JULY 2002
Web Resources

• Immigration and Naturalization Service

• The New York City Mayor's Office Of Immigrant Affairs and Language Services

• Citizenship NYC

• New York Immigration Hotline

• National Immigration Forum

• Genealogical Resources in the New York Metropolitan Area


• The Migration Information Force


• ACLU Immigrants Rights Project

• America Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Immigration Law Foundation

• Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force

• Glossary

Local: General

• Archdiocese of New York Immigrant and Refugee Services

• Asian American Federation of New York

• Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

• New York Alliance for New Americans

• The New York Immigration Coalition

Local: Specific

• Alianza Dominicana

• American-Bangladeshi Friendship Association

• Asian Americans for Equality

• Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund


• Chinese Progressive Association

• Emerald Isle Immigration Center of New York

• Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York

• National Association of Korean Americans

• National Coalition for Haitian Rights


• August 2001
• December 2001
• January 2002
• February 2002
• March 2002
• April 2002
• May 2002
• June 2002



Speak Like A New Yorker

Learn how to say thank you in the 18 top languages that New Yorkers speak.

Language Written Sound # of NYC Speakers *
English Thank you Thank you 4,507,520
Spanish Gracias Gracias 1,486,815
Chinese: Mandarin xìe xìe 211,447
Chinese: Cantonese doh jeh; m goi
Italian Grazie Grazie 202,538
French Merci Merci 105,756
Yiddish a dank aych 93,529
Russian Spasibo 65,895
Korean Kam-sa-ham-ni-da 62,671
Greek Efharisto' 55,461
Polish Dzie,kuje, Dzie,kuje, 47,575
French Creole Mèsi Mèsi 43,660
Hebrew toda 40,044
Hindi dhanyavaad 37,123
Urdu Shukriya
Tagalog Salamat Salamat 35,094
Arabic shokran 31,460
Portuguese Obrigado Obrigado 14,649

*Statistics from the 1990 Census, showing the number of people who speak each language at home. The results of the 2000 Census will be released later this year.

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