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Young Irish-American beats his neighbors, two Pakistan brothers, nearly to death

Uncategorized July 24, 2002 at 12:00 am

Tanveer and Shehzad, two Pakistani brothers, sustained grave injuries after their neighbor, Mr. O’Brien, a young Irish-American man, beat them with a baseball bat. According to family and neighbor sources, police have filed charges against O’Brian, who fled the scene of the crime. Tanveer and Shehzad live next to anRead More

Pataki trip to Haitian community hits a few snags

Uncategorized July 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

New York Governor George Pataki visited Flatbush July 11 to receive an endorsement from the Haitian American Law Enforcement Fraternal Organization. Friends of Pataki, the Governor’s campaign arm, organized a breakfast at Café Omar on Nostrand Avenue. The event is part of the Republican governor’s effort to expand his baseRead More

NYPD must recognize immigrants’ rights

Uncategorized July 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

It’s a right, which is enshrined in the Vienna Convention that governs relations between states, and it’s a right, which the United States asserts in every member state of the United Nations where its citizens live, work or visit. Yet, it’s one that police officers and other law enforcement officialsRead More

Haitians demand justice for Georgy Louisgne

Uncategorized July 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

On July 15, the Georgy Louisgène Justice Committee rallied outside Brooklyn Distract Attorney Charles Hynes’ offices at 350 Jay Street to protest his decision to not file charges against two cops who fatally shot Georgy Louisgène, 23, in Brooklyn on Jan. 16. An autopsy report obtained by the family revealsRead More

New Jersey? It’s as sought-after as the Hawaiian Islands. Both states are the third most popular destination of new immigrants

Uncategorized July 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

Streams of newcomers continue to pour into New Jersey, where immigrants, mainly from Latin America and Asia, are settling down. According to the 2000 Census, New Jersey and Hawaii have, at 17.5 percent, the third-largest percentages of residents from overseas, just after New York and California. Census experts, such asRead More

NYPD must recognize immigrants' rights

Uncategorized July 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

It’s a right, which is enshrined in the Vienna Convention that governs relations between states, and it’s a right, which the United States asserts in every member state of the United Nations where its citizens live, work or visit. Yet, it’s one that police officers and other law enforcement officialsRead More

New Jersey? It's as sought-after as the Hawaiian Islands. Both states are the third most popular destination of new immigrants

Uncategorized July 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

Streams of newcomers continue to pour into New Jersey, where immigrants, mainly from Latin America and Asia, are settling down. According to the 2000 Census, New Jersey and Hawaii have, at 17.5 percent, the third-largest percentages of residents from overseas, just after New York and California. Census experts, such asRead More

Officials press Bush to change unfair’ Haitian policy

Uncategorized July 22, 2002 at 12:00 am

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) has urged President Bush to end a policy that keeps only Haitian immigrants behind bars during political asylum cases. Nelson’s call came after a tour here of a detention center for Haitian women with U.S. immigration policy czar James Ziglar. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)Read More

Officials press Bush to change unfair' Haitian policy

Uncategorized July 22, 2002 at 12:00 am

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) has urged President Bush to end a policy that keeps only Haitian immigrants behind bars during political asylum cases. Nelson’s call came after a tour here of a detention center for Haitian women with U.S. immigration policy czar James Ziglar. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)Read More

Over 300 Chinese Americans urge government officials to include Chinatown in plans to rebuild Lower Manhattan

Uncategorized July 21, 2002 at 12:00 am

Approximately 300 Chinese Americans attended “Listening to the City” forum yesterday. Those who do not speak English gave their opinions on rebuilding Chinatown through translators. Attendees urged government officials to consider Chinatown as they plan to rebuild Lower Manhattan. Attendees requested that officials increase subsidized apartments for elderly and lowRead More

Chinese-owned long-distance bus carriers emphasize value; all buses are insured and safe

Uncategorized July 20, 2002 at 12:00 am

Beginning in 1990, New York immigrants from Fuzhou moved to New York. Many of them worked outside of New York in various cities or towns in the Northeast. Chinatown bus line services began because of their transportation needs. When this business trend began, the most passengers were those who hadRead More

Sikh driver alleges harassment by police

Uncategorized July 19, 2002 at 12:00 am

A New York Sikh taxi driver filed a claim with the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) alleging that his arrest by a police officer was the result of an argument initiated by the latter. In his allegation, the driver says that the officer knocked his turban to the ground becauseRead More

Give us a chance to make our American DREAM come true in America, students tell lawmakers at press conference

Uncategorized July 19, 2002 at 12:00 am

Fifteen Korean students from New York lobbied Washington lawmakers to pass a law pardoning students who illegally overstay their visas Several immigrant rights groups, including the National Association of Korean-American Service for Education Council (NAKASEC), held a press conference in Washington D.C. on July 17 and announced their plans toRead More

Former gang member begins a new life with support of Korean-American community

Uncategorized July 18, 2002 at 12:00 am

A young Korean-American former gang member imprisoned in 1991 for kidnapping will be released on parole, thanks to the petitions of Korean-Americans. Soon-ho Lee (not his real name), will begin his new life on September 3. Lee, whose parole was approved last September by the New York State Board ofRead More

City settles brutality claim; transgendered woman, family, friends awarded $360,000

Uncategorized July 18, 2002 at 12:00 am

The Bloomberg administration settled a lawsuit filed by a Bronx transgendered woman and her family, who charged they were brutalized when the police arrived at their home in response to a 911 medical emergency call in 1998. While the settlement divided $360,000 among four members of the family they remainRead More