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Agencies will move against those who fraudulently obtained Social Security cards

Uncategorized May 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

According to a report published by the Social Security Administration (SSA) Inspector General James G. Huse, Jr.’s office, one out of every 12 foreign-born people in the United States has a false Social Security number. Authorities are worried that with Social Security numbers, potential attackers can open bank accounts, obtainRead More

An evening with a minister

Uncategorized May 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

At an event in New York, I got a chance to see the Maulana [religious leader] Roohullah Madni, a provincial minister from the Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP), Pakistan. Madni holds the portfolios of religious affairs, social welfare and women’s welfare. The event, organized by the Khyber Society, was well attended.Read More

Mexican adolescents forced into sexual slavery

Uncategorized May 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

A New York court bail for a Mexican immigrant accused of raping, sodomizing and prostituting two adolescents that he lured from his country with the promise of wealth. Daniel Pérez appeared in Brooklyn Criminal Court, accused of bringing two young Mexican women on false pretexts to California and then toRead More

Korean-American store owners actively engage in soccer marketing

Uncategorized May 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

As the excitement of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea-Japan heats up, marketing strategies targeted at World Cup-related demands are actively unfolding. Some Korean-American business owners, predicting their employees’ tardiness and absence after staying up all night to watch live TV coverage of the games, have pushed back their workRead More

Large number of African-Americans, Caribbeans support Pataki

Uncategorized May 29, 2002 at 12:00 am

African-Americans and their Caribbean counterparts were scrambling last Thursday at SEIU Local 1199 Manhattan headquarters to hop aboard Gov. George Pataki’s already overcrowded re-election bandwagon before it leaves town without them. Speaker after speaker glorified the governor as an effective leader and touted his record of achievements; specifically, his leadershipRead More

Traced through the ‘Net

Uncategorized May 29, 2002 at 12:00 am

In the upper left, Attorney General John Ashcroft says, “Hey! Call me ‘spider.’” The person caught in the web is labeled “foreign students.” In the right hand corner, the description reads, “internet tracing system.”

Palestinian vendors boycott the New York Post

Uncategorized May 29, 2002 at 12:00 am

For the past few weeks, it has been difficult to buy the New York Post in the Polish neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Arab newsstand vendors have been boycotting the newspaper. According to vendors, the daily paper publishes false information about Muslims, turning society against them. Arab storeowners, even those whoRead More

Traced through the 'Net

Uncategorized May 29, 2002 at 12:00 am

In the upper left, Attorney General John Ashcroft says, “Hey! Call me ‘spider.’” The person caught in the web is labeled “foreign students.” In the right hand corner, the description reads, “internet tracing system.”

New Yorkers pleased with results

Uncategorized May 28, 2002 at 12:00 am

An enthusiastic group of U.S.-based Irish political junkies braved the extremely wet weather last Saturday morning and gathered at O’Neill’s in Manhattan to watch results from the Irish election arrive via computer hook-up to RTE, Ireland’s national broadcast network. The group started assembling at the midtown bar/restaurant, where a large-screenRead More

About adopting a child from India

Uncategorized May 24, 2002 at 12:00 am

In India, the rules for adoption vary for different communities. Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains are allowed to adopt under the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956. But Muslims and Christians can only be appointed guardians to the child. Indians living abroad and foreigners who apply for adopting an IndianRead More

A polarized New York

Uncategorized May 24, 2002 at 12:00 am

The average salary of a family living in New York City decreased between 1989 and 1999, according to census data released yesterday. While in 1989 the average annual salary for residents within the five boroughs was $38,900, by 1999 that number fell to $38,300. In New York State as aRead More

Fake driver’s license for immigrants

Uncategorized May 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

The number of undocumented immigrants obtaining false driver’s licenses increased after most states passed laws prohibiting undocumented immigrants from applying for state driver’s license. Immigrant organizations protested the new laws. According to the Bergen Record, many of the 300,000 immigrants living here illegally either have fake documents or obtained theirRead More

Ten second passport processing nears, foreign affairs department readies new technology

Uncategorized May 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

Before coming to America, Rodolfo Garcia waited in a long line and endured hours under the enervating heat of the sun just to have his passport processed at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila. “It was terrible. I was at the DFA as early as 5 a.m. and theRead More

Mural project traces Filipino history, identity

Uncategorized May 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

The search for an interweaving link between cultural heritage and identity led Filipino-American youth to create a massive artistic project. “Lakbay: Filipino-American Youth Mural Project” is among five exhibitions at the Jersey City Museum, which opened May 17. “Lakbay,” taken from the Tagalog word for “journey,” showcases the exploration ofRead More

Fake driver's license for immigrants

Uncategorized May 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

The number of undocumented immigrants obtaining false driver’s licenses increased after most states passed laws prohibiting undocumented immigrants from applying for state driver’s license. Immigrant organizations protested the new laws. According to the Bergen Record, many of the 300,000 immigrants living here illegally either have fake documents or obtained theirRead More