Posts Tagged ‘immigration’

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NeighborhoodChatter —Compiled by Adel Manoukian, Alissa Fleck and Paul Bisceglio Is Canal Street ‘Manhattan’s Next Great Retail Frontier’? When most New Yorkers think of Canal Street, they probably don’t think of quality retail. Melinda Miller of Winick Realty Group, however, wants to usher in a new era for the downtown commercial street. “For Canal Street, it’s [&hellip
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NYC’s Young Undocumented Immigrants Get New Chance For Work Permits

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Photo by cfpereda, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. By Paul Bisceglio   “Finally,” Evelyn Medina told the Huffington Post on Tuesday as she walked out of the Honduran Consulate. With newly-minted passport in hand, the 23-year-old social work student was ready to join young undocumented immigrants across the city — and nation — in applying for a permit to remain and work in [&hellip
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Show Me Your Papers (Or Die Trying): A French Perspective on Racial Profiling

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As debates surrounding the Supreme Court’s decision to amend Arizona’s SB 1070 Immigration law rage on, immigrant communities around the country have expressed concern that the “show me your paper” provision will lead to racial profiling. Meanwhile, defenders of the law, including Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, have argued that policemen are trained not to profile [&hellip
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Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona’s Immigration Law not a Victory for Immigrant Communities

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On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that largely amends Arizona’s controversial 2010 anti-immigration law. However, despite ruling out several important elements, the court upheld the “show me your papers” provision, which authorizes police officers to operate random identity checks on “suspicious” persons. By Laurent Berstecher   The Court ruled out three key provisions [&hellip
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COMMITTEE HEARING FOR VENDOR BILL

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On Nov. 4, the City Council’s consumer affairs and immigration committees held a joint hearing on a number of bills regarding city vendors, including a bill sponsored by Council Member Gale Brewer and nine other Council members. The legislation would prohibit vendors from leaving their wares and tables unattended on the sidewalk or public space [&hellip
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