Immigration Anniversary Action

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

The first anniversary of President Obama’s court-challenged executive action aimed at sparing millions of immigrants from deportation prompted events around the city – ranging from a demonstration at City Hall to a renewed push for the DREAM Act to the showcasing of new software that strives to simplify the complex citizenship application process. Our team covered a busy day for immigration advocates.

Dozens of New Yorkers who would qualify for immigration relief under Obama’s executive actions flocked to City Hall to call on the U.S. Supreme Court to remove the final legal barrier to the White House plan. Olivia Leach reports.

Immigrants Seek Supreme Relief from NYCity News Service on Vimeo.



Some 200 young undocumented immigrants fighting for state financial aid to better afford an education gathered at John Jay College of Criminal Justice for the second annual conference of the CUNY DREAMers. It marked the latest chapter in a  four-year battle to pass the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. Danni Santana reports.

Pursuing a Shared DREAM from NYCity News Service on Vimeo.


More than 700,000 people were sworn in as new citizens between October 2014 and September 2015. But they represented less than 10 percent of the estimated 8.8 million immigrants eligible for citizenship.

Immigration Advocates Network introduced a new beta version of its CitizenshipWorks software this month. It’s a step-by-step online service that helps simplify the complex citizenship application. Developers say the aim is to do for citizenship paperwork what TurboTax has done for tax preparation. Andrew Menezes reports.

From Software to Citizenship from NYCity News Service on Vimeo.

AudioFiles: Apolitical America

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
Voting statistics suggest millennials are apathetic when it comes to politics. The latest AudioFiles explores how some millennials are bucking the numbers by participating in the issues of our time. We visit a bacon festival (and animal rights rally!) in Williamsburg and a 20- and 30-somethings “watch party” of the second GOP debate. Our special guest is journalist Jere Van Dyke, and Brooklyn’s Workman Song joins us in the studio for a live set.

Hosted by: Gabriela Sierra Alonso
Stories by: Jack D’Isidoro, Emrys Eller and Lilly Knoepp
Produced by: Gabriela Sierra Alonso, Joseph Altobelli and Lilly Knoepp
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A Push to Help Ailing 9/11 Heroes

Friday, October 16th, 2015

For the past four years,  the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act has provided medical services for Ground Zero workers suffering from illnesses and injuries stemming from the terror attacks. Now, the availability of that help has been threatened by the measure’s Sept. 30 expiration.

Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Bronx, Queens) and Jerry Nadler (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn) and others are pushing to reauthorize the act, named after a first responder who died from a respiratory disease he contracted while working at Ground Zero.



Friday, May 29th, 2015

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

All Not Aboard on Bus Station

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Bronx Board Fires Manager

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Community Combines on Wish List

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Throwing a Political Party

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014