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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

Harriet Tubman Avenue: City Council renames Harlem’s St. Nicolas Avenue in honor of famed abolitionist

Uncategorized July 18, 2002 at 12:00 am

What’s in a name? A lot, as the City Council meeting on July 10 showed. Several bills related to the renaming of departments and 13 different public places. One bill called for the changing of the name of the Organized Crime Control Commission to the Business Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission.Read More

Twelve Filipino-Americans join NYPD

Uncategorized July 18, 2002 at 12:00 am

At least a dozen Filipino-Americans were among the 2,000 new recruits sworn in on July 2 to the New York Police Department (NYPD) by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly. Nearly half of the recruits are minorities. The class is one of the most ethnically diverseRead More

Harriet Tubman Avenue: City Council renames Harlem's St. Nicolas Avenue in honor of famed abolitionist

Uncategorized July 18, 2002 at 12:00 am

What’s in a name? A lot, as the City Council meeting on July 10 showed. Several bills related to the renaming of departments and 13 different public places. One bill called for the changing of the name of the Organized Crime Control Commission to the Business Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission.Read More

Hunger memorial

Uncategorized July 16, 2002 at 12:00 am

The Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park City will be unveiled Tuesday, July 16, at 11 a.m., by President Mary McAleese of Ireland, New York Governor George Pataki, and other Irish and Irish-American dignitaries. Members of the public will be allowed to visit the site immediately after the ceremonial opening,Read More

NAACP vital amidst terror war

Uncategorized July 16, 2002 at 12:00 am

While the Bush administration is engaged in its global war against terrorism and implementing measures that threaten civil liberties, the NAACP is holding its 93rd annual convention this week, where the theme this year is “Freedom under Fire.” Julian Bond, NAACP chairman, said that freedom is shrinking as fear expands.Read More