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.
Many Polish voters didn’t know or didn’t care about today’s New York Primary. One woman who wanted to vote couldn’t because she is an undocumented immigrant.
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?
N.Y. Assemblyman Richard Brodsky is hoping Russian immigrant voters will give him the margin he needs to win the five-way Democratic primary for attorney general.
Supporters of Francisco Moya stress respect for women in his campaign for the N.Y. Assembly. His opponent, Hiram Monserrate is attempting a comeback after being forced to leave the N.Y. State Senate after a conviction in a domestic case.
A federal injunction against parts of Arizona’s new immigration law leaves immigrants in New York and their supporters unsatisfied.
New Yorkers take a centrist position on immigration reform.
2010 marks the 200th birthday of the composer Frederic Chopin. For Polish immigrants his music has special meaning. FI2W’s Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska produced a radio story for WNYC on the community’s response to the great composer.
June 1st was marked by more acts of civil disobedience in New York City, as the pressure for legislators to move on immigration ramps up.
The recession and budget cuts create tough choices for older Polish immigrants in New York.