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Asian, Black, Hispanic, Latino, Puerto Rican politicians draft alternative plan to raise revenue

Uncategorized May 1, 2003 at 12:00 am

While mainstream newspapers have virtually ignored the latest efforts of the State Black, Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caucus and the City Council Black, Latino and Asian Caucus, the groups have jointly developed an alternative long-term revenue plan to insure the future of the city and state For the first timeRead More

Refugees refused status will be sent back to United States

Uncategorized April 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

Canadian officials (Immigration Canada) stated that Pakistani refugees who are refused Canadian refugee status will be returned to the United States. Lawyers’ groups in Toronto are pressuring the Canadian Government not to do this. They argue that the U.S. authorities will treat such Pakistanis as undocumented aliens and jail them.Read More

Nervous conditions

Uncategorized April 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

The Pakistanis who fled the country before the registration process have one thing going for them: there is nothing on their record against them. At a future date, they may be able to return to the United States if someone sponsors them or they obtain a business visa, and soRead More

From foster homes to homeless: Many homeless families grew up in foster care

Uncategorized April 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

One night when she was 13 years old, Laquana Knight heard her mother and her mother’s boyfriend arguing in the next room. Something told Laquana to see what was going on. When she walked in, she saw her mother’s boyfriend pinning her mother down on the bed. Laquana jumped onRead More

Why did they loot Iraq? Observations on pettiness abroad and at home

Uncategorized April 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

Watching the military destruction of Baghdad, and the subsequent looting on television I struggled to find a term for what it is I saw. I think that what I have witnessed on television is the grand destruction of a petty fiefdom. Petty fiefdoms by the very nature of the pettinessRead More

Koreans leading the nail service business

Uncategorized April 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

The Korean Nail Show, put on by the Korean nail industry, was recently held in Seoul Plaza in New York. On April 27, many participants, of many different races—not just Korean—gathered to demonstrate new techniques and services and goods in the Nail industry. The Korean nail industry has opened aRead More

The lottery scams

Uncategorized April 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

“The applications for the upcoming Green Card Lottery DV-2005 will be accepted between Oct. 5 and Nov. 6, 2003.” This bit of information was obtained from one of the numerous “immigration” internet sites. The problem is, however, that the State Department, which organizes the lottery, knows nothing about this. TheRead More

Deodorant diplomacy: Saddam, dead or alive

Uncategorized April 29, 2003 at 12:00 am

Deodorant diplomacy: Saddam, dead or alive, by Lloyd Williams, Caribbean Life, 29 April 2003. English language. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,”—“Hamlet,” Act I, Scene 4, Line 84 Have you noticed that the whereabouts of Saddam Hussein and his weapons of mass destruction have suddenly taken a backRead More

Middle-aged Koreans worried about losing jobs

Uncategorized April 26, 2003 at 12:00 am

“Since I immigrated to America ten years ago, the main focus of my life has been hard work. Now however, my life has become so difficult; I leave home each morning at 8 a.m., and spend the day searching for work. I cannot find work, and can only sigh withRead More

Immigration status is not an issue for FDIC insurance: undocumented immigrants and safety deposit box costumers rush to withdraw

Uncategorized April 25, 2003 at 12:00 am

In the last few days, more than 1,000 people waited on line to withdraw their valuables from the Abacus Federal Savings Bank. Many wanted to collect valuables from theirsafety deposit box as soon as possible. Others don’t have legal immigrant status and so worry that the situation will worsen andRead More

‘Governor, please make us pay higher taxes!’ N.J. wealthy want to come forward to save the budget

Uncategorized April 25, 2003 at 12:00 am

Like their New York cousins across the Hudson River, the rich or well-to-do of New Jersey are saying, “Yes, let’s pay higher taxes!” A group of them, led by Herbert Greenberg, CEO of Caliper Human Strategies, Inc., has embraced a project proposed by the “Fairness Alliance” for an additional three-yearRead More

Young man arrested in South Philadelphia on suspicions of terrorism: The incriminating evidence was Urdu language music cassette

Uncategorized April 24, 2003 at 12:00 am

The FBI is targeting the Pakistani community in South Philadelphia with a new wave of raids because this community has predominant numbers of Pathans, an ethnic community from the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan (NWFP). ”It seems that the FBI had the bright idea that, since the Taliban wereRead More

The City Council is not afraid of Bloomberg

Uncategorized April 24, 2003 at 12:00 am

Although the New York City Charter accords much more power to the mayor than to the city councilmembers, events of the last month have shown that Michael Bloomberg doesn’t always have the last word. In one fell swoop, the City Council overrode several of the mayor’s vetoes. The laws passedRead More

Will you buy our newspapers?

Uncategorized April 23, 2003 at 12:00 am

Urdu newspapers published on the East Coast progressed a great deal in the last few years. The reporting on changes in immigration law and regulations and Justice Department have been timely and thorough, and entire neighborhoods have relied on this reporting. The opinion pages of these paper, even before SeptemberRead More

Many Koreans giving up law school

Uncategorized April 23, 2003 at 12:00 am

Many Korean students entered law school for professional education – to become lawyers. Many now find themselves halfway through their education. Currently, the number of Koreans enrolled in law schools around New York is almost ten each at Columbia, NYU, Yeshiva University, and Fordham, but a huge 70 students atRead More