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JHISN Newsletter 05/23/2020

Dear Friends, Greetings to you as spring returns to warm us all again. We are learning how to change seasons in a pandemic. How to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan while physically distancing. How to have birthdays while staying-at-home. We will mark Memorial Day in the shadow of over 6000 coronavirus deaths in the Read More


Petition for Ferdoushi Sharif

Ferdoushi Sharif is a Jackson Heights resident and the mother of two daughters, both US citizens. In 2017, Ferdoushi’s husband Bablu Sharif reported for his annual check-in with ICE but was taken into custody and deported to Bangladesh. Now Ferdoushi is also threatened with deportation. Read More



An Open Letter to Democrats

In recent days, we’ve heard prominent Democrats talking about the need for the Party to prove that it’s “strong on border security.” Some Democratic politicians have actually advocated letting Donald Trump build his obscene wall as part of an overall budget deal. Others want to spend billions of dollars on drones, on increasing the size Read More


Petition for Alfredo Flores

In July 2018, the bus Alfredo was taking to Seattle to visit his brother crossed briefly and unexpectedly into Canada, and Alfredo was detained by immigration authorities in Buffalo for 20 days. Read More