JHISN Newsletter 07/06/2024

It can be hard to maintain optimism as fascism and climate disaster advance across the globe, including in the US. But then we’re reminded that those who must fight back, do fight back—and claim victories. As we publish, word arrives that 309,000 “unauthorized” migrants from Haiti have gained extension and reauthorization of Temporary Protected Status, allowing them to remain in the US until at least 2026. Read More

JHISN Newsletter 06/08/2024

Our first article describes the making of “Brought from Home,” a set of documentary photographs of mementos that Latin American immigrants bring with them. Our second article offers an update on the proposed casino project in Flushing, as a billionaire’s dream of profit threatens immigrant neighborhoods and local economies here in Central Queens.   Read More

JHISN Newsletter 05/25/2024

This week’s newsletter highlights Make the Road NY as they release their vision for New York City—in budget numbers and policy priorities. We then offer a broad review of recent national surveys on immigration, situating them within a longer US history of fear-mongering and false perceptions. Read More

JHISN Newsletter 05/11/2024

It is a pleasure to offer you two stories from the beating heart of immigrant justice and immigrant culture. First, we highlight the work of a local grassroots advocate working to smooth the arrival of new migrants to NYC. Next, we look at two decades of dance and music training offered by the Pachamama folklore program here in our neighborhood. Read More

JHISN Newsletter 04/27/2024

This week we report on the attempt by a billionaire to build a casino in Queens on designated parkland—a project that would disproportionately affect working-class immigrant communities. We then take a look at recent court decisions and moves by the federal government regarding TPS that can strengthen or weaken legal protections for neighbors here in Jackson Heights.  Read More

JHISN Newsletter 04/06/2024

We bring you news this week from the community frontlines of immigrant justice, highlighting the recent work of DRUM. We then offer a frightening look at the publicized plans for the Department of Homeland Security of the notorious Project 2025, a right-wing fever dream should the Republican party control the White House after the next election.  Read More