New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is spearheading a coalition of mayors and leaders across the country in petitioning the Supreme Court to greenlight President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.*****
Melissa Mark-Viverito has boosted a flagship program, which seeks to provide representation and identification to undocumented people, and she has helped to foster the NYC municipal ID program.*****
The New York City Council on Thursday approved the use of municipal identification cards for undocumented immigrants in a substantial victory for city immigrant rights groups. The program will extend city services to an estimated 500,000 immigrants, regardless of citizenship status, thereby expanding access to services for undocumented immigrants.*****
The Spanish-language rappers that make up the duo Calle 13 -- frontman René Pérez Joglar and his brother Eduardo Cabra -- will be honored in New York City Thursday for their social activism and commentary on injustice, inequality and Puerto Rican issues, BuzzFeed reported.*****
Stop-and-frisk is the long endured practice whereby police officers in New York City have stopped and questioned hundreds of thousands of pedestrians, particularly African-Americans and Latinos;The program functions as sanctioned racial profiling and permitted discrimination.
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