EyeOpeners

EyeOpeners is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, grassroots anti-violence youth rights organization. We foster youth development by improving relations across all social barriers & proactively organizing for social change!

EyeOpeners grew out of the Port Richmond Anti-Violence Task Force and is coordinated through El Centro del Inmigrante. We are sponsored by the Latino Civic Association, Project Hospitality and St. Mary of the Assumption Church. For More Information Contact Jose Mejia at:
[email protected] or (646)-725-8337

Operating as usual

U.S. judge blocks new applicants to program that protects undocumented ‘Dreamers’ who arrived as children 08/10/2021

U.S. judge blocks new applicants to program that protects undocumented ‘Dreamers’ who arrived as children

U.S. judge blocks new applicants to program that protects undocumented ‘Dreamers’ who arrived as children Ruling allows immigrants already protected through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to keep it.

U.S. judge blocks new applicants to program that protects undocumented ‘Dreamers’ who arrived as children 08/07/2021

U.S. judge blocks new applicants to program that protects undocumented ‘Dreamers’ who arrived as children

U.S. judge blocks new applicants to program that protects undocumented ‘Dreamers’ who arrived as children Ruling allows immigrants already protected through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to keep it.

07/02/2021

Vacunas hoy en 260 Port Richmond Avenue!!!
No cita, no tiene seguro medico NO HAY PROBLEMA. Le ayudamos a completar las formas de consentimiento. De 12 años en adelante se pueden vacunar.

Photos from EyeOpeners's post 06/12/2021

Congratulations to Nafiul Bahri Eye Opener alum and member of the Staten Island Immigrant Youth Leadership on his graduation from City College! Leaders lead!

06/06/2021

Congratulations and best wishes to Eye Opener co-founder Érica Pérez & her husband Eddie on the birth of their daughter Elina Victoria! Welcome to the world Elyeopener Elina!

Congratulations and best wishes to Eye Opener co-founder Érica Pérez & her husband Eddie on the birth of their daughter Elina Victoria! Welcome to the world Elyeopener Elina!

06/04/2021

Congratulations to Eye opener youth leader Rey Mendez on his graduation from Borough of Manhattan Community College!

Congratulations to Eye opener youth leader Rey Mendez on his graduation from Borough of Manhattan Community College!

Biden permitirá que estudiantes universitarios indocumentados accedan a las ayudas de emergencia por la pandemia de COVID-19 05/17/2021

Biden permitirá que estudiantes universitarios indocumentados accedan a las ayudas de emergencia por la pandemia de COVID-19

Biden permitirá que estudiantes universitarios indocumentados accedan a las ayudas de emergencia por la pandemia de COVID-19 Decenas de miles de dreamers y alumnos universitarios internacionales podrán acceder a becas contempladas en las legislaciones de estímulo, pero que les fueron negadas por Trump. “Queremos asegurarnos de que todos los estudiantes tengan la oportunidad de retomar el camino y recuperarse", dijo el...

Photos from EyeOpeners's post 05/17/2021

Congratulations to Alvin Sánchez! St Peter’s High School, 2014; St Francis College, 2018: BS in Biology; 2021 graduate of Rutgers University! Masters in Biomedical Science!

Daughter of Purepecha, Mexican tribe earns full ride to Harvard 04/17/2021

Daughter of Purepecha, Mexican tribe earns full ride to Harvard

Daughter of Purepecha, Mexican tribe earns full ride to Harvard   Elizabeth Esteban’s mother’s first language is the Purepecha dialect from Michoacan, Mexico, she is expressing how proud she is of her daughter for being accepted to Harvard on a full ride s…

Photos from El Centro del Inmigrante's post 04/14/2021

Photos from El Centro del Inmigrante's post

02/20/2021
02/20/2021

Si siempre soñó con ir a la Universidad, pero necesita financiamiento, en
CUNY tiene la oportunidad de estudiar con la beca TheDream.us
Scholarship y otras ayudas financiera.

02/13/2021

Cambio de horario a 7pm
Change in schedule to 7pm

This student just became the first Latino DACA recipient to win the Rhodes Scholarship. He says it's all because of his elementary school teacher 02/07/2021

This student just became the first Latino DACA recipient to win the Rhodes Scholarship. He says it's all because of his elementary school teacher

This student just became the first Latino DACA recipient to win the Rhodes Scholarship. He says it's all because of his elementary school teacher In second grade, Santiago Potes walked into Marina Esteva's gifted and talented classroom at Sweetwater Elementary School in Miami, Florida, for the first time.

www1.nyc.gov 12/13/2020

Usa una cobertura facial

www1.nyc.gov Evita la propagación de COVID-19.

12/06/2020

Judge orders restoration of DACA, opening immigration program to new applicants for first time since 2017

One million undocumented immigrant teens and young adults who qualify for DACA on paper could apply for the Obama-era protections from deportation following the court order.

washingtonpost.com 12/04/2020

Federal judge restores DACA, orders DHS to accept first-time applications from immigrants

washingtonpost.com ‘Dreamers’ will be allowed to apply for protection after judge rules that DHS order was not valid.

11/14/2020

El Centro del Inmigrante

10/30/2020

Eye Opener co-founder Érica Santiago, LMSW

It is #ChampionChooseday! NYC Smoke-Free is highlighting Erica D. Perez, the New York City Teen Connection Staten Island Community Engagement Coordinator for all of the support she has given in connecting with young people all over Staten Island!

Check out why Erica has been motivated to collaborate with us:
NYC Teens Connection focuses on sexual health & reproductive justice with youth. We believe in meeting the needs holistically of the young people we serve. Partnering and working with NYC Smoke- Free was an obvious correlation to speaking to the pressures that surround the youth we serve. We have enjoyed taking part in their informational presentations and we are always willing to be surveyed to assist with getting credible information from young people about the types of smoking pressures they may be experiencing in their communities.

Thank you for bring a Champion & thank you for your service!

10/29/2020

NYC Smoke-Free at Public Health Solutions

It is #ChampionChooseday! NYC Smoke-Free is highlighting Erica D. Perez, the New York City Teen Connection Staten Island Community Engagement Coordinator for all of the support she has given in connecting with young people all over Staten Island!

Check out why Erica has been motivated to collaborate with us:
NYC Teens Connection focuses on sexual health & reproductive justice with youth. We believe in meeting the needs holistically of the young people we serve. Partnering and working with NYC Smoke- Free was an obvious correlation to speaking to the pressures that surround the youth we serve. We have enjoyed taking part in their informational presentations and we are always willing to be surveyed to assist with getting credible information from young people about the types of smoking pressures they may be experiencing in their communities.

Thank you for bring a Champion & thank you for your service!

09/30/2020
09/10/2020
08/07/2020
07/07/2020

Staten Island Immigrants Council

Youth to Power!
Organized by our member Bait-ul Jamaat - House of Community

msnbc.com 07/04/2020

Riot police confront peaceful violin vigil for Elijah McClain with pepper spray

msnbc.com Chris Hayes: “People congregated to pay tribute to him, to call for accountability for his death, and to play their violins in his honor. And then Aurora police basically recreated the dynamic of McClain's death.”

07/01/2020

El Centro del Inmigrante

Eye Openers Youth Against Violence and SI Immigrant Youth Council will be interviewed on NY1 Spectrum News at 9 PM on youth fears after the murder of George Floyd.

Eye Openers Jóvenes Contra la Violencia y el Consejo Juvenil de Inmigrantes de Staten Island serán entrevistados por NY1 Spectrum a las 9pm acerca de sus preocupaciones siguiendo la muerte de George Floyd.

silive.com 06/21/2020

New West Brighton mural supports Black Lives Matter, frontline DACA workers

silive.com The public art is on the side of La Canasta restaurant.

06/20/2020

JM Custom Art Studio

🎨🖌At last, here is my first politcal piece. I created this piece in support of BLM and all those who have experienced racisim, have been discriminated against or treated differently just because of the color of their skin or where they come from. I grew up in a mixed neighborhood, I saw it all happen at a young age and I personally have had different experiences with discrimination. At this time, we all have to step up and stand by our brothers and sisters. I wanted send a message to you all, letting you know I hear you. I support you. I stand with you.
And thank you to Terry T***a and La Canasta Restaurant for putting together an amazing event and giving me an opportunity to share this with the world.

🎨🖌Por fin, aquí está mi primera pieza política. Creé esta pieza en apoyo de BLM y todos aquellos que han experimentado racisim, han sido discriminados o tratados de manera diferente solo por el color de su piel o de dónde provienen. Crecí en un barrio mixto, vi que todo sucedía a una edad temprana y personalmente he tenido diferentes experiencias con la discriminación. En este momento, todos tenemos que dar un paso al frente y apoyar a nuestros hermanos y hermanas. Quería enviarles un mensaje a todos, haciéndoles saber que los escucho. Te apoyo. Estoy contigo
Y gracias a Terry T***a y La Canasta Restaurant por organizar un evento increíble y darme la oportunidad de compartirlo con el mundo.

#art #statenisland #nyc #murals #statenislandstrong #statenislandart #blacklivesmatter #support #blm #givingback #streetart #mural #juneteenth #collaboration #artist #Jmcustomart #jmcustomartstudio @ La Canasta / Tienda Mexicana de Frutas y Verduras

wsj.com 05/23/2020

Trump Administration Changes Rules for Migrant Children During Pandemic

wsj.com The Trump administration is reversing longstanding policies on children and families who come into the U.S. illegally, citing laws and court rulings related to the coronavirus pandemic as reasons for changes it has long sought.

washingtonpost.com 05/14/2020

Under Trump border rules, U.S. has granted refuge to just two people since late March, records show

washingtonpost.com Emergency restrictions that have shuttered the U.S. immigration system have blocked almost all people seeking humanitarian protection at the southern border.

theguardian.com 05/14/2020

He lived in the US for 40 years. Then he became the first to die from Covid-19 in immigration jail

theguardian.com Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia’s death in San Diego last week was preventable, his sister says, as coronavirus has infected hundreds in Ice detention

newsweek.com 05/14/2020

I'm an immigration attorney ill with COVID-19. But it's my clients' lives I fear for the most | Opinion

newsweek.com My clients in immigration detention tell me it feels like being a dog in an animal shelter, not knowing if their neighbor was adopted or euthanized.

capricornscience.com 05/10/2020

One of the photos is from Auschwitz, the other from Arizona.

capricornscience.com Yesterday’s news reported that now 100,000 children are being held captive in camps. If I may add they are concentration camps. The US government has seen it fit to use state hired lawyers to…

05/01/2020

New Sanctuary Coalition

A federal judge calls what ICEGOV is doing, “Cruel and Unusual Punishment.”

“‘Citing conditions that amount to ”cruel and unusual punishment,” a Miami federal judge ordered U.S. immigration authorities Thursday night to release hundreds of detainees held at three South Florida detention centers.

In a strongly worded 12-page order filed late Thursday, U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has acted with “deliberate indifference” to the condition of its detainees. She ordered the agency to report to her within three days how it plans to cut its non-criminal and medically vulnerable populations by the hundreds.

The judge also ordered the agency to submit weekly reports on the releases. After 10 days, ICE is to begin filing twice-weekly reports. Within two days, she ordered, ICE shall also provide masks to all detainees and replace them once a week.

Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/immigration/article242399751.html#storylink=cpy

02/23/2020

Ban Assault Weapons NOW

Unbearable agony. That's the only way I know how to describe what I felt the day my 14-year-old daughter, Jaime, was murdered running down the hallway at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, trying to escape a gunman with an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle. That day – and that feeling – changed me forever.

The next morning, I decided to be the father who finally breaks the back of the gun lobby, who takes on this movement as my life's mission. That’s why I’m fighting alongside Ban Assault Weapons NOW to get the weapon used to kill my daughter out of our communities once and for all.

But passing this lifesaving ban is going to take all of us coming together to stop the gun lobby, and I need your help today. With time running out before our midnight deadline, we’re still falling way short of our $10,000 goal. Will you rush a donation right now to help us pass a constitutional ban on assault weapons?

– Fred Guttenberg (Father of Jaime Guttenberg)

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100 Park Ave
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