JHISN Newsletter 02/25/2023

We report this week on a new federal program to reorganize the sponsorship of refugees in the US, The ‘Welcome Corps’. At the same time, we highlight the current migrant emergency in NYC as tens of thousands arrive in the city, many transported as part of a Republican plan to strain resources, undermine asylum-seekers, and embarrass municipal leaders. It’s working.     Read More

JHISN Newsletter 02/11/2023

We report on the ongoing demand for the establishment of an official NYC school holiday to mark Diwali—a major holiday celebrated by many communities here in Jackson Heights. And we highlight the unprecedented number of immigration cases backed up in our dysfunctional US immigration system.  Read More

JHISN Newsletter 01/28/2023

We are excited to bring you news about Damayan—a local immigrant justice group that some of our readers already know well. We also introduce you to public events organized by the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility housed at The New School, with a summary of their recent webinar on US border politics and Biden’s new asylum policy.   Read More

JHISN Newsletter 01/14/2023

We look at two local struggles to generate security and empowerment for immigrant workers: day laborers, and those excluded from the unemployment system. Our first article reports on Worker Centers and the leading role of NICE. Our second article announces a new movement launched by the Fund Excluded Workers Coalition. Read More

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