and Daniela, and son David. (Courtesy Juan Carlos Ruiz) Last week, 33-year-old Amanda Morales Guerra sought sanctuary from federal immigration agents in a Washington Heights church with her three young...

Photos: 30 Immigrants Become Citizens 1,250 Feet Above Manhattangallery

Photos: 30 Immigrants Become Citizens 1,250 Feet Above Manhattan

Thirty people became U.S. citizens on Tuesday afternoon at a naturalization ceremony held on the 102nd floor of One World Trade Center. Featuring a keynote speech from former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara (who is a naturalized citizen...

Trump Endorses Legislation That Would Slash Legal Immigration In Half

Trump Endorses Legislation That Would Slash Legal Immigration In Half

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed controversial legislation that would slash annual legal immigration to the United States in half over the next decade, from over 1 million people to roughly 500,000....

Anonymous Donation Secures Immigrant Defense Funding Without Restrictions

Anonymous Donation Secures Immigrant Defense Funding Without Restrictions

Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito shaking hands on the FY 2018 Budget in June. When this photo was taken, no agreement had been reached on immigrant defense funding. (City Hall Flickr) An injection of...

Federal Judge Rules Grandparents & Other Relatives Are Exempt From Latest Travel Ban

Federal Judge Rules Grandparents & Other Relatives Are Exempt From Latest Travel Ban

New Yorkers marching against the latest version of the travel ban in Union Square last month. (Emma Whitford / Gothamist) Relatives of American citizens from six majority-Muslim countries will no longer be selectively barred from the...

Existing Rules To Regulate ICE Officers In Courts Are 'Pretty Much Useless,' Lawyers Say

Existing Rules To Regulate ICE Officers In Courts Are 'Pretty Much Useless,' Lawyers Say

Queens Criminal Court, where ICE agents were spotted this month. (via Facebook) While immigrant advocates continue to raise the alarm about a 2017 spike in Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York City courthouses, the...

New 'Hamilton Mixtape' Music Video Artfully Slams Trump's Immigration Policiesvideo

New 'Hamilton Mixtape' Music Video Artfully Slams Trump's Immigration Policies

Lin-Manuel Miranda might have ditched Hamilton for the bright lights of Hollywood, but he's still using his mega-hit musical to make a political stand. Today he released the music video for "Immigrants (We Get The Job Done),"...

Courthouse ICE Arrests Are Making Immigrants 'Sitting Ducks,' Lawyers Warn

Courthouse ICE Arrests Are Making Immigrants 'Sitting Ducks,' Lawyers Warn

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) A 2017 spike in Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York City courthouses is scaring immigrants who might otherwise attend a scheduled court appearance or seek legal assistance, according to a...

NYC Warns Undocumented Immigrants About Sinister '10-Year-Visa Scam'

NYC Warns Undocumented Immigrants About Sinister '10-Year-Visa Scam'

(Julius Motal/Gothamist) The city's Department of Consumer Affairs is warning immigrants that scammers are trying to exploit their attempts to get legal status by falsely telling them they can get a visa after living in the...

Federal Immigration Agent Allegedly Inquired About 4th Grader At Queens Public School

Federal Immigration Agent Allegedly Inquired About 4th Grader At Queens Public School

P.S. 58 in Maspeth (Google Street View) A federal agent from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services went to a public school in Maspeth, Queens and allegedly asked about a student, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio's...

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