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Making New York 'Immigrant Friendly'

Oct 25, 2009

Photo from nyc.gov by Spencer T Tucker Bloomberg upgraded the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to become a charter agency, which provides direct access to the mayor. He appointed Fatima A.


Bloomberg's Calmer -- But Still Divided -- City

Oct 13, 2009

Photo (cc) ClixYou A mosaic at Lenox Avenue and 125th Street in Harlem, a neighborhood rapidly changing through housing development. This is one in a series, to run between now and Election


The Citizen

Sep 08, 2009

Photo by New York Immigrant Coalition A rally for immigrant health and labor reforms on May 1st in Madison Square Park With Congress mired in the debate over health care, changing the


Museum of Chinese in America Gets a New Home

Aug 24, 2009

Photos by Larry Tung Images from exhibits at the Museum of Chinese in America A first-generation American born to immigrant parents from Shanghai, China, Helen Zia did not learn Chinese growing up


The Citizen

Jul 13, 2009

Photo (cc) gordonnews The neglected issue of immigration law reform may be about to move front and center again. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, who will try to steer the


The Citizen: Sotomayor's Impact

Jun 01, 2009

White House photo (c) Pete Souza CONFRONTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE While domestic violence exists throughout American society, it presents a particularly daunting problem in immigrant communities. Cultural mores, language barriers and fear


The Citizen

Apr 20, 2009

Image (cc) New York City Council With the U.S. Census -- the decennial count of all of us -- slated for next year, New York officials already are taking steps to