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NYC Enforcement Against Street Vendors Picks Up Again After Pandemic Lull

Since June, the city’s Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), which took over inspecting duties from the police this year, has conducted 1,508 street vending inspections and issued 424 tickets, slightly surpassing NYPD’s three-month average number of civil citations prior to the pandemic.

Chinatown Primary category in which blog post is published

This Chinatown Street Has Been Shut Down Since 9/11, and Residents Are Fed Up

Residents hope a new city councilmember may bring back the fight to open Park Row

New York Immigrant Communities Primary category in which blog post is published

Tax Preparers Charge Up to $600 To Send Applications for the Excluded Workers Fund

Tax preparers are taking advantage of The Excluded Workers Fund to charge immigrants for preparing applications, a service nonprofits offer for free

Politics Primary category in which blog post is published

Cuomo’s Pardon Saved This Woman From Deportation, but the Process Is Still a Mystery

In a final act as Governor, Andrew Cuomo pardoned Catherine Valdez and four others, staving off their deportations for now

Labor Primary category in which blog post is published

Undocumented Construction Worker Falls to His Death and Developers Deny It

How the death of a construction worker, publicized in the local media, upended the life of a Mexican immigrant family in Queens.

Housing Primary category in which blog post is published

Evicted at 62: Crowd Supports Elder Tenant Against One of Chinatown’s Largest Landlords

“All of my belongings were in there. I am angry that they tricked me, even though I was told by social workers and the NYPD that they could not evict me,” Lichang Wang told Documented.

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Mentorship Opportunities for Immigrant Youth in New York

Studies have shown that a healthy relationships between mentors and mentees can lead to personal development, high self-esteem, higher grades, and better social responsibility. Here is a list of organizations and programs serving students of under-represented communities in NY.

Immigration Detention Primary category in which blog post is published

New Jersey is the First East Coast State to Ban Further Contracts with ICE

New Jersey will no longer allow public or private entities to enter into new contracts to house detained immigrants in the state