JHISN Newsletter 12/31/2022

We look back on recent activism of local immigrant groups, the ongoing struggle to dismantle the US detention and deportation system, and report on what a ‘true’ alternative to detention might be while remembering that over 23,000 immigrants are currently in detention. Read More

JHISN Newsletter 12/17/2022

This week we take a look at the shifting political affiliations of Asian-American New Yorkers, as the Republican party makes inroads with promises of ‘law and order’. And we briefly introduce you to a recent series of public podcasts, featuring the voices and storytelling of people of Asian descent here in Queens.   Read More

JHISN Newsletter 12/03/2022

his week’s newsletter offers a report on how the city is handling the unexpected influx of an estimated 5–7000 newly-enrolled students in NYC public schools, the majority of them recent immigrant arrivals.  Read More

JHISN Newsletter 11/12/2022

We report this week on the current impasse in NYC street vendors’ fight for legal rights and municipal support. We also take a look at the housing justice work of Chhaya in the wake of the fatal storm last year that killed 11 basement tenants, including families here in Central Queens.   Read More

JHISN Newsletter 10/29/2022

Our newsletter this week features an in-depth article on the status of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). The fate of tens of thousands of young DACA recipients here in New York is at stake as legislative and judicial wrangling continues, and real lives are upended by uncertainty and the threat of deportation.   Read More

JHISN Newsletter 10/15/2022

In this newsletter, we celebrate a season of debt relief for taxi workers—the triumphant result of years of resolute organizing, sacrifice, and deep solidarity. And we challenge the revival of austerity politics, which aims to keep us frozen in a winter of injustice and income inequality. Read More