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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

Chinatowns in Manhattan and Brooklyn can have fireworks on New Years

Uncategorized January 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

The Manhattan Chinatown will have fireworks for Chinese New Year. Community activists who have advocated for the use of New Year fireworks are happy with the decision. It has been seven years since Chinatown was last a “Real Chinatown.” Brooklyn Chinatown will have fireworks on the ninth day of theRead More

PIDCI takes up cause of migrant domestic workers

Uncategorized January 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

PIDCI takes up cause of migrant domestic workers, by Reuben S. Seguritan, Filipino Reporter, 30 January 2003. English language. On Jan. 25, 2003, the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc., in cooperation with the Philippine Consulate and the CAAV (Coalition Against Anti-Asian Violence), will take a closer look at the issuesRead More

As the Department of Education re-evaluates bilingual education, Chinese parents should voice their opinions

Uncategorized January 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

The Department of Education is re-evaluating bilingual education and Chinese parents should voice their opinions, Che Wei–she, World Journal, 30 January 2003. Translated from Chinese by Yik Kong. As Fujianese immigrants become the main group of recent Chinese immigrants, the number of Fujianese students increases significantly. Fujianese students’ language problemsRead More

Jewish organizations are against registrations

Uncategorized January 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

Last week, I praised Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) for his efforts to curtail the Registration Law. I received a call from a reader who said, “you must also praise Jewish organizations for opposing the Registration Law.” Its true that many in the Jewish community are the first to identify discriminationRead More

Battle against deportation: Nicaraguan Roger Calero has the support of many organizations

Uncategorized January 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

“This is not a unique case, but it is a good opportunity to demand the INS end its campaign of deporting thousands of Latinos,”said Nicaraguan journalist Roger Calero on Wednesday, who faces deportation for an old conviction. Calero has resided in the United States for 15 years. He said thatRead More

Beyond competition-ending anti-Chinese prejudice

Uncategorized January 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

California has the highest number of Koreans in America, while New York State has the second largest number. According to the 2000 Census, the Korean population in New York State is 119,846?this is only 0.63 percent of the entire population of New York. Even though the number of Koreans inRead More

Learning by doing at after-school activism club

Uncategorized January 29, 2003 at 12:00 am

At least once a week, Chris Rambarran volunteers his time to make Norwood a better place to live. He attends local community meetings, and has repeatedly called the Department of Transportation (DOT) to fix a number of broken lights in the Williamsbridge Oval. Laudable, certainly, but there are many localRead More

The Chinese and the Jews

Uncategorized January 29, 2003 at 12:00 am

In Soviet times, popular jokes often began this way: “So there was this Jew and this Chinaman…” Or “What do Jews and Chinese have in common?” Even the introduction of such a joke, back in those days, inspired laughter. However, these Jewish jokes, most of them thought up by Jews,Read More

Taking refuge in Canada is becoming progressively harder: Pakistanis turned away at border

Uncategorized January 29, 2003 at 12:00 am

Pakistanis seeking refuge in Canada from the U.S. registration law are being turned away at all three major entry points, Plattsburgh, N.Y., Buffalo , N.Y. and Windsor, Ontario. After they file claims at the border, they are given an appointment with a judge to prove their refugee status and thenRead More

We must focus on the situation here to stop the registrations

Uncategorized January 29, 2003 at 12:00 am

The registration law is making it clear to Pakistanis as never before that they must focus on the political process of this country, rather than on Pakistan. In this atmosphere of discrimination against Muslims, we have no option but to struggle for our civil rights here. To do this, weRead More

Albany newspaper backs man’s bid to vote

Uncategorized January 28, 2003 at 12:00 am

The Albany Times Union, which covers a city known for every political trick in the book, has come out in support of John Kennedy O’Hara getting back his right to vote. O’Hara has been banned from voting in his native Brooklyn because he voted from his girlfriend’s address during severalRead More