This edition: Immigration Today: New York City StoriesTweet
Original tape date: June 30, 2017.
First aired: September 4, 2017.
Over 3 million New York residents were born in another country. New York's historical status as a hub of immigration is as true today as it ever was. And as immigration policies are increasingly in the news cycle, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism took a look at the real lives of contemporary New York City immigrants: the stories behind the statistics.
Benjamin Undocumented Immigrant
Dermot Undocumented Immigrant
Myrna Undocumented Immigrant
Naim Akonjee Victim's Son
Shahrin Azim Muslim Activist, Women's Initiative for Self-Empowerment (WISE)
Rosa Chilquirro Director, Pathways to Work
Kobir Chowdhury President, Community Leader, Masjid Al-Aman
Bara Diokhane Retired Senegalese Lawyer & Civil Rights Activist
Isseu Diouf Campbell Communications Director, Senegalese Association of America
Jessica Greenberg Immigration Lawyer, African Services Committee
Julie Ae Kim Representative, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
Bitta Mostofi Assistant Commissioner, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
Alizabeth Newman Director of Immigrant Initiatives, CUNY School of Law
Ronald Ritzie Sculptor
Anna Shtorm Russian Immigrant Artist
Geoff Trenchard Attorney, New Sanctuary Coalition
Sergey Yermolaev Art Student