Tag: New York Votes

Anna Dziubek rings the doorbell while canvassing for State Senator Joseph Addabbo in Masbeth, Queens. (Photo: Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska)
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Immigrants A Key Force Behind Union Electoral Power

In New York, just as certain job sectors are dominated by immigrants, so are the unions representing workers in those fields. Many are new citizens who enthusiastically participate in the electoral process and are an important asset for local candidates.

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A bilingual sign promoting voting in the Chinese American community - Photo: Larry Tung
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Voter Associations Work to Turn Out Asian Americans in New York’s Election

With help from grassroots groups, Asian Americans are becoming a rising force in New York City politics. Watch Larry Tung’s video documenting their ascent.

City Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez with Valerio (Photo: Monika Fabian)
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Fear Over Secure Communities: More Immigrants Will Be Lost in Detention System

New York City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez says he will introduce a resolution calling on Governor Paterson to remove New York from the controversial immigration enforcement program known as Secure Communities.

The Secure Communities program sends fingerprints to a DHS database to check for immigration status. (Photo: Jeff Eaton/flickr)

More Confusion Over Secure Communities: Did NY Make a Special Deal with Washington?

It’s not clear if New York has the power to opt out of the federal program designed to find and deport undocumented immigrants who have committed serious crimes. Immigrant advocates say Secure Communities is being used against people who only committed minor offenses.

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Immigrant Advocacy Groups Work to ‘Get Out the Vote’

Part of the effort is encouraging new citizens to represent those who can’t vote at the polls–the undocumented.

Gillibrand's evolution: "On the Immigrant Side" read El Diario's cover on October 18, 2010

Gillibrand Vows to Take on Immigration Reform

NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was initially attacked by immigrant groups for not being sensitive to their issues. Now, as she runs for reelection, she’s reaching out to Hispanic voters and gave El Diario/La Prensa an exclusive interview.

The purported mission of Secure Communities is to deport dangerous criminals living in the U.S. illegally. (Photo: foreverdigital/flickr)
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Immigrant Advocates to Paterson: Rescind Secure Communities

Secure Communities is a federal program designed to find and deport undocumented immigrants who have committed serious crimes like murder, kidnapping and crimes that threaten national security. But advocates say it makes immigrants less secure.

AG candidate Dan Donovan (right) with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and candidate for governor Andrew Cuomo at the Pulaski Parade in New York City

Half Polish & Catholic: AG Candidate Wants NY Polish Community to Know His Background

Republican Dan Donovan is running a pro-immigrant campaign, not very different than that of his opponent, Democrat Eric Schneiderman.

Sign at an immigration reform rally - Photo: Arasmus Photo
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Debate on Immigration: Helping Democrats or GOP?

The swirling political debate around undocumented immigrants and the lack of tangible progress on immigration reform is surely going to have an effect on the midterm elections–the question is what that effect will be.

Andrew Cuomo surrounded by Hispanic leaders - Photo: Catalina Jaramillo
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Cuomo and Hispanic Leaders: BFFs?

After a long silence from Andrew Cuomo regarding immigration in general and Latinos in particular, the candidate for governor finally addressed Hispanic leaders in New York this weekend.