Post Tagged with: "FBI"

‘Living as the Son of an Alleged Terrorist’

‘Living as the Son of an Alleged Terrorist’

Crime, Muslim, New York, Video May 11, 2018 at 12:47 pm

BRIC TV profiles a young imam in Albany whose father was arrested in an FBI counterterrorism sting operation.

Shoppers at South Asian stores in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo by Zachary Korb, Creative Commons Licence)

Crime, City’s Economy Concern South Asian Voters

Elections 2013, In the News, Politics, South Asian June 27, 2013 at 7:04 pm

The city’s finances, budget cuts and security are some of the top issues for the city’s South Asian voters, most of whom remain undecided, reports News India Times.

State Sen. José Peralta said that he is not under investigation and that there was nothing inappropriate in his conversations with Shirley Huntley. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario-La Prensa)

I’m Not Under Investigation, Says Queens Boro Prez Hopeful

Elections 2013, Government, In the News, Politics, Queens May 14, 2013 at 2:32 pm

State Sen. and Queens borough president hopeful José Peralta emphatically told El Diario-La Prensa that he is not under investigation. The clarification comes after his name was included in a list of officials who were secretly recorded as part of a corruption investigation.

Big Trouble for Chinatown Lawyers

Big Trouble for Chinatown Lawyers

Crime, East Asian, Immigration April 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm

This Dec. 19, 2012 story from The China Press, about the fallout from the arrest of 26 immigration lawyers in Chinatown, won first prize in the 2013 Ippies Journalism Awards for best investigative or in-depth story.

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Chinese Asylum Seekers Worried After Law Firm Raids

Crime, East Asian, Immigration, In the News January 9, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Sing Tao Daily follows-up on last month’s FBI raids of Chinatown law firms. Clients of the firms expressed concerns on whether they would get ensnared into the raids. The article profiles a green card holder whose case is now being re-examined by the court.

FBI agents walk away a man arrested during it December 18 raids in Chinatown. (Photo via Sing Tao)

Asylum Fraud Arrests Don’t Surprise Many in Chinatown

Asian, Crime, Immigration, Manhattan December 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm

The FBI arrest of 26 people in Chinatown, among them attorneys, translators, law firm and church employees, on immigration fraud charges involving false asylum claims didn’t surprise many, the Sing Dao Daily reported.

DRUM members take part in "Stop and Frisk: Silent March Against Racial Profiling," on Fathers' Day 2012 in New York. (Photo via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Questioning the NYPD’s Use of ‘Entrapment’ Methods

Crime, Opinion, South Asian December 11, 2012 at 3:26 pm

In a piece in the Bangladeshi weekly Thikana, opinion writer Kazi Fauzia raises concerns over the NYPD’s use of “entrapment” methods in the war on terror, particularly around the October arrest of a 21-year-old Bangladeshi student.

Radical or Regular?: The Muslim Students Association is often shunned by Jewish groups as a hotbed of Islamic radicalism. But Jewish student groups find the MSA to be a reliable partner for interfaith dialogue. (Photo by Nathan Guttman)

Jewish and Muslim Student Groups Overcome Distrust to Form Partnership

Education, Religion May 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Jewish students at colleges across the country are increasingly ignoring the “red line” that has separated them from Muslim Student Associations, and are finding their local MSA chapters to be reliable partners for interfaith activities, The Jewish Daily Forward reports.

Student cyber-scammers get light sentences

Student cyber-scammers get light sentences

Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Opinion November 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Light sentences for scammers blamed for $3m bank fraud raise questions about law enforcement and the J-1 visa program.