Immigration Advocacy Groups Fill Legal Cracks in the Age of Trump

Yolanda Cordillo* was asleep when Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials entered her apartment and apprehended her one early spring morning in 2015. She still recalls how her two children, ages three and five, clung to her legs while begging the officers to release their mother. But Cordillo, a native of Ecuador, had missed a…

What’s Next for Undocumented Students?

When Thomas* was applying to colleges, his first choice, Columbia University, denied his application, inaccurately labeling him as an international student. Thomas is an undocumented immigrant whose family left the Dominican Republic just before his 6th birthday. He considers himself American, but due to his lack of citizenship, not everyone shares his sentiments. “When Donald…

Sounds of the Subway

My journey on the New York Subway System. During my travels from 14 St.-Union Sq. to Times Sq.-42 St., these are some of the things I saw and heard.

Dan Liu New York Fashion Week 2017

Dan Liu showcased his designs for the Autumn 2017/Winter 2018 season at the Skylight at Clarkson Square on Friday, February 10. The theme of his show was “The Fairy Tale of Autumn.”

Philadelphia March for Humanity

On Saturday, Philadelphians marched around the Center City district in protest of President Trump’s executive ban on refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim countries. The event? The Philadelphia March for Humanity.  Over 3,000 people attended the march. Those of all ages carried signs and chanted while walking the streets of Philadelphia to demand #SanctuaryEverywhere, the…

Death Doesn’t Always Have to Be Sad

Obituary writer Sam Roberts had just gotten a new assignment from his New York Times editor. “He said, ‘I just want to let you know that five Times reporters have written advanced obituaries on David Rockefeller…and they’re all dead,’” said Roberts, for the New York Times, speaking at a NYU journalism panel on Writing Death….

Night Court: It’s Not Just a TV Show

At 100 Centre St., the Manhattan Criminal Court operates until 5 p.m. and then everyone goes home. Wrong. From 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., the criminal court remains in session for “night court.” Manhattan Criminal Court is home to the more than 100,000 Manhattan arraignments annually. Everyone who is arrested must be arraigned within 24…