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Undocumented Immigrants

Apr 06, 2006

New York City certainly has a lot at stake in the current debate in Congress over the most significant change in immigration policy in decades. More than a third of


Hispanics and the Ferrer Candidacy

Dec 22, 2005

Fernando Ferrer was the first candidate of Hispanic descent to run with major party backing for the office of mayor of New York City, and when he lost by a


Who Can Afford to Live in New York City?

Oct 04, 2005

Affordable housing has been one of the few concrete campaign issues this year; every candidate seems to have a plan. But is it possible to satisfy the need for affordable


Can NYC Profile Young Muslim Males?

Aug 24, 2005

Earlier this month Assemblyman Dov Hikind and Councilmember James Oddo both suggested that random searches in the subway weren’t good enough; the police should target particular people. “When we look


New York’s Responders and Protectors

Mar 24, 2005

They stand apart, the 70,000 or so people hired to respond to crises in the city, protecting the lives and property of New Yorkers – police officers, firefighters, corrections officers,