Tagged: immigration

The shifting nature of US immigration flows

Infographics by Christine Kim; Written by Sarah Amandolare The current immigration debate often positions newcomers to the US as a burden or drain on the system. There have even been suggestions of implementing “merit-based” admissions into the country. But the conversation around immigration typically fails to take into account what the Migration Policy Institute refers to as a “shift in composition of immigration flows over the past decade, with immigrants’ human capital rising sharply.” A report produced by the Institute in...

A Chilean immigrant on becoming a lawyer in the US

Written by Constanza Prieto I am a woman, lawyer and immigrant, and I am proud of that. Being an immigrant, even by personal choice, is always difficult and requires a lot of courage. I left Chile, my country, six years ago just after I finished law school. My reason for leaving Chile was a mix between following my love and developing a career as an international lawyer. I lived for almost four years in Paris where I hold a master’s...

Send us your #ToImmigrantsWithLove messages

  Join New Women New Yorkers in showing NYC immigrants that we stand with them. Send us your #ToImmigrantsWithLove notes and photos to combat negative and divisive rhetoric with messages of love and support! On International Women’s Day (March 8), we will share them with the young immigrant women participating in our programs and our online communities. Launch of LEAD Spring series This week we’re launching the first 2017 series of our LEAD workforce development program at the NYPL Mid-Manhattan Library, with 19 young immigrant women from 10...

A look at NWNY’s 2016 Winter Bash

Written by Anna Archibald   Three LEAD graduates enjoying the 2016 Winter Bash with another guest. On December 10, New Women New Yorkers hosted more than 100 guests at its second annual Winter Bash at the Starr Bar in Bushwick. The event not only celebrated an incredibly successful year for NWNY — the organization’s second year serving young immigrant women in NYC — but all the proceeds from the event went directly to the organization’s newest initiative, LEAD for New...