Immigration

Korean prostitution in the US is out of control

East Asian, Immigration, In the News, Metro Area September 27, 2011 at 8:28 am

In the past five years, hundreds of Korean immigrants have been arrested for engaging in the sex trade. Now South Korean lawmakers are calling on their government to take action.

Visa lottery is misunderstood

Eastern European, Immigration, In the News, Opinion September 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm

For Poles and other Eastern Europeans eager to immigrate to the U.S., their inclusion in the visa lottery offers hopes–but they may be false hopes.

Jose Antonio Vargas

New push for DREAM Act

Immigration, Politics September 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Joined by Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, faith leaders have launched a new initiative in New York seeking passage of the DREAM Act, the proposed legislation that would give resident status to undocumented immigrants who serve in the military or attend college.

Feds tell cops to treat immigrants better

Feds tell cops to treat immigrants better

Immigration, In the News September 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm

View Justice Department urges Suffolk County police to strengthen response to hate crimes in a larger map A letter to Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy offers the first glimpse at what the Justice Department discovered during its more than two-year investigation into discriminatory policing against Latinos in Suffolk County onRead More

Protest targets immigrant status checks

Protest targets immigrant status checks

Economy, Immigration, In the News September 20, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Community activists in New York organized a day of protests on Sept. 14 against a controversial bill that would require all employers to check the immigration status of their employees. New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE), together with other organizations and local elected officials from Queens, held a workshop to informRead More

Hempstead Fire Department drops policy barring non-citizens

Hempstead Fire Department drops policy barring non-citizens

Immigration, Metro Area September 19, 2011 at 2:50 pm

An immigrant needed the help of the New York Civil Liberties Union to be permitted to join a volunteer fire department on Long Island. His successful challenge has led the town of Hempstead to drop its requirement that firefighters be U.S. citizens.

Telling tales to learn English

Telling tales to learn English

Education, Immigration, New York September 16, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Story Studio helps immigrant children learn English through telling personal stories they have developed, written and illustrated themselves. Students on Long Island showed off their newfound skills at a graduation ceremony. Five New York City middle schools have tried the program, and the federally-funded Story Studio hopes to persuade others to follow.

Does Superman have a green card?

Does Superman have a green card?

Featured Posts, Immigration, Politics, Video September 14, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Rick Perry admires Superman. But isn’t Superman an undocumented immigrant, asks a hip-hop radio show host?