Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas After a Year of Living Dangerously

Jose Antonio Vargas became the public face of undocumented youth when he revealed his status in a New York Times Magazine piece. Cristina DC Pastor sent us this report from The FilAm, an online magazine for Filipino Americans in the New York area.

Jen Furer with son Jonathon

Out of Status: A Bittersweet Memoir of Hope, Family Devotion and One Deportation after Another

A Filipino immigrant’s new memoir tells her family’s struggle to remain in the U.S. legally.

A group of young international filmmakers

Young Filmmakers from Conflict-Ridden Countries Tell Stories of Love and Sports

The organization Films Without Borders gives tools to youth around the world to create films about their own lives. Cristina DC Pastor went to a recent showcase of these films and sent us a report.


An Immigrant Once Called ‘Nigger’ Is Now Mayor of Small PA Town

In the lethargic town of Ridgway, Pennsylvania – which is closer to Canada than to New York City – there are only a handful of Filipino residents, and one of them got elected Mayor. Cristina DC Pastor brings us this story from The FilAm.


Chinatown’s Reinvented Economy – New Businesses, New Immigrants, New Growth

Chinatown’s economy is in transition as bus companies, wedding services and food production soar, serving communities across the northeast.

asian pacific american youth

Questioning the Image of Asian Americans as the “Model Minority”

Asian American students dominate New York City’s elite public high schools, but not all Asian students are deemed “college ready.” A new report seeks to paint a more balanced picture of Asian Pacific American educational achievement.

A newspaper stand in Morningside Heights, New York

Ethnic Media Confronts Advertisers Over Lack of Ad Revenue

A heated exchange between ad executives and ethnic media publishers and editors fails to yield a consensus on how small newspapers can attract more advertising.

The Valle brothers

The Morton Memo In Action, Deportation Reprieves Granted, But Immigrants Remain in Limbo

Deportation proceedings against two New Jersey brothers have been suspended, but they face an uncertain future under the Obama administration’s policy of prosecutorial discretion.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Looking Back at the Scandal of 2011: The Seductive Frenchman and a Feisty Hotel Maid

Nafissatou Diallo’s criminal charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn were dismissed. But questions remain about asylum-seekers and the U.S. justice system.


New Book Highlights Those Who Successfully Navigated the Immigration System

Green Card Stories, by journalist Saundra Amrhein, tells the stories of 50 people who climbed their way through the immigration law jungle.