In the News

The point of no return? High costs of living shock returning Irish

Uncategorized February 4, 2003 at 12:00 am

For many young Irish immigrants, America is a stop on the way to owning a home back in Ireland. Most young Irish people come to American to earn a lot of money very quickly so that they can get a head start on their peers and own their own homeRead More

The Policemen’s KKK: Investigating the “Lords of Discipline” in New Jersey

Uncategorized February 3, 2003 at 12:00 am

Everything began, apparently, with the discovery of a T-shirt in a sergeant’s locker in the Tuckerton, N.J., police station. On the shirt was printed the words “Lords of Discipline,” a secret society within the ranks of New Jersey police. It is often spoken of, but no one has yet beenRead More

Latinos ask for interpreters in order not to die’

Uncategorized February 3, 2003 at 12:00 am

The lack of interpreters in Columbia Presbyterian Hospital’s emergency room caused a “delay of nine hours to attend my husband, who later died,” Maria Rodriguez said yesterday. Rodriguez, a Dominican resident of Washington Heights, said she arrived at the hospital around dawn with her husband in July 1999, but couldRead More

FDA’s proposed regulation for registering food facilities makes waves in Korean-American business community

Uncategorized February 2, 2003 at 12:00 am

As part of the Federal government’s effort to protect the nation’s food supply against terrorist acts, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a proposed regulation that would require all manufacturers of food for U.S. consumption to register with theRead More

A mother’s ordeal

Uncategorized February 2, 2003 at 12:00 am

In the biting cold of winter, Virginia Alvarez held back her tears on the day she was seeing her son off to war. At 3:00 a.m. last Wednesday, the 52-year-old Jersey City woman couldn’t do anything but say a prayer as her son Matt, 20, breezed through the subzero weatherRead More

INS judgments have not stopped, but a slowdown is possible

Uncategorized January 31, 2003 at 12:00 am

The INS Division of Immigration Services confirmed that talk of a cessation in judgments is untrue. Nevertheless, processing of some naturalization cases and status adjustments will slow. A memorandum sent to INS service facilities erected an additional roadblock in the verification process. The INS is now required to wait forRead More

Maxim gets physical with Gandhi

Uncategorized January 31, 2003 at 12:00 am

The February issue of Maxim, the leading monthly men’s magazine, depicts Mahatma Gandhi being beaten, throttled, punched, head butted, kicked and stomped—all in the name of a workout and fitness feature. Titled “Maxim’s Kick-Ass Workout,” the three-page feature has illustrations of a well-built Caucasian man in a muscle t-shirt kneeingRead More

A place for Dominican women: The Center provides services to Dominican and Latina women in Washington Heights

Uncategorized January 31, 2003 at 12:00 am

In Washington Heights, there are numerous organizations and institutions that offer aid and services to the Dominican community in the area. Unfortunately, many Latinos don’t benefit from these services because they are unaware of them. The Center for the Development of Dominican Women is one such organization. “The Center,” asRead More

Vandalism strikes Brooklyn; communities unite after latest in series of bias crimes

Uncategorized January 31, 2003 at 12:00 am

A day after hundreds of people crowded into an auditorium at the Kings Bay Y in Brooklyn last week to unite against hate, 11 cars on the streets of nearby Midwood were painted with swastikas. The Sabbath vandalism was the latest in a series of hate crimes in southern BrooklynRead More

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister M. Morshed Khan spoke at meeting about registrations

Uncategorized January 31, 2003 at 12:00 am

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister M. Morshed Khan spoke to Bangladeshis in New York, saying that the people of Bangladesh were worried at the sad and sudden news about being included in the Special Registration program. The Bangladeshi community held the meeting on Jan. 26. People from all walks of life participated.Read More

INS registration: Whole community in a state of dejection

Uncategorized January 31, 2003 at 12:00 am

A pall of gloom gripped the whole community after news broke that the INS included Bangladeshis in the special registration program. The community’s hopes and aspirations suddenly evaporated. Most Bangladeshis are concerned about the questions of who should participate in the registration. Also concerned are relatives in Bangladesh. What willRead More

Police believe the Lins murders related to money conflicts

Uncategorized January 31, 2003 at 12:00 am

The murder of community celebrities Josephine Lin and her husband Shan Lin is suspected to be related to conflicts over money, police said yesterday. Although they didn’t confirm this motive of the homicide yet, the NYPD’s 90th Precinct, which is investigating the Lin case, is focusing on conflicts between theRead More

New INS registration may apply to all countries

Uncategorized January 31, 2003 at 12:00 am

There’s a battle being waged within the Bush administration about blanket application of the new Immigration and Naturalization (INS) regulations to all foreign nationals in the United States, according to State Department sources. This is contrary to concerns within the Indian-American community that India may be the next country toRead More

Since the registration process began, FBI-INS raids have stopped

Uncategorized January 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

In the last year and half, thousands of Pakistani homes and businesses in the United States have been affected by Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) raids, detentions and deportations. Since the registration process began, the FBI/INS raids stopped. There is no official statement fromRead More

Speakers at Brooklyn’s largest mosque consider registration law

Uncategorized January 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

At Makki Masjid, Brooklyn’s largest and most prominent mosque, located on Coney Island Avenue, many people turned out to hear speakers discuss the registration law. This event was unique in that it was the first time that a non-religious meeting was held at the mosque. The speakers included two PakistaniRead More