The vote was also applauded by commissioner of NYC Immigrant Affairs, Bitta Mostofi, who stated: ‘At a time when the federal government is engaged in divisive policies and racist rhetoric, we are proud to have worked within the administration with the council to show that there is a better way, one that recognizes the humanity of New Yorkers.’ … [Read more...] about New York City Outlaws Use of ‘Alien,’ ‘Illegal Immigrant’; All Now Referred to as ‘Noncitizens’
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Derek Ross, 22, graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee a few weeks ago. He also interned for Citibank last summer; the position led to a full-time job. It’s remote for now, but he plans to move with a roommate he found on Facebook. Like Ruth, he also did not realize how much he liked the city until he returned home to Wisconsin. … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Is Fleeing New York City. These People Can’t Wait to Move In.
According to the New York Post, approximately 200 people were arrested late Friday and early Saturday in protests in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. They were in response to the death of Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minneapolis. Video taken at the scene showed an officer kneeling on the handcuffed man's neck before he died. … [Read more...] about De Blasio promises ‘independent review’ after anti-cop riots in New York City
Meanwhile, in New York City — the epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S. — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that “2,260 social distancing ambassadors and supervisors” will be deployed throughout the city to help monitor parks, beaches and other areas where overcrowding might happen and encourage people to maintain proper social distancing. … [Read more...] about ‘How this goes is up to all of us’: Parts of New York and other states reopen, but Cuomo urges caution
In this photo provided by Khadijah, firefighters work to contain the flames from a New York City Police Department van ablaze, Friday, May 29, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, amid a protest of the death of George Floyd in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. (Khadijah via AP) … [Read more...] about NYPD van set on fire in Brooklyn as anti-cop rage boils over in New York