Post Tagged with: "Fiscal Policy Institute"

Assembly member Catalina Cruz, Zach Ahmad and Natalia Francisco and at the forum entitled “Driver’s Licenses Now: The Path, the Benefits and How It Will Work in NY.” (Photo by Edwin Martinez via El Diario)

Panel Urges Albany to Pass Driver’s Licenses Bill that Benefits ‘Everyone’

Immigration, New York, Transportation March 4, 2019 at 6:19 pm

A panel of elected officials, community leaders and immigrant workers urged Albany to pass a driver’s licenses for the undocumented bill, touting its overall economic benefits for New Yorkers, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Jacek Marchwinski (Photo by Alexksandra Slabisz for Voices of NY)

How Polish Immigrants Became Entrepreneurs

First generation Polish immigrants describe what drove them to persevere as entrepreneurs, and talk about the next generations and their plans.

NYS Dreamers (Photo by Caroline Lewis)

Students Urge Cuomo to Support NYS Dream Act

Education, Immigration November 7, 2013 at 11:35 am

Protestors pressed for passage of NY State legislation to make tuition assistance available to undocumented immigrants.

Sahadi's started out as a Middle Eastern food store but has expanded into an international gourmet business. (Photo by JolieNY, Flickr Creative Commons License)

An Earful of Immigrants at Work

Business, Immigration, In the News, Labor, Mexican May 1, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds features “audio postcards” in which people from an immigrant background talk about their job, from a Polish-American worker at Greenpoint bakery Peter Pan to the Lebanese-American owner of family-run food store Sahadi’s.

Great Taste’s owner didn’t know of his restaurants glowing reputation. (Photo by Anelise Chen/OpenCity)

Popular Dumpling Eatery Still Struggles to Make a Profit

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Immigration December 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm

The Great Taste Dumpling in Sunset Park is busy with hipsters and foodies, but the popularity hasn’t translated into profits for owner Mr. Chen, a Chinese immigrant who works 18-hour days to keep his business going, reports Open City.

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Immigrants Own Businesses in NYC at Twice the National Rate

Business, Demographics June 26, 2012 at 6:29 pm

A recent report by the Fiscal Policy Institute found that immigrants own 36 percent of the small businesses in New York’s metro area. Nationwide, 18 percent of small business owners are foreign-born. Ethnic papers looked at the news from a Korean, Polish and Latino perspective.

NYC small businesses showing their worth

Caribbean, Economy, Immigration, In the News, New York October 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm

It’s a predictable fact of our daily lives that in extremely difficult times, we search for a glimmer of hope, anything that would tell us that better days are ahead. So it is the small businesses, especially those in minority communities, which are suffering heavy blows from the demoralizing effectsRead More