Staff Series: Mozeak Speaks

May 18th, 2017

André Mozeak, Civic Engagement Fellow

The NYIC's Civic Engagement Fellow, André Mozeak, works to engage immigrant New Yorkers in the political process through initiatives like our Student Voter Registration Day. Here, he shares his thoughts on living in Queens, working at the NYIC, the new year and the new administration.

Member Highlights – Adhikaar, AAANY, NMCIR

May 18th, 2017

At the NYIC, our member organizations are among our strongest assets. The NYIC’s 135 member organizations serve diverse immigrant communities from across the globe, creating a transnational resource web of individuals, cultures, and organizations.

We had these communities in mind when we created our Member Highlight series.

New Fee Waiver Available for Naturalization!

May 18th, 2017

The office of the Federal Register has announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be changing the fees for immigration and naturalization benefit requests, which are processed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

The naturalization (Form N-400) fee will have three levels.

Immigrant Roots: Italo Medelius

May 18th, 2017

My name is Italo Medelius and I’m from Lima, Peru, originally. I come from a family of Italian descent, my grandfather was born in Italy, and he was the one that named me. My mom’s side of the family is Italian, and my grandfather married a native Peruvian woman, my grandmother. My father’s side is German, so that’s where the Medelius comes from.

Register to Vote in Person on October 15!

May 18th, 2017

Missed the Deadline?
Register to Vote in Person on October 15!

If you missed the deadline to register by mail or at the DMV, you can register to vote in person at the following sites on Saturday, October 15 2016 from 1pm to 9 pm.


Immigrants Roots: Lawrence Bureh

May 17th, 2017

Lawrence Bureh, a Sierra Leonean on TPS, shares his story with the NYIC.

Lawrence at the NYIC Office

What are some things you’ve enjoyed or found positive about living in New York?

In my community, everyone is working hard either to support their family here and back home, to pay bills or go to school and this encourages me to work harder to provide a better life for myself and my family.

NYIC Member Highlight: Arab American Association of New York

May 17th, 2017

NYIC Member Highlight:
Arab American Association of New York

On a cold, blustery November morning, 140 women from gathered at the Beit al-Maqdis Islamic Center in Brooklyn to air their grievances. Since the presidential election, the Arab American community in South Brooklyn has experienced increased harassment and hostility from anti-Muslim and Islamophobic community members.

NYIC Membership Highlight: ADHIKAAR

May 17th, 2017

Adhikaar, meaning "Rights" in Nepali, is a powerful community of activists, organizers, and community members. Its boisterous red facade jumps out on a quiet Woodside block, and reflects the energy of its members. Inside, dozens of Nepali immigrants are receiving services, learning English, getting legal help, and using the space for community support.

Need legal assistance?

Call the NYS Immigration Hotline at 1-800-566-7636 or view our directory of service providers here