Posts Tagged ‘Citizenship’

Drawing of Destiny | Manhattan Times

Drawing of Destiny | Manhattan Times

State to cover citizenship application fee for 2,000 immigrants Story by Gregg McQueen This is a lottery like no other. New York State has unveiled a program that will cover the application fee for U.S. citizenship for an estimated 2,000 low-income immigrants, with winners to be selected by a lottery. The initiative, dubbed NaturalizeNY, is […]


With Legal Aid, Immigrant Advocates Turn Focus to Citizenship | NY Times

With Legal Aid, Immigrant Advocates Turn Focus to Citizenship | NY Times

By LIZ ROBBINS This election season, Sandra Ocampo is running her own campaign. Last week, Ms. Ocampo, 21, who immigrated from Nicaragua to Yonkers five years ago, showed up at a citizenship drive sponsored by the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights in Inwood. After having her photo taken at a nearby travel agency, Ms. […]


Stamp of approval | Manhattan Times

Stamp of approval | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Mónica Barnkow The day the two planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Juan Mariel Alcántara Peña made his decision. He would join the United States Army. Alcántara had moved to Washington Heights with his family from the Dominican Republic when he was just 5 years old. rowing up in Northern Manhattan, […]


From an ‘Undocumented’ Boyhood to a Doctorate | NY Times

From an ‘Undocumented’ Boyhood to a Doctorate | NY Times

By LIZ ROBBINS As Dan-el Padilla Peralta toggled fluidly between worlds for much of his life — ancient and modern, poor and privileged, Dominican and American — there were times when he managed to forget he was a child without a country. He found refuge in New York’s libraries, the Greek and Latin texts speaking […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Becoming an American Citizen, the Hardest Way | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Becoming an American Citizen, the Hardest Way | NY Times

By CLYDE HABERMAN Published: September 18, 2007 On an August day when some Iraqi’s homemade bomb tore through him, Cpl. Juan Mariel Alcántara became an American. He never got to appreciate the honor. A little-discussed detail of this war is that some of those fighting in it as soldiers of the United States are not […]


Junot Diaz Talks Citizenship, Education & Immigration On The Colbert Report

Junot Diaz Talks Citizenship, Education & Immigration On The Colbert Report


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Citizenship is on the horizon for Washington Heights woman — after 40 years in U.S. | NY Daily News

Citizenship is on the horizon for Washington Heights woman -- after 40 years in U.S. | NY Daily News

By Vera Chinese / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS It’s been more than 40 years since Barbara LeGrand, 77, arrived in Brooklyn from her native island of Curacao on a snowy November day. But the longtime Washington Heights resident, a retired home health aide, said she never applied for U.S. citizenship, in part because of the […]

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