Chinatown’s economy is in transition as bus companies, wedding services and food production soar, serving communities across the northeast.
A new report from the Brookings Institution shows that as the U.S. population ages, the labor force will increasingly depend on immigrants and their children to keep the economy moving.
With Greece’s economy reeling and its unemployment rate about 18 percent, some Greeks are trying their luck in the U.S. — especially true in the stronghold of Astoria, Queens. Listen to this radio story from Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska that aired Friday on WNYC radio.
A new report shows that immigrant women are much more likely to be entrepreneurs than U.S.-born women, a trend especially visible over the last decade.
Immigrant-owned food businesses play an important role in the NYC’s economy. The first City-sponsored food expo aimed to connect food entrepreneurs to the rest of the food business chain.
At first, immigrants were underrepresented–some say excluded–at the protests on Wall Street, but now they are arriving in droves.
Ten years ago, the U.S. political system was poised for major immigration reform. Then came the tragic events of 9/11/2001, and the national mood shifted towards fear of the immigrant, as opposed to an embrace.
Fi2W columnist Erwin de Leon says Georgia’s new immigration law isn’t just affecting undocumented farmworkers, it’s having a negative impact on the lives and well-being of ordinary citizens, including those who supported the get-tough policy.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leading a coalition of mayors and powerful businessmen to push for immigration reform, as a way to stimulate the U.S. economy.
By Diego Graglia, FI2W web editor Support for Barack Obama in the presidential election among Hispanic voters may have been even higher than exit polls have indicated. According to a new poll released Thursday by ImpreMedia, the country’s largest Spanish-language…