Mustansar Waheed, a Pakistani immigrant, was worried that he wouldn’t pass English-language and U.S. civics exams required to become a naturalized citizen. But with the help of a Brooklyn non-profit agency he made the grade.
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.
With help from grassroots groups, Asian Americans are becoming a rising force in New York City politics. Watch Larry Tung’s video documenting their ascent.
Francisco Moya routed Hiram Monserrate in the Democratic primary for a Queens seat in the New York State Assembly, and in the Bronx Gustavo Rivera ousted Pedro Espada the State Senate Majority Leader.
New York’s “Little Pakistan” was mostly ignored by the candidates and is largely unaware there’s an election happening today. What does it mean when an immigrant community does not participate in mainstream politics?
In a classic story of New York City grassroots immigrant politics, Korean-American candidates are running for local office in Tuesday’s primary, as the Korean community looks to build its political influence.
A group of Filipino lawyers is providing free legal clinics to help their community navigate a complicated immigration system.
The current challenge to the birthright citizenship clause of the 14th amendment is nothing new–the Supreme Court took on the issue back in 1898.
At a street fair in Queens, the multifaceted South Asian community came together for a celebration of art and music, but also to talk about pressing issues in their community like foreclosures and domestic violence.
A language barrier compounds problems for Vietnamese immigrants working in Louisiana’s fishing industry who are suffering from the shutdown of fishing in state waters.