Post Tagged with: "Barack Obama"

Immigrants Skeptical of Obama’s Commitment to Immigration Reform

Immigration, Politics, Video April 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm

The Polish publication Nowy Dziennik covered President Barack Obama’s interview with the Spanish television station Univision last week, in which he discussed immigration reform. Polish-Americans, like other immigrants, remain skeptical of the President’s promises, after what many consider a disappointing first term.

Filipino nurses protesting to save their jobs at the Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway, Queens. (Photo via Filipino Reporter)

Voices in Focus: Filipino Nurses Hit Hard by Peninsula Hospital Closure

Dominican, Immigration, Politics April 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Services on hand for immigrants seeking naturalization advice and prescription information; the 100 Filipino nurses from the shuttered Peninsula Hospital worry about their futures; a hyperlocal success story from Connecticut; a Dominican politician causes a small firestorm; and an Indian man convicted of supporting Hezbollah.

Opinion: Yo Decido… That The Deportations Will Continue

Opinion: Yo Decido… That The Deportations Will Continue

Latino, Politics March 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm

The Time Magazine headline, “Yo Decido; Why Latinos Will Pick the Next President,” caused a stir in the Latino press. In a column translated from La Tribuna Hispana, opinion-writer Lux Fer dismisses as empty flattery the idea of Latinos deciding major policy.

Opinion: Immigration Program’s End Does Little to Quell Concerns

In the News, Opinion, Politics February 29, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Although President Barack Obama has withdrawn funding for the controversial Section 287 (g) program, concerns still remain over the government’s treatment of immigrants.

The artist and youth mentor Danny Simmons was honored in The Local's daily Black History Month series.

Heroes of Past and Present Profiled for Black History Month

African, African American, Culture, Featured Posts February 20, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Throughout Black History Month, the community and ethnic media have celebrated the accomplishments of black Americans who defied the odds and achieved success.

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Korean Student is Early Beneficiary of New Policy Curtailing Deportation

East Asian, Immigration, New York February 16, 2012 at 11:24 am

The Korea Times profiled Hojun Lee, a student of Korean descent whose deportation was suspended as part of the Obama administration’s new policy of deprioritizing some deportation cases in favor of others.

Koreans note absence of North Korea from State of the Union

Koreans note absence of North Korea from State of the Union

East Asian, Politics February 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm

In his State of the Union address, President Obama did not mention North Korea, a stark absence compared to his prior speeches, notes New York Ilbo.

From left to right: Selena Maldonado, Djassi Julien, David Ocasio, Nicole Salazar, Jieegy Diawara, Peter Lam

Pre-teens talk Martin’s dream and modern day racism

African American, Culture, Education, New York January 13, 2012 at 2:37 pm

“Dr. King’s dream is still alive, but when I go online to YouTube, I see a lot of people making racist videos,” said 12-year-old David Ocasio.

Jewish fundraisers stick with Obama

Jewish fundraisers stick with Obama

Economy, In the News, Politics December 28, 2011 at 6:46 pm

President Obama is getting a vote of confidence from top-level Jewish fundraisers. The Jewish Daily Forward is reporting that top bundlers from President Obama’s 2008 campaign are sticking with the president in 2012. The President’s relationship with the Jewish community has been continuously scrutinized, and many speculated about a lossRead More