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Astoria Characters: The 92-Year-Old Vet Fighting for His Wife

These days, Eddie Indellicati is playing a lot of solitaire. He sits at his computer in the living room of his apartment and silently moves the cards from one pile to another, trying to take his mind off his wife, Li Hong. Lili, as he affectionately calls her, is…

Trump Ban Halted But Borough Immigrant Groups Remain Vigilant

President Donald Trump’s immigration ban was temporarily halted last weekend after a federal appeals court denied the administration’s request to resume his executive order, but Queens immigrant groups said they are remaining vigilant in protecting undocumented members of their communities as the president mulls over his next move.

Information on Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order to prevent citizens from seven countries from entering the United States sent tremors of fear, dismay and anger through Queens, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse counties.

Astoria Characters: The Immigrants Advocate

“This is not a large number when you consider the number of immigrants in this country, he says. But it’s huge to the people we are working with.”

New Americans Give Thanks and Look Back

“The National Ethic Coalition of Organizations, known as NECO, teamed up with the Immigration Advocacy Services and the New York Immigration Coalition to honor the new Americans at a pre-Thanksgiving dinner to honor the newest Americans, the first of its kind.

Queens Immigration Task Force

The directory features the members of my Queens Immigration Task Force, a network of reputable social service providers and government agencies committed to promoting immigrant integration in Queens and New York City…

Give Me Astoria: Immigration Advocacy Services

Immigration Advocacy Services was founded 25 years ago , and in less than three decades they’ve helped more than 40,000 immigrants from over 122 countries pursue citizenship, green cards, sponsorship and much more.

Crisis at Home Leads to New Wave of Greek Immigrants

Numbers are hard to come by, but the signs of a Greek surge in Astoria are everywhere: Enrollment numbers are up at the local Greek-American elementary school. Greek restaurants are flooded with job applications.

Attracted to Astoria Again

“Greek-Americans and their children began moving out of Astoria decades ago, abandoning the Queens neighborhood that once boasted the world’s largest population of Hellenic immigrants for the suburbs or their homeland.” – Debra Gilmore, Director of IAS