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

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