Andrew Silverstein, Co-Founder of Streetwise New York Tours, criticizes legislation sponsored by Republican New York City Councilmen Peter Koo and Dan Halloran that would mandate store signs across the city to be at least 60 percent in English.
There is growing demand for Chinese language instruction across the U.S. Watch Lan Trinh’s video of a public elementary school in New York that initiated a dual language Mandarin-English program.
New York’s immigrant advocates announced their legislative priorities for the year. At the top of the list are ensuring language access to state government services and ending the state’s participation in the U.S. Secure Communities program.
New York may be the iconic immigrant city, but for newcomers it’s not exactly a model of simplicity, at least when it comes to government services, says a new report by the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF)…