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Korean women are unstoppable

Uncategorized April 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

Some Korean parents’ behavior is having a negative effect on the climate in their children’s schools. Those close to the Parent’s Association said that excessive gift-giving and ostentatious help with school programs is causing discomfort among the majority of parents and school teachers, and harming their image of Korean parents.Read More

Koreans and Jews grasp hands

Uncategorized April 4, 2003 at 12:00 am

New York area Korean and Jewish communities are joining hands—in harmony and cooperation—through the newly founded Korean American Jewish American Forum, or KAJA, which means “let’s go” in Korean. KAJA was named and founded on April 2 in the Manhattan offices of the American Jewish Committee. Dr. Jae-tik Kim, aRead More

SARS scaring travelers

Uncategorized April 4, 2003 at 12:00 am

Fear is mounting everywhere about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Travelers at the John F. Kennedy Airport could be seen exiting the international arrivals area wearing masks. Airline employee are distributing masks and health alerts to passengers. Signs advise travelers to pay attention to SARS. Cheung Qu-sha, who lives inRead More

New enforcement of sign regulations: Another trial for businesses in trouble

Uncategorized April 4, 2003 at 12:00 am

City authorities began enforcing existing regulations about business signs with new vigor, Bangladeshi businesspeople say. They report that they have received tickets for having signs bigger than the City regulations prescribe. The move comes at a time when Bangladeshi businesses are already suffering from the Special Registration program, which causedRead More

How many countries does Bush plan to liberate?

Uncategorized April 4, 2003 at 12:00 am

It does not matter how short or long the war is because the nature of the war remains the same. By definition it is a colonialist war. Whether colonialism is a good thing or a bad thing, or whether this time around colonialism will necessarily be a good thing (asRead More

Probe ordered into rise in visa denial to foreign students

Uncategorized April 4, 2003 at 12:00 am

A Congressional panel ordered an inquiry into the new visa adjudication policy which apparently led to an increase in the rate of visa denials to foreign students and scholars engaged in scientific research or studies. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science has asked the General Accounting Office (GAO),Read More

Special registration: Participation of 3,300 Bangladeshis

Uncategorized April 4, 2003 at 12:00 am

The Special Registration of Bangladeshis without green cards continues throughout the United States. As of March 27, a total of 3186 Bangladeshis participated in the process, and Notices to Appear (NTAs) were issued to 119 people. A total of 660 Bangladeshis so far registered at the border crossings, said CounselorRead More

Imminent release of 54 Pakistanis imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay stopped

Uncategorized April 3, 2003 at 12:00 am

Almost all—54 of the 58—Pakistanis held at Guantanamo Bay were to be released, as all security agencies had given clearance. Their release was stopped at the last moment, and communication between the prisoners and their families was suspended. All letters that were coming to the prisoners from Pakistan through theRead More

22,500 registered, 1,400 received Notices To Appear, 32 detained

Uncategorized April 3, 2003 at 12:00 am

The last date for registration non-immigrant Pakistani and Saudi Arabian nationals was March 21. This deadline was extended from Feb. 21. In all, 22,500 people registered, 1400 received Notices To Appear (NTAs), and 32 were detained. Those who receive NTAs are almost certain to be deported. Immgiration Services did notRead More

306 Koreans deported last year

Uncategorized April 3, 2003 at 12:00 am

Following September 11th, the United States greatly tightened screening to enter the country. Last year, 500 Koreans were examined for visa problems; and 306 of them were expelled from the United States. According to the annual report issued by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Citizenship and Immigration forRead More

War generates blessings and polemics

Uncategorized April 3, 2003 at 12:00 am

“We can come together to pray for peace and the safety of our soldiers, independent of what our opinions of the war may be,” said Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión at an interfaith service in the Veteran’s Hall. The ceremony convened Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu religious leaders, familyRead More

Dog-fight amongst African leaders over U.S. war with Iraq

Uncategorized April 2, 2003 at 12:00 am

A dog-fight has developed between African leaders over how to respond to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The dog-fight is a sign of a major crack in African countries’ resolve to the American-led war against Iraq. Three weeks ago, the African Union decided that the Union opposed the war againstRead More

95 percent of Korean-Americans enlisting in the military are first-generation immigrants

Uncategorized April 2, 2003 at 12:00 am

Korean-Americans enlisting in the U.S. military are mostly first-generation immigrants who have obtained their U.S. citizenships. Including green card holders, 95 percent of Korean-Americans currently in the U.S. military are first-generation immigrants. According to a Defense Department report, 79.5 percent (3,602) of Korean-Americans in the military are U.S. citizens butRead More

We’re not alone!

Uncategorized April 1, 2003 at 12:00 am

Along with millions of people around the globe, I have marched repeatedly against the war. Along with many of my loved ones, I have walked through the streets of Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and most recently, those of New York City. Individually, each of us is but one of theRead More

Nasty words, as smoke ban looms

Uncategorized April 1, 2003 at 12:00 am

The fight over the smoking ban is over. This weekend, New Yorkers take their last puff in a pub. No more smoking in New York City bars. Try something else if the war jitters get to you. But the war of words in Queens between several Irish pub owners andRead More