Author: Aurora Almendral

Bio: Aurora Almendral is a Philippine-born freelance writer based in New York City. As a Fulbright Scholar to Morocco and Spain, she researched and filmed a documentary on entrepreneurship and illegal immigration in Madrid. She previously worked as a research assistant at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and has written for Filipinas Magazine and New America Media.


Filipino Domestic Workers Flee War in Syria, Return Home to No Work

Posted on: 03 Jul 2013

Aurora Almendral reports for PRI’s The World on the challenges faced by Filipino domestic workers in Syria.

Undocumented, Paying Taxes, Hoping for Immigration Reform

Posted on: 21 Mar 2013

Fi2W contributor Aurora Almendral talked to undocumented immigrants who pay income tax in anticipation of immigration reform.

Could New York be Close to Electing its First Latino Mayor?

Posted on: 20 Dec 2012

New York city has a large and diverse Latino population. A successful candidate would have to run on the issues.

Immigrant Farmworkers, a Hidden Part of NY’S Local Food Movement

Posted on: 26 Nov 2012

In New York State, many labor laws don’t apply to farmworkers who often work 60 to 80 hours a week. FI2W contributor Aurora Almendral went upstate for our radio partner WNYC to investigate.

Crops Rot due to Lack of Workers—Farmers Talk of Immigration Reform

Posted on: 25 Sep 2012

In Arizona, home of SB 1070, the head of the state farm bureau seeks reforms that make it easier for migrant workers to cross the border to work in U.S. fields.

Immigration News Picks 9/20/2012: Romney and the Latino vote, Report Shows Racial Profiling of Hispanics in North Carolina

Posted on: 20 Sep 2012

A roundup of news from the presidential campaign and other stories from around the nation.

Muslim Immigrants in a Brooklyn Neighborhood Walk a Careful Line in Wake of Anti-US Violence

Posted on: 18 Sep 2012

Defending Islam against an anti-Muslim video as well as anti-U.S. violence in the Middle East.

Food in 2 Worlds™ Podcast: First Comes Filipino Immigration then a Jollibee Restaurant

Posted on: 01 Aug 2012

Jollibee restaurants have taken American food that was imposed on Filipinos during the colonial period and made it something that Filipino immigrants can be proud of.

A New Kind of Comic Book Superhero? José Busca Legalizarse

Posted on: 30 May 2012

A new graphic novel features an unlikely hero — an undocumented immigrant who battles fraudulent immigration services.

Food in 2 Worlds: One Man’s Quest to Taste Food from Every Nation, Without Leaving NYC

Posted on: 27 Mar 2012

Charles Bibilos is creating his own United Nations of food by seeking out cooks from every nation in the world, all within the confines of New York’s five boroughs.