In the wake of the arrest of a naturalized US citizen from Pakistan in connection with the failed car bomb attack on Times Square, many Pakistani Americans are angry and scared.
The sights and sounds of the 31st annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival in New York City.
Voters in the Philippines will use automated machines for the first time in Monday’s elections. Filipino Americans are nervous the system will fail, and the elections will be marred by corruption and violence.
Asian immigrants in New York City continue to reel from the economic recession, particularly the aftermath of the housing market collapse.
In NY, with a heavy concentration of Filipino nurses working in hospitals and nursing homes, 3 areas of concern weigh heavily: the recession, a shortage of visas, and a testing scandal.
Korean is one of 6 official languages that the census questionnaire can be completed in. That doesn’t mean counting Koreans in New York is easy.
While Filipino Americans generally support the census, undocumented Filipino immigrants worry about giving out personal information.
Recent victories by Chinese candidates are helping the census drive this year, but New York’s Chinese community has already seen how the census count has helped to shape its political power in bitter and joyful ways.
A Bloomberg administration official says the number of New Yorkers who have mailed back their completed census forms “is horribly low right now.”
After a decades-long fight, Filipinos who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in World War II see their claim recognized by the American government thanks to the Obama administration’s stimulus package.