The signing of SB 1070 by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010 struck fear in many undocumented immigrants. But the law also had the unintended consequence of emboldening some immigrants to get involved in politics and community organizing.
Homing pigeons were once a common sight in the skies over many New York neighborhoods. Fi2W’s Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska produced a radio story for WNYC about a handful of immigrants and native New Yorkers, who keep pigeon flocks today.
A spectacular parade in the heart of Chinatown kicked off the Chinese lunar new year 4709. Larry Tung brings us an audio slideshow of New Yorkers ringing in the Year of the Rabbit.
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.
Feet in Two Worlds fellow Larry Tung takes a video tour of one of the best-kept secrets in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
In early December, the Colombia’s FARC guerrillas announced plans to liberate five political prisoners. In the wake of that news, Annie Correal interviewed FARC’s most well-known former hostage, former Colombian presidential candidate, Ingrid Betancourt.
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.
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.
Secure Communities is a federal program designed to find and deport undocumented immigrants who have committed serious crimes like murder, kidnapping and crimes that threaten national security. But advocates say it makes immigrants less secure.