Thursday Jun 02, 2016 | 0 comments
NJ Spotlight, an independent news organization focused on politics and public policy issues, will use its share of the money raised to produce a series of in-depth reports on the issues and policies that affect immigrant communities in New Jersey: their struggles, achievements, and the impact that immigrants and their families have in critical areas like education, healthcare, jobs, housing and more.
Meanwhile, the Center for Cooperative Media will distribute up to $8,500 in grant funding to pay for reporting on immigration issues in New Jersey, with an eye specifically toward supporting ethnic and community media organizations. We’re looking for personal stories about what it’s like to be an immigrant in New Jersey, as well as reporting on immigration issues affecting local ethnic communities.
Tuesday Mar 29, 2016 | 0 comments
I spent a sizable chunk of 2015 helping to coordinate Dirty Little Secrets, the Center for Cooperative Media’s first statewide collaborative reporting project. The experience taught me a lot.
Tuesday Feb 09, 2016 | 0 comments
Does New Jersey live up to Lady Liberty’s ideals?
New Jersey has historically opened itself to newcomers. After all, the Statue of Liberty stands on the New Jersey side of the harbor. With almost 2 million foreign-born residents, the only states with more immigrants per capita are California and New York.
Yet what makes New Jersey truly different is the diversity of our immigrant population.
Monday Apr 21, 2014 | 0 comments
e350 Video: Legal and Immigration Segment, DUI Tips (via Inside Out)
Wednesday Apr 02, 2014 | 0 comments
Kamila Kolodynska, 22, was born in Szprotawa, Poland. She lives in Leszno Gorne, Poland until she immigrated to the United States with her family when she was 10 years old. Her family immigrated to New Jersey to seek medical help for her older sister who has neurofibromatosis. Kamila lives in Clifton and attends Montclair State. She hopes to continue her studies in political science in the United States and to one day work in the immigration field to help others navigate the system.
This video was produced for The Immigration Project by Justin Guerrier, in association with documentary marker Beth Toni Kruvant, Guerrier graduated from Montclair State in May 2013 with a degree in Filmmaking and currently works for Brookdale Television as a production technician. He also works as a freelance producer, camera operator, sound mixer and editor.
Monday Dec 02, 2013 | 0 comments
Sandy Poses Special Problems for Immigrant Day Laborers Aiding Recovery Effort (via NJSpotlight)
“After Sandy, I went to work with a contractor doing a basement cleanup,” recalled Marcelo, a day laborer from Brazil who’s been living in the U.S. for the past seven years but didn’t want to give his last name because he’s not authorized…
Wednesday Nov 27, 2013 | 1 comment
‘Dream Act’ Advocates Accuse Christie of Reneging on Promise (via NJSpotlight)
Credit: Office of the Governor/Tim Larsen Gov. Chris Christie did something few Republicans have been able to do in recent years when he sailed to re-election earlier this month: He won a majority of the state’s Latino vote. Exit polls conducted by…
Thursday Nov 21, 2013 | 0 comments
Holding up a black-and-white election poster of father, since slain, Ibrahim Momin feels the same fate could be in store for him if the U.S. fails to grant him political asylum. Photo: Beverly Peterson. By J.M. RAHMAN, PATERSON TIMES Since 2009, when…
Monday Nov 18, 2013 | 0 comments
N.J. Senate approves bill granting in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants (via NJ.com)
TRENTON — A bill to offer in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants who grew up in New Jersey is continuing its progress towards Gov. Chris Christie’s desk. The state Senate today voted 25 to 12 to approve the controversial measure, which would…
Thursday Nov 07, 2013 | 0 comments
Jersey City touts ‘first in state’ immigrant affairs department (via NJ.com)
Tucked away inside a first-floor office in Jersey City City Hall is a new city department that Mayor Steve Fulop says is the first in the state to explicitly cater to immigrants. Dubbed the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the division is staffed by…
Monday Oct 28, 2013 | 0 comments
When employees of Ellis Island were finally able to make it back to the island last year after Hurricane Sandy devastated the region, they found a mess. The basement of Ellis Island’s museum was flooded. Brochures littered the grounds and covered…