Author: Suman Raghunathan

Bio: Suman Ragunathan is a former Feet in 2 Worlds contributor. Suman is an experienced immigration and public policy analyst and consultant, with expertise spanning the grassroots, advocacy, and policy worlds.


Immigrant Voters: New York’s New Soccer Moms?

Posted on: 18 Jul 2008

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 acknowlegment of immigrant voting power flies in the face of conventional wisdom, which has long […]

Bringing Back the Nightly News… en Espanol

Posted on: 08 Jul 2008

Spanish-language media giant Univisión announced last week that its local evening newscasts in Los Angeles and New York were the first- and second most-watched local broadcasts nationwide among all viewers in any language in the coveted 18-to-49 age bracket (otherwise known as the media’s Holy Grail). The announcement is especially striking given the continued shrinking […]

Early Education, Child care, and Immigrant New York

Posted on: 02 Jul 2008

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) and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). The report, “Breaking Down Barriers: Immigrant […]

McCain and Obama's Five Percent Rule

Posted on: 18 Jun 2008

Both of the major parties’ presumptive Presidential nominees are salivating over the Latino vote, and with good reason. Four years ago, George Bush won New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, and Florida by less than 5 percent of the vote. Each of these states has a vast Latino population—case in point: one in three New Mexico voters […]