Immigration

Protesting in Newark against an immigration detention center.

Activists protest immigrant detention center

Immigration, Metro Area October 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Brazilians were among those who took part in the 14th annual protest rally and march by IRATE and First Friends against the treatment of detained immigrants in Newark, NJ.

Joselo Lucero

Brother of hate crime victim fights back

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Metro Area October 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm

When Joselo Lucero came to the United States as a teenager, he could immediately feel the difference from his native Ecuador. “I knew the rules in Ecuador, I knew how things worked,” he recalls. “No one told me that I didn’t belong or to go back to Mexico.” He remembersRead More

Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide, by Tatyana Kleyn

Learning about immigration, beyond Ellis Island

Education, Immigration, Latino, New York October 19, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Tatyana Kleyn, a bilingual education professor at City College, wants to change the way immigration is taught in public schools. Her new book, Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide, which comes out in May, attempts to show the history that a lot of textbooks leave out.

Latinos survive however they can

Latinos survive however they can

Economy, Housing, Immigration, In the News, Latino, New York October 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm

One thing that Latinos who have lived in New York City over the past 10 years miss is high enough salaries to be able to make purchases and save money. Many of them have directly experienced the effects of the economic crisis, which has widened the gap between the rich and the poor.

Korean language ignored

East Asian, Immigration, In the News October 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Despite a significant number of Koreans living in New York City, finding accurate information in the Korean language has proved difficult: Governor Cuomo’s recent executive order required state agencies to provide translation and interpretation services in six languages. However, according to Korea Daily, Korean was left out despite recent surveyRead More

Koreans left out of translation services

East Asian, Immigration, Uncategorized October 18, 2011 at 1:31 pm

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order on Oct. 6 to provide language assistance to people with limited English-speaking abilities, but the order didn’t include Korean. This provoked controversy. The order instructs over 26 state agencies to offer free translation services on forms and to provide instructions inRead More

Korean translations often don’t make sense

Korean translations often don’t make sense

East Asian, Immigration, Uncategorized October 18, 2011 at 1:29 pm

The Korean translation service provided on New York City’s and New York State’s websites and documents is terrible, an investigation by Korean Daily concludes. Following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent executive order to provide translation services in six languages beyond English, that left out Korean, Korea Daily found that the KoreanRead More

"Start talking with your compatriots."

Russian promotes new site for immigrants

Culture, Immigration October 17, 2011 at 4:06 pm

RadarSpeak, a new social network for immigrants and tourists, has been launched. Once the user’s location has been determined, they can choose to communicate only with people in their location and who speak the same language.

Bollywood music for sale in Jackson Heights, Queens.

What you never knew about Queens

Culture, Featured Posts, Housing, Immigration, Queens October 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm

A tour of the city’s most diverse borough, complete with photos and sound bites.

NYC small businesses showing their worth

Caribbean, Economy, Immigration, In the News, New York October 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm

It’s a predictable fact of our daily lives that in extremely difficult times, we search for a glimmer of hope, anything that would tell us that better days are ahead. So it is the small businesses, especially those in minority communities, which are suffering heavy blows from the demoralizing effectsRead More

Undocumented Irish have no trouble finding work

Economy, Immigration, In the News, New York, Western European October 12, 2011 at 1:24 pm

With immigration in the spotlight as one of the most contentious issues of the 2012 presidential race, there is renewed focus on groups like the city’s undocumented laborers. In a series of interviews, several said it’s far easier for them to work illegally in New York City than other nationalities.

New York supporting immigrant communities

Immigration, Opinion, Uncategorized October 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Yesterday morning [October 7], Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an Executive Order requiring all public states agencies to serve the public by providing free interpretation and translation services for New Yorkers who don’t speak English well. This new and historic policy, which will benefit 2.5 million people, comes at a timeRead More

NY agencies will have translators

Immigration, New York, Uncategorized October 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that New York state agencies will start providing free interpretation and document translation services for any person who needs it. This, he said, was decided because there are approximately two and a half million people living in the Big Apple who don’t speak English asRead More

New York offers language help

Immigration, In the News, New York October 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm

New York City and New York State have introduced initiatives to help immigrants with limited proficiency in the English language: HRA Finds Ways to Help LEP Clients (via Our Chinatown via Sing Tao): New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) just introduced ‘I Speak…’ cards to their clients with limitedRead More

David T. Donahue

Warning: visa lottery has pitfalls

Eastern European, Immigration, In the News October 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm

According to David T. Donahue, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visas, participation in the Diversity Visa Program may influence the American consul’s decision to grant or deny someone a tourist visa. The State Department keeps records of the applicants, he told Nowy Dziennik during a teleconference with ethnic journalistsRead More