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Fighting to End Immigrant Detention and Deportation

February 16, 2012

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After his own wrongful arrest, Abraham Paulos comes face to face with the reality of the criminal justice system as it affects immigrants. He narrowly escaped immigrant detention, but with two prior convictions he is still at risk. Read More

Activists call for more alternatives to immigrant detention

December 1, 2011

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Two years ago, Alu Ibrahim, 30, fled civil war in his native country Sudan to seek refuge in the United States. Following U.S. immigration law, Ibrahim identified himself as an asylum seeker to immigration officials and was detained immediately at an airport in Texas. After spending two years in detention, Ibrahim begged a Texas immigration […]

New Park a Nightmare for Jackson Heights businesses

November 10, 2011

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A new park on what was a busy 37 th road in Jackson Heights, Queens, is putting local stores along the route out of business. Since the road was closed on September 20, businesses say customers are no longer coming,resulting in a 60 to 70 percent reduction in sales. Some of the 300 stores on […]

Making more with less

October 31, 2011

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Making ends meet on a tight budget is a difficult task for any cook. But when there are 500 to 700 mouths to feed every day, it becomes even trickier. Akanni Demazio, 29, is doing just that. He has been a chef at Food Bank for New York City’s community kitchen in Harlem for the past four years, but this […]