Immigration

Caribbeans are silent on deportations

Caribbean, Immigration, In the News, Latino, Opinion, Politics November 7, 2011 at 11:15 am

While Latino singers, celebrities and groups are using every opportunity to speak up about the Obama administration’s stepped-up deportation program, Caribbean celebrities, government officials and the many who call themselves leaders are silent.

Many Latin American immigrants send the remains of loved ones home after death, part of their strong traditional belief in the afterlife as illustrated by these decorative skulls used to celebrate Mexico's Day of the Dead.

The dead won’t sleep in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino November 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Mexicans in the South Bronx follow the ritual of sending the bodies of the deceased back to their native land.

Cabbage, green peppers, apples and kale are just some of the seasonal fruits and vegetables Lenox Finest Food Market will sell as part of the Fresh Bodegas initiative.

Rounding-up food in NY

Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Health, Immigration, New York November 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm

A sample of articles from the ethnic and local press that cover various angles on food.

The youth service organization The Door serves more than 11,000 youth a year and offers job training sessions.

Group helps immigrant youth gain independence

Immigration, In the News, Manhattan November 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm

The youth services organization, The Door, which is located at 555 Broome St., handles a significant number of national applications for a little-known immigration status that allows immigrants under age 21 who suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment by their parents to become permanent, legal U.S. residents.

NYC’s changing ethnic outlook

NYC’s changing ethnic outlook

Featured Posts, Immigration, New York November 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Census data reveals greater movement and complexity among ethnic groups in NYC.

Immigration reform added to movement of “indignant”

Economy, Immigration, In the News, Latino October 31, 2011 at 3:12 pm

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement, which started last month in a small park in New York City and spread quickly to major U.S. cities, could receive an unexpected boost from organizations that are fighting for comprehensive immigration reform. “Immigrants are definitely part of the 99% that has been affected byRead More

Pakistani family faces deportation

Pakistani family faces deportation

Health, Immigration, Queens, South Asian October 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Shahid Ali Khan came to the US so his son could undergo surgical treatment. A rare side effect left his son severely disabled. Now as the family fights poverty, they also face the threat of deportation.

School resource centers launched for immigrants

Education, Immigration, In the News, New York October 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) has launched school-based Family Resource Centers (FRC) in all five boroughs. The centers intend to combat immigrant student dropout rates, give immigrant parents access to ID documents that will allow them to enter schools, as well as provide workshops for parents and facilitate accessRead More

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 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 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