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Pakistani Canadian wins a $6 million settlement from the U.S. government

Uncategorized May 14, 2003 at 12:00 am

In 1987, U.S. authorities arrested Arshad Pervaiz on charges of exporting items which may be used in the Pakistani nuclear program. The charges were later dropped and he was released. He subsequently sued the Canadian and the U.S. governments for $20 million. A Canadian high court ruling in his favorRead More

250 Pakistanis languish in U.S. jails

Uncategorized May 14, 2003 at 12:00 am

The number of Pakistanis are languishing in U.S. jails, awaiting another round of deportation is 250, according to the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, D.C. Some 1400 Pakistanis who applied for citizenship were asked to appear before a judge. Mohammed Sadiq, deputy chief of mission at the Pakistan Embassy said thatRead More

Protesting the police “quota system”

Uncategorized May 14, 2003 at 12:00 am

“Yes, there is a quota system! The Police Commissioner (Raymond) Kelly is lying by denying its existence. He calls it a ‘productivity system’ but its just semantics, it’s another way of saying quota system,” said Anthony Miranda, former police sergeant for 21 years and now president of the National LatinoRead More

New Puerto Rican diaspora: economy still a factor

Uncategorized May 14, 2003 at 12:00 am

In 1898 United States citizenship was forced onto Puerto Ricans. Today Boricuas struggle with some form of second-class citizenship. Puerto Ricans never had to cross frontiers, like Mexicans, or risk their lives in desperate dinghies, like Cubans or Dominicans. Puerto Ricans were full citizens who struggled like immigrants, preserved theirRead More

Ignored by governor but supported by many

Uncategorized May 14, 2003 at 12:00 am

When Yuqin Huang immigrated to America 12 years ago her American dream was as beautiful as anybody else’s. She wanted to work hard, make money and gain a bright future for her children. But all she wants is simply a smile on her loved ones’ faces. Happiness has left thisRead More

Employment agency abuses continue

Uncategorized May 13, 2003 at 12:00 am

“If we don’t speak out against the exploitation of workers and the failure to pay backwages, this will just continue,” said Lillian Juárez at the beginning of a forum for women to publicly demand their rights as workers. Armed with flyers denouncing their former employers and demanding backpay, members ofRead More

Chamber of Commerce aids Latino small business owners

Uncategorized May 13, 2003 at 12:00 am

For those small business owners who aspire to consolidate their operations within the City of New York, the Bronx Hispanic Chamber of Commerce offers an opportunity for Latino small business owners to increase their possibilities for success. “Because there are more than 1,500 Latino businesses in the Bronx it isRead More

Second generation Koreans are also Koreans

Uncategorized May 12, 2003 at 12:00 am

Jennifer Chae, 31, who came to America when she was six years old, is the vice chairman of the Coalition for Asian American Children (CACF) and she has something to tell Korea’s new president. “When I was in graduate school in Korea in 1993, I was surprised by the numberRead More

Bill would ban loitering in internet cafes during school hours

Uncategorized May 10, 2003 at 12:00 am

The problem of internet cafes seducing students to escape school has a city councilman worried. Councilman John Liu announced yesterday that he is presenting a bill prohibiting students below high school age from going to Internet cafes during school hours. If caught, the city could issue a ticket to caféRead More

Melting pot: A subway ride to the known and unknown

Uncategorized May 10, 2003 at 12:00 am

Nearly every other resident of New York City is an immigrant. One in three New Yorkers is Latin American; one in ten is Asian. The Census conducted every 10 years reveals new immigration trends and changes among ethnic groups. No one has ever published a detailed ethnic map of theRead More

How are the Bangladeshi construction contractors?

Uncategorized May 9, 2003 at 12:00 am

Though the overall economic situation is sluggish, the construction business of Bangladeshis in New York is continuing well and developing gradually. There was a declining trend in this business after September 11th, but now business is taking off. The building contractors say they are able to use their own channelsRead More

Direct inquiry phone service to be abolished

Uncategorized May 9, 2003 at 12:00 am

The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security intends to abolish direct phone inquiries on matters of immigration. Visa applicants are expected to suffer from this move. According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association, BCIS will begin a new 1-800 phone service forRead More

Let’s make an open community!

Uncategorized May 8, 2003 at 12:00 am

Members of a group of professional women, temporarily named The New York Korean-American Women’s Network, held their first meeting on May 6 in the New York Korea Times headquarters in Manhattan. At that meeting, the creation of a community group open to all Korean women, regardless of age, career orRead More

New procedure announced for tracking visit visa holders

Uncategorized May 8, 2003 at 12:00 am

Tom Ridge, the Czar of Homeland Security has announced on April 29th the Immigrant Status Indication Technology System (US VISIT) to track students, businesspeople, and workers. Those who visit the US will have their photograph, fingerprints, and other information kept in this system. People on work permits will also beRead More

Pakistani Consul General in Toronto denied entry into the United States, after refusing to be fingerprinted

Uncategorized May 7, 2003 at 12:00 am

Pakistani Consul General in Toronto denied entry into the United States, after refusing to be fingerprinted, by Badr Munir Chaudhry, Pakistan Post, 7 May 2003. Translated from Urdu by Rehan Ansari. U.S. authorities denied entry to the Pakistani Consul-General in Toronto, Ghalib Iqbal, after he refused to be fingerprinted. TheRead More