Tag: media

New York Raises the Bar on Language Access

In a landmark announcement Tuesday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared that all 100 city agencies that serve the general public are now required to translate key documents and provide interpretation for the city’s millions of immigrant residents in…

McCain Links Obama to Castro in Web Ad

A new “click here” web ad circulating in South Florida shows Sen. Barack Obama and Fidel Castro pictured together and quotes Castro praising Obama as “the most advanced candidate.” There’s a tag at the bottom of the ad that reads,…

FI2W Weekend Reads: Links to Ethnic Media and Beyond

Court Interpreter, Erik Camayd-Freixas breaks his code of silence to report on how undocumented workers were abused and terrorized by the justice system in the wake of the largest immigration raid in history.  Read his essay, which made national headlines…

Immigrant Voters: New York’s New Soccer Moms?

The front page of last Sunday’s New York Times Metro section made much of the emergence of immigrants as an increasingly important voting bloc in New York City electoral politics, particularly with a view toward next year’s municipal elections. The…

Favorite Son? Ethnic groups want Obama in their story

In the media frenzy over the Latino vote and the candidates’ recent speeches before the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and National Council of La Raza, scant attention has…