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Why Korean students do not attend school

Uncategorized July 20, 2003 at 12:00 am

There are almost 50,000 Korean students in America; many thousands of them do not attend classes. Through the newly implemented SEVIS tracking system the government has figured out that many foreign student have illegally aqquired I-20’s from cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Harvard University’s Immigration PolicyRead More

From Warsaw to the U.S. via Tijuana and Montreal

Uncategorized July 18, 2003 at 12:00 am

Many Polish immigrants get to the United States by illegally crossing the Canadian or Mexican border. Until the mid-80s the most popular crossing point was the northeastern part of the Mexican border. After that stretch was secured, newcomers flocked to the western part of the border. According to the U.S.Read More

Call for naming anti-Shia violence sacrilegious

Uncategorized July 17, 2003 at 12:00 am

On July 4 three men wheeled a trolley up to the gate of a mosque in Quetta, Pakistan before pulling guns from under cover and opening fire on worshippers, police said. At the end of the carnage 53 Muslims had been killed and 65 injured. Quetta is a town closeRead More

Mute Congress

Uncategorized July 17, 2003 at 12:00 am

The parliament is an imperfect institution, just as democracy itself, but the U.S. Congress has added new dimensions to the meaning of imperfection. Corruption is, in a way, built into the American electoral system by political action committees (PACs), which allow businesses and labor unions to circumvent the ban onRead More

Looking for work through a street job market in Williamsburg

Uncategorized July 17, 2003 at 12:00 am

On Wednesday at 7:40 a.m. on the corner of Marcy and Division Avenues in Williamsburg, 26 Polish women waited hoping to get a cleaning- job offer. Forty minutes later the group grew to 100 more people. Most of them left the street job market empty-handed. “Jewish people are not hiring,”Read More

Local senator leads fight against media merger

Uncategorized July 16, 2003 at 12:00 am

While state lawmakers are not usually known for their federal lobbying efforts, local State Senator Efrain González, Jr. has taken an active role in a hot national issue—media mergers. González is leading a protracted battle against proposed mergers in the Spanish-language media market. A decision by the Federal Communications CommissionRead More

Rep. Rangel pulls for Perkins, blasts Bloomberg

Uncategorized July 16, 2003 at 12:00 am

It was supposed to be a simple press conference where a group of Harlem’s movers and shakers gathered to give their blessings to a favorite son, Bill Perkins, in his bid for reelection to the New York City Council. But Rep. Charles B. Rangel, one of those invited to giveRead More

Fewer Immigrants after September 11

Uncategorized July 16, 2003 at 12:00 am

The Department of Homeland Security announced that U.S. Consulates issued fewer visas to immigrants coming into the United States. The number of immigrants who have legally come into the United States has dropped by about 26,632 compared to 2001. The decline may be linked to the events of September 11,Read More

Caribbean immigrants at mercy of unscrupulous immigration consultants

Uncategorized July 15, 2003 at 12:00 am

A West Indian religious minister remembers a woman came to his church in Brooklyn for help. Living in the U.S. illegally for at least three years, she was hoping that a legal way could be found so she could get a green card and bring her children. She was eagerRead More

Sunset Park’s internet caf a den of ill repute, say neighbors

Uncategorized July 15, 2003 at 12:00 am

In Sunset Park, Brooklyn, an internet café between Eighth Avenue and 50th Street is a problem for the community’s safety. Parents have consistenly complained to the police about the internet café, which is located across the street from the office of The Organization of Chinese Americans. According to Chinese residents,Read More

Peace making in the parking wars between cab companies of Flushing

Uncategorized July 15, 2003 at 12:00 am

A parking space on 41st Avenue in Flushing had two Chinese-operated vans companies fighting each other. On one occasion the conflict came to blows and the police had to be called. To make peace the 109 Precinct, the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) calledRead More

Africa beware!

Uncategorized July 15, 2003 at 12:00 am

George Orwell, the British author of Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm, must be turning over in his grave. George must be spinning around and doing double takes in his grave as his namesake, President George W. Bush, makes real Orwellian forecasts about thought control, reining in dissent and establishing theRead More

Police claim that Zhang Qua was a special case

Uncategorized July 15, 2003 at 12:00 am

In recent months there has been a crime wave on East Broadway in Chinatown, which has generated much concern in the community. In a meeting between residents and the 7th Police Precinct last week, Ga-Wah Liu, in charge of community affairs, urged more people to cooperate with the police toRead More

Korean small businesses leaving Manhattan

Uncategorized July 11, 2003 at 12:00 am

Korean businesses are leaving Manhattan at an alarming rate because of the recession and the high rents. A Korean deli-owner in Manhattan invested $300,000 in late 2001 in the business. The owner expected that the market would improve, instead sales have fallen steadily. He can no longer afford the monthlyRead More

Bush bid for Jews’ votes zeroes in on Gen X, GOP nurtures cadre of activists

Uncategorized July 11, 2003 at 12:00 am

The White House is nurturing a cadre of Generation X Republican Jewish activists, many of them Orthodox, as part of a concerted strategy to boost Republican strength among Jewish voters—and Jewish political donors—in the run-up to the 2004 election. In private conversations recently, Bush aides have voiced hopes that theRead More