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 the midst of a 9.8 percent unemployment rate and the worst economic recession since the 1930s, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has taken time to advocate for Latino LGBT rights.
The night before both Houses of Congress were expected to vote on the Dream Act, supporters held candlelight vigils across the country to pray for its passage.
As new generations of immigrants emerge, is NY’s political character changing? A recent forum focused on how immigrant communities gain influence in government.
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.
In New York, just as certain job sectors are dominated by immigrants, so are the unions representing workers in those fields. Many are new citizens who enthusiastically participate in the electoral process and are an important asset for local candidates.
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.
On Friday, comedian Stephen Colbert will testify in Congress in support of AgJOBS, a bill that would grant undocumented farm workers currently in the United states a path towards legal status by continuing to work in agriculture.