They have never visited Libya, but the children of Libyan refugees and exiles living in the U.S. have become a vital force in efforts to topple the regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.
Immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa demonstrated in front of the United Nations on Friday to show support for the uprisings in their homelands.
On Twitter, blogs, Facebook and other media, the Egyptian diaspora is afire with words of solidarity with the protesters, calls for Mubarak to resign immediately and anger towards what they view as misrepresentation by the Western media.
Egyptian Americans are jubilant about the uprising in their homeland, but anxious about what will come next.
On Martin Luther King Day, Tunisians in New York called for civil rights in their home country and showed their support for the revolution taking place in their homeland.
Ethnic Pashtun immigrants can’t return home because they are considered too “American,” but in the U.S. they are profiled as terror suspects.
The controversy over a proposed mosque and Muslim cultural center near ground zero has spurred new interest in politics among Muslim voters. But those in New York’s 13th Congressional District must choose between two opponents of the Park51 plan.
The backlash against a proposed mosque and Islamic cultural center in lower Manhattan has spurred Muslims in New York to get involved in local politics.
Despite the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq, the struggles continue for Iraqis displaced by the war.
The federal government is sending conflicting signals about its deportation policies. Recently, WNYC reported on the human side of deportation in a story about a couple snagged by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement Fugitive Operations team.