Almost a third of all immigrants living in the United States hail from Asia, but their voices are often left out of the immigration debate.
45 percent of the students at P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn are designated English Language Learners. The school has won the trust of immigrant families by immersing the students in both English and Spanish, but its D.O.E report card was mixed.
A group of undocumented students have formed an advocacy group on campus to support each other and fight for passage of the DREAM Act.
For our Food in Two Worlds series, Adeola Oladele-Fayehun from AfricanSpotlight.com brings us this video report and interview with Lookman Afolayan Mashood, a man who was once an ice cream vendor on the streets of Lagos and is now the owner of Buka, a popular Nigerian restaurant in Brooklyn, NY.
A Polish immigrant was the victim of the only homicide reported on September 11, 2001. Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska produced a radio story about Henryk Siwiak for our partner, WNYC Radio.
Pauline O’Brien came to the U.S. when she was 19 years old. Today she’s the assistant principal of a NYC high school with a large immigrant population. Listen to her story.
An annual competition gives students from Turkish schools in the U.S. a chance to show off their knowledge of Turkish music, culture and language.
A wave of relief, as Pakistani Americans and organizations representing Muslim Americans react to the death of Osama bin Laden.
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.
In the second article in FI2W’s series on New York’s ethnic newspapers, the editor of Nowy Dziennik talks about the challenges facing the Polish-language daily as it marks its 40th year of publication.